Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)


How the honeycomb is made

The honeycomb is made by printing a pattern of parallel, thin stripes of adhesive onto thin sheets of aluminium. These sheets are then stacked in a heated press to cure the adhesive and slices cut through the thickness of the sheet. The slices, or block form, are then gently stretched and expanded to form a sheet of continuous hexagonal cell shapes.