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How to Connect Hang Torsion Box Composite Panels

Methods and options abound for connecting your torsion box composite sandwich panels.

Though Sing Core (the company that manufactures these high-tech lightweight super-strong panels) does not offer support on how to work with this new material because they are used to dealing with high-tech research and development labs and high-end millworks who have their own engineers working on their projects.

cam locks for lightweight high strength torsion box honeycomb panelsNot having a retail support department could make it intimidating to use a product that you’re unfamiliar with but thanks to your local lumber yard or home improvement centers, like Lowe’s Pro Desk, you can have access to their staff and many hardware options available.

In most cases, you would treat your torsion box composite sandwich panels just like you would any other one-inch plywood. No special tools or skills are necessary.

Some consideration might be necessary to adding or embedding wood strips, anchor points or edge banding depending on your expectations or requirements. See: Creating with Torsion Box Composite Panels

For ideas about joining your Sing sandwich panels, see: Connecting Torsion Box Composite Panels

Here are some other methods for connecting, attaching and/or hanging your Sing sandwich panels:

Panel Anchor

PYI Inc.

PYI-Inc-Panel-AnchorPYI Floor Anchors are designed and engineered to secure floorboards or lock hinged panels. Made out of 316L stainless steel, they will not corrode, discolor with age or damage the wood surface. The Floor Anchor safely holds 500 lbs per unit. The PYI Floor Anchors meet ISAF (formerly ORL) requirements for offshore boats (category 2.03).

The opening mechanism is a simple bayonet style, with ¼ turn lock and release that will not loosen with age. It can be opened or closed by either a coin or a flat head screwdriver. The 11-FA0-34 is suitable for ½” to ¾” thick floorboards and the 11-FA1-00 is for 7/8″ to 1 ¼” thick floorboards.

 

Panel Fastener

Big-Head-Poppit-Panel-FastenerBig Head

Poppit – the simple and discrete Panel Fastener. Poppit saves time, allowing panels to be installed without drilling. Bonded to the back of a panel the Poppit is also discrete. A panel installed with Poppit can be demounted and remounted with perfect alignment every time. Poppit is very versatile. Available in large and small sizes, Poppit can be used in different quantities to match panel weights and sizes.

Marketing-Masters-ClipNuts-Honeycomb-Sandwich-Panel-InsertsMarketing Masters

Corrosion-Free Composite Inserts for use with honeycomb sandwich panels. Inserts are a type of fastener, which create attachment points in honeycomb sandwich panels. Marketing Masters’ corrosion-free composite inserts are designed for use in a wide variety of industries and applications. In everything from aircraft and automobiles, to building construction projects and much, much more.

 

Marine Accessories

PYI-Inc-Floor-AnchorsFloor Anchors

PYI Inc.

PYI’s OEM Floor Anchors are the perfect solution for securing floor boards up to ¾” thick. It is very important that these floor boards be secured down. After installation you are left with an aesthetically pleasing finish since the anchors are flush mounted and made of Stainless Steel so no worry of rusting. Once installed all you need to open the PYI OEM floor anchor is a coin or picket knife.

 

Aerospace Accessories

Panel Fasteners
Alcoa-Aerospace-Panel-Fasteners

Alcoa Fastening Systems Aerospace

Alcoa Fastening Systems has built its reputation through a commitment to provide ingenious solutions to complex fastening requirements. Its renowned line of quick and easy access products, available in both unified and metric sizes, includes what have become industry standards.

Peterson Enterprises

Peterson-Enterprises-Aerospace-Pins-Structural-Panel-FastenersAerospace Pins and Fasteners. Specializing in the manufacture of sophisticated fasteners and multi-component fastening systems and devices, Aerospace Pins and Fasteners can be used in numerous applications including, commercial aerospace, military aircraft and land vehicles. The types of products manufactured include: Quick Release Pins, Latches and Keeper Assemblies, Self-Retaining Bolts, Struts, Adjustable Diameter Bolts, Structural Panel Fasteners

Stanley-Engineered-Fastening-Aerospace-Panel-FastenersStanley Engineered Fastening

Fastener Innovation Technology panel fasteners are designed to provide quick and easy access to aircraft work areas protected by skin panels. Used on avionics enclosures, aircraft panels, and other areas, captive screws are used to close and tighten the covers of access holes, and in situations where the loss of a screw would cause equipment damage or more dire consequences. Quick operation and exceptionally high cycle life.

 

Panel Connectors

 

sing-core-panel-cam-locks-2Norse, Inc.

Type 1 and type 2 latches and receivers securely fasten all manner of items. Sample applications include latching: partitions, trade show exhibits; windows; hinged and sliding doors; displays; store fixtures; cases; storm shutters; theatrical scenery; modular assemblies; paneling; electrical enclosures; equipment shrouds; sectional furniture, exhibits, counters, bars, flooring; coffin sealing; truck camper tiedown; tractor hoods; inline butt joints; multiple panels and variable angles; thin and very thin panels; T unions and corners; and more.

Display-Innovations-Panel-Cam-Lock-Hook

 

Display Innovations

Our “Best in the Industry” panel lock simplifies exhibit assembly for reduced set up costs. Top quality all steel construction that’s made to stand up to repeated usage and can be used for all types of joints. Available for 1 1/2″ to 2 1/16″ panels.

Kason Industries

Kason-Industries-1151-Panel-Fastener-SetKason 1151 Slab Foam Panel Fastener. Build insulated panels without costly tooling. Minimize expensive production equipment when you build panels with Styrofoam, styrene bead board, or urethane board stock. Combine Kason slab fasteners with 3″ (76.2 mm), 4″ (101.6 mm) or 6″ (152.4 mm) foam board to produce lightweight, prefabricated insulated panels. Fasteners are grooved to assure that mating panels can be easily aligned on the job site. Use No.1151 fastener set with slab foam panels when no gasket is required between panels. Provides a firm metal-to-metal and plastic-to-plastic seal. Where gasketed joints are required, use No. 1152

 

Keil-Refrigeration-Hardware-Unbreakable-Foam-Panel-FastenerKeil Refrigeration Hardware

In-Slab Foam Panel Fasteners. Unbreakable ABS housing, zinc plated heavy gauge steel hook and pin. Permanently attached hook and strike insures integrity and can be activated time and time again. For use with 4” (102mm) non-gasketed panels. Economical. Also panel fasteners in Models available for all types of cold room construction with all-steel cam for reliable locking/unlocking performance.

For more information, see your local lumber yard or Lowe’s Pro Desk for more information.