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Composites Division Develops a Novel Seal Design

Frewer Engineering's Advanced Composites Division has been actively engaged in the concept design and analysis of a novel lightweight flexible seal for an aero structures project.

The seal is exposed to airstream velocities of 500mph+ and is required to accommodate flexing of between 10 and 30mm with three degrees of freedom. The solution, based on co-cured aramid and carbon prepreg, is currently undergoing full-scale R&D testing and is already showing promising results for the customer.

Head of the Advanced Composites Division, Matthew Jeffreys, said: "Co-curing aramid prepreg with carbon prepreg allows us to capitalize on the mechanical properties of each material and match precisely the flexural requirements of the design with a more rigid mounting."



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