Ensuring Quality and Reliability with Indy Honeycomb

As an industry leader in metallic honeycomb products, Indy Honeycomb has been making it easy for customers to source high-quality honeycomb solutions since 1996. With a focus on technical competence, professional courtesy, and integrity, the company has built a reputation for delivering consistent, precision-engineered components that meet the demanding requirements of aerospace, defense, and industrial applications.

Indy Honeycomb’s mission is rooted in a deep understanding of the challenges that customers often face when procuring honeycomb products. In the past, the process of sourcing honeycomb seals, cores, and other components could be slow, complex, and fraught with uncertainties. Indy Honeycomb was founded to address these pain points by providing a simplified purchasing experience backed by technical expertise and a steadfast commitment to quality.

Today, the company serves more than 150 customers, supporting both original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) providers with a comprehensive range of metallic honeycomb solutions. Whether the need is for EMI/RF shielding, engine seals, structural components, or other specialized honeycomb applications, Indy Honeycomb’s team of experienced professionals is dedicated to delivering the right products, on time, and to the exact specifications required.

Quality and Reliability at the Forefront

At the heart of Indy Honeycomb’s success is a relentless focus on quality and reliability. The company operates under a robust quality management system that is certified to the ISO 9001 and AS9100 standards, ensuring consistent conformance to customer requirements and regulatory guidelines.

“Quality isn’t just a box to check – it’s a fundamental part of our ethos,” says Steve Barnett, founder and president of Indy Honeycomb. “We understand that our customers are entrusting us with critical components that may literally be a matter of life and death. That’s why we take quality so seriously, from the initial design and manufacturing stages all the way through to final inspection and delivery.”

This commitment to quality is evident in every aspect of Indy Honeycomb’s operations. The company’s state-of-the-art machine shop is equipped with the latest CNC technology, enabling precise, repeatable manufacturing of even the most complex honeycomb geometries. Additionally, Indy Honeycomb’s quality control processes include rigorous in-house testing, as well as comprehensive certification and documentation to ensure full traceability.

“Our customers can rest assured that when they place an order with Indy Honeycomb, they’re getting a product that has been meticulously inspected and validated to meet or exceed their specifications,” explains Barnett. “We take pride in our ability to provide the level of quality and reliability that our customers have come to expect from us.”

Technical Expertise and Responsive Service

In addition to its focus on quality, Indy Honeycomb is also known for its technical expertise and responsive customer service. The company’s team of engineers and technicians possess deep knowledge of honeycomb materials, design, and manufacturing, allowing them to work closely with customers to develop custom solutions that address their unique requirements.

“When a customer comes to us with a challenge, we don’t just try to sell them a standard product off the shelf,” says Barnett. “We take the time to understand their application, their performance needs, and any design or manufacturing constraints they may have. Then, we draw on our extensive technical capabilities to engineer a solution that delivers the optimal balance of performance, cost, and lead time.”

This consultative approach extends to every aspect of the customer experience, from the initial quote and order processing to on-time delivery and post-sale support. Indy Honeycomb’s commitment to responsive service means that customers can expect quick turnaround times, clear communication, and a dedicated point of contact throughout the entire procurement process.

“We know that in many of the industries we serve, time is of the essence,” explains Barnett. “That’s why we work hard to streamline the purchasing experience and eliminate the frustrations that customers often encounter when dealing with other honeycomb suppliers. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for our clients to get the products they need, when they need them.”

A Future-Focused Approach

As Indy Honeycomb looks to the future, the company remains committed to staying at the forefront of the honeycomb industry. This means continued investment in advanced manufacturing capabilities, ongoing research and development, and a steadfast dedication to anticipating and meeting the evolving needs of its customers.

“The world of aerospace, defense, and industrial manufacturing is constantly changing, with new materials, technologies, and performance requirements emerging all the time,” says Barnett. “To stay ahead of the curve, we’re always exploring ways to enhance our processes, expand our product offerings, and deliver even greater value to our customers.”

One area of particular focus for Indy Honeycomb is the development of innovative honeycomb solutions for emerging applications, such as renewable energy, electric vehicles, and advanced electronics. By staying attuned to market trends and working closely with its customers, the company is poised to play a crucial role in enabling the next generation of cutting-edge technologies.

“At the end of the day, our success is tied directly to the success of our customers,” Barnett concludes. “That’s why we’re so passionate about what we do and why we’re constantly striving to raise the bar when it comes to quality, service, and technical expertise. We’re not just a supplier – we’re a trusted partner, committed to helping our clients achieve their goals and stay ahead of the competition.”

Team Member Spotlight:


Cristina Kennedy


Meet Cristina Kennedy, Human Resources Administrator. Cristina has been a member of Indy Honeycomb since April, 2023.

Cristina graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and is currently working on her master’s in project management and operations and becoming SHRM certified.

Cristina’s most recent experience is working at Humana as a project manager, and before that she was a process improvement specialist and supervisor for St. Elizabeth for almost 10 years.

As the HR specialist, Cristina works to build long standing relationships with the employees at Indy Honeycomb, facilitate recruiting and hiring, onboarding and orientation process. She also manages HR systems, provides HR support with managing records, handbooks, etc. and manages events.

Outside of work, Cristina enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and 3 dogs. She enjoys traveling, being with friends and family and playing/coaching volleyball.