Cork is a versatile, natural, and renewable material. The honeycomb structure of cork provides high durability and moisture resistance but makes it a difficult material to machine. At Upland Fab, we’re up to the challenge. Our experience and unique cutting techniques allow us to manufacture cork parts with incredible precision.
Benefits of cork
- Nearly impermeable by liquids and gasses
- Can be compressed to almost half its volume without losing flexibility
- Lightweight- just 0.16 grams per cubic centimeter
- Resistant to decay
- Renewable and recyclable
- Incredible acoustic, thermal, and vibration insulator
Aerospace Applications of P50 Cork
The lightweight, flexible and insulative nature of cork makes it an excellent material for aerospace applications. The P50 cork we machine at Upland Fab has a history of use for thermal protection in aerospace projects.
Precision-Machined Cork Parts
Upland Fab uses multi-axis machining to produce high precision cork parts. Our state-of-the-art CNC machining technology enables us to manufacture your parts with minimal handling and fixturing requirements. In most instances, even the most intricate parts can be completed in a single operation, for significantly reduced turnaround times.
Our DPD/MBD processes (Digital Product Definition/Model-Based Definition) allow us to work directly from your digital CAD models. By working straight from your design files, we can eliminate machining errors and improve the accuracy and precision of the resulting parts. Ultimately, this gives you better quality parts at lower prices.