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Sing Core Metal-Skinned Panels

lightweight panel honeycomb high strength sing aluminum

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Our patented Sing Core honeycomb/torsion box panels can be covered in a metal skin of either aluminum , cold-rolled steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, etc., depending on the desired effect and/or use.  (See applications.)  When covered in metal skin, our lightweight 2 x 2 inch grid panels include the following features to order:1)          Inch per inch stronger than steel (tested at 660 PSI);2)          True flat to 1/16” per 8’ (for 50 years with our professional guarantee);3)          Lightweight;

4)          Flutter/rattle resistant;

5)          Rust resistant:

6)          Non-combustible;

7)          Highly resistance to moisture corrosion/waterproof/water resistant/storm proof;

8)          Resistant to fungi;

9)          Available in a variety of finishes, thicknesses and densities with numerous panel edge options;

10)        Sound deadening;

11)        Insulated from R3 to R6.6;

12)        Standard panels come embedded with solid wood edges for easy assembly;

13)        Available in almost unlimited custom shapes and designs; and

14)        Many more custom features.

In addition, our Sing panel cores are made with our patented, formaldehyde-free, non-toxic eco-friendly glue and recycled foam.  Overall, metal Sing panels are the superior choice for strong yet lightweight building materials and are proudly made in the USA.

For projects requiring long panels, Sing Core’s special invisible seam technology creates extremely long/tall panels with unsurpassed strength and rigidity that still remains true flat up to 50 feet. Thus, metal-skinned Sing Core panels exceed AWI standards.  Our large Sing panels stay dimensionally stable regardless of temperature and moisture changes.

For projects requiring special features, our metal Sing panels can be specially upgraded. For example, Sing core panels can be made fire retardant, bullet-proof, radiation-proof, etc, according to need.  Sing panels can also be manufactured up to 6 inches in standard thickness (custom thickness available).

Metal-skinned Sing panels can be used to make projects ranging from kitchen tables to walls to doors to metal roofing to metal floors to truck panels to electrical towers to outdoor benches to magnetic panels to modern art.  The possibilities are virtually unlimited!

Rush jobs can be custom made within 24 hours with material availability and delivered within 48 hours if less than 5 feet wide.

To determine pricing and to order see our pricing page.

Compare the available gauge:

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Metal guage weight table
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Creating the Right Sing Panel

The experts at Sing Core have years of experience in solving the difficult issues that face architects, designers and contractors when face with challenges dealing with uncompromised structural integrity and weight restrictions. Oftentimes the secret to the proper solution depends in a combination of Sing Core and various surface materials. The skin or surface material is not only the appearance of the Sing panel, but it is critical for the true flatness and smoothness which easy to use as paint grade, strength and affects the overall weight. Click here for architectural specs.

Sing Panel comes in three different varieties: Standard, Professional and Hot-Press-Ready-Series

1 True Flat

Surface skin should use same material if possible. The surface material should use less porous materials to avoid moisture absorption. Aluminum is superior to none moisture absorbing MDF, Masonite, etc… The aluminum can be paint grade by using acid etching primer, or other alternatives include adding plywood, particle board, MDF on top of the aluminum using a hot or cold press with veneer or wood stave to create a wood grain doors or panels.

2 Thickness of Skin or Surface Materials

We use material as thin as .020 aluminum, HPL to 3/4 inch, AB plywood and marine grade plywood is the most integrous choice due to the non-void high quality veneer used as plywood core. The most common skins include 1/8” plywood, 1/4″ plywood and 3/8” plywood. But if you are in need of a one-inch thick door that is 20 ft in length then aluminum will be the best option. Please contact us if you need help.

3 Strength

The strength depends on the thickness of the panel. For instance, if you double the thickness it will be 4 times the strength. The thickness of the skin could make up the extra strength but increasing the thickness to gain strength will result in added weight, which may compromise the end result. The answer is usually a combination of matching the right Sing Core width with the appropriate surface material to achieve the desired results without loss of structural integrity or unnecessary additional weight.

4 Sing Core Grids Size Selection

There are 3 types of Sing Core grid sizes:

  • LARGE: 16 square inch
  • MEDIUM: 9 sq inch, and
  • SMALL: 4 square inch

The smaller grids have higher compression strength. Mostly common used are 3 inch x 3 inch at 9 sq inch or equivalent. For extremely lightweight panel, the largest grids size will be the proper choice.

5 Foam Options

Sing Core standard foam which is used to bond and fill the voids in the internal torsion box structure is constructed with EPS foam w/R-value=3. When clients require more stringent values to meet their specification in terms of better sound deadening, higher insulation value, or water resistance then urethane foam will be the idea material to make up the foam part of the Sing Core structure.

6 Solid Wood or Solid Material Implants

The most common materials used in patented Sing Panels includes solid wood edges and standard implant materials are Douglas Fir or soft wood, and poplar. In addition to solid wood edges, other options include aluminum, plastic and FRP (amongst other custom options that can be matched to your specifications) are commonly used to seal the edge to match the skin material. Unless specified otherwise 12″ x 2″ lock blocks are inserted on both sides 28″ from the bottom of the door.

7 Oversized Sing Panels

We can build panels 10 ft wide 50 ft in length on one solid piece that are nearly seamless with extremely high precision. The joined areas will not move according to the moisture or temperature change. This is an example of our integrous true flat technology.

The low cost solution to build a large door is to use our standard 4 ft x 8 ft panel to join together or edge glue, or use plywood strips connect those Sing Panels together. This type of large panel will not be as flat as our factory built oversize Sing Panel but it will be lightweight and adequately stronger than the most common stile and rail solid lumber doors or walls.

8 Fire Retardant Doors

Sing Core fire retardant doors use 3 mm magnesium board or cement board, ceramic tile and light gauge sheet metal as skin(s) to create fire barriers. These could include added wood stave or wood veneer as final skin for the wood grain or paint grade finish. See specifications.

9 Water Resistance

We suggest using urethane Sing Core for water resistance. Urethane foam is closed-cell which does not absorb moisture and/or water. The adhesives we use are water resistance glues. The skin choice for water resistance will usually be aluminum, FRP or marine grade with proper coating.

Click here for architectural specs.