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Carbon fiber drone housings have gradually become the application trend

Discussion in 'DroneVibes News' started by Droner, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Droner

    Droner Member

    Aug 22, 2019
    New Zealand
    Posted by Droner, Nov 26, 2019 #1
    As a high-tech product, drones have applications in many fields, such as aerial photography, surveying and mapping, plant protection spraying irrigation, cruise and so on. In order to ensure its endurance and load capacity, the drone housing must be lightweight and high-strength. In the beginning, aluminum alloy, titanium alloy, engineering plastics, and other materials were selected. The carbon fiber drone housing gradually replaced them with its excellent performance.

    Metal materials such as aluminum alloys and titanium alloys are high in strength but heavy in weight, resulting in small drone loads and short battery life. In military applications, metal materials also reflect radar signals to form secondary bands, which is very unfavorable. Carbon fiber drone housings are light in weight, high in strength, and effective in electromagnetic shielding, which can make up for these shortcomings.

    To reduce the weight of the drone, we also need to consider reducing the number of parts. The carbon fiber drone housing adopts an integrated molding process, which can reduce about 60% of parts and components, and eliminates the assembly step. During the flight of the drone, it may encounter situations such as collision or scraping of branches, and small parts such as screws are extremely easy to fall, affecting flight. The carbon fiber drone housing is integrally formed to avoid this situation, and due to high specific strength and specific rigidity, the chip can be well protected by bumps and scratches.

    From a cost perspective, the price of carbon fiber is higher than materials such as aluminum alloys and engineering plastics, but with the development of research, the price has gradually become civilian. From a long-term perspective, carbon fiber drone housings are more conducive to drones to perform tasks, reduce energy consumption, and have great significance for energy conservation.

    Shenzhen Century Southern Technology Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of UAV manufacturer MMC. It is a high-tech company specializing in the research and development and production of new materials, new energy, and precision electronic instruments. It has strong technical strength and has many design and practical patents. The company consists of four major divisions: new materials, power, energy, and drones. It has long provided a variety of high-performance composite materials for custom development of the drone industry, intelligent battery technology applications, R & D and manufacturing of precision electronic instruments, OEM design, etc. service.

    The New Materials Division is the fist department of the Southern Century. Since 2007, it has provided carbon fiber, glass fiber, and other high-performance composite material accessories and integrated molding process fuselage products to a large number of domestic and foreign aerospace model companies and drone companies. One of several companies that realizes one-piece molding technology. At present, Century South has become a multi-rotor integrated molded shell manufacturer with the highest market share and the largest variety of models at home and abroad.

    Currently, drones produced by MMC Airlines use carbon fiber housings.

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