Our engineering services include:
Helicoid™ laminate design and material selection
FEA simulation studies to optimize and predict Helicoid™ laminate performances.
Panel prototyping and lab testing.
Helicoid™ architecture product and manufacturing process integration
Helicoid™ transverse deployment into multiple product/part categories
Access to research of excellence facilities for testing, manufacturing, and analysis of composite materials
Helicoid™ Composite Reinforcements:
With our industrial partners, we offer Helicoid™ Non-Crimp-Fabrics tailored to our customer applications.
We sell Automated Fiber/Tape Placement 2D and 3D preforms in dry or prepreg state.
Panel prototyping and lab testing and access to research of excellence facilities for testing, manufacturing, and analysis of composite materials.
The Inspiration - The Mantis Shrimp
The Helicoid™ evolved over hundreds of millions of years to become highly efﬁcient and incredibly tough.
Equipped with a hammer-like club that performs and survives rapid underwater attacks.
Faster than a .22 caliber bullet
Pulverizes its prey
Internal structure provides incredible protection
More Sustainable, and
All at a Lower Production Cost
Helicoid™ has emulated this efﬁcient architecture.
From Shrimp to Product - Nature Emulated
to emulate the Helicoid™ architecture
Patented by the UCR and licensed exclusively to Helicoid™ for commercialization (patent expires 2034)
The Helicoid™ Architecture
IT’S NOT THE MATERIAL – IT’S THE STRUCTURE
Sheets of parallel ﬁbers are stacked, and each layer is rotated to form a Helicoid™
Helicoid™ Composite Laminate Beneﬁts
Delay catastrophic failure by 74%
Improved impact strength by up to 50% (significant weight and cost savings)
Increase maximum load bearing capacity by 92%
Peak transverse load can be improved by up to 73%
>100% in-plane surface delamination (higher energy dissipation)
20% residual compression strength after impact
50% through thickness damage reduction