Posts Tagged ‘design’

Q&A with Mr. Holzner from hmb composite – Blog Interview – COMPOSITES EUROPE show in Stuttgart – booth number 7/F41

September 14th, 2015 | By Angela in Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Design, Engineering, Exhibitors, Fiber, Manufacturing | No Comments »

Q: Please introduce yourself. What are your responsibilities within your company Holzner Maschinenbau GmbH?

A: My name is Michael Holzner, I’m the founder and CEO of the Holzner Maschinenbau GmbH and Carbonice(.net). As we are a young company my focus is on stable growth, also a reason why we have a booth on Composites Europe exhibition, to find new partners to pursue our innovative business.


Q: What’s in your opinion a strong advantage of composites in comparison to conventional materials?

A: The really fine thing about composites besides its mechanical properties is, that prototypes can be realized more cost efficient than in other styles, but offers many possibilities that can’t be realized with metal plates for example. In addition e.g carbon composites look impressive if they are clear coated – an eye catcher – what is in many cases important as prototypes should persuade customers, or should demonstrate the innovative power of a company.

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Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower – 7 Questions to Dominik Ch. Scheurer

August 10th, 2011 | By Thorsten Holtz in Allgemein, Architecture, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, consulting, Design | No Comments »

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower is a complex under construction in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The building holds and will break several world records in the construction world, including: the tallest hotel in the world, constructed with the tallest clock tower in the world and displaying the world’s largest clock face. COMPOSITES EUROPE Blog met one of the project partner for this – Dominik Ch. Scheurer:

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Automated cutting systems, material handling equipment and design software.

Oktober 18th, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, consulting, Cutting, Exhibitors, Product Demonstration Area, Technology | 1 Comment »

::: NEWSFLASH ::::: Exhibitor News :::::

BUFFALO, New York – October 13, 2010 – Eastman Machine Company, a U.S. based manufacturing company specializing in cutting equipment, announces that it has appointed RH Schneidtechnik (Solingen), Germany, to represent its line of Read Full Post

Environmentally friendly and cost-reducing: fiber-reinforced composites are setting trends in lightweight design for the trucking industry – Part2

Mai 18th, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in Automotive Industry, Trucks | No Comments »

Sustainability and energy efficiency: What does the future look like for international freight traffic? What new approach can freight forwarders and logistics specialists adopt, so that they are able to transport their clients’ large loads under favorable conditions? How can such an approach ensure high environmental standards? The solution lies in lightweight design for trucks and freight containers, where fuel consumption and transport costs are reduced, CO2 emissions are lowered and climate friendliness is increased.

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Airbus flies with composites

April 14th, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in Aerospace Industry | 1 Comment »

When the new Airbus A350 XWB (XWB stands for eXtra Wide Body) takes off on its maiden flight in two years time, this will also represent a milestone for the composites industry. 50% of the fuselage of the wide-bodied aircraft, which is being developed as a competitor to the Boeing 787, is made of composite materials. Last summer, Airbus purchased Read Full Post

Urban microcar or super sports vehicle – Composites lower both weight and consumption

März 18th, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in Automotive Industry | 2 Comments »

The first is 2.59 meters long with an efficient electric motor designed for nipping round towns and cities (top speed 120 km/h).

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The second is a luxury sports car delivering Read Full Post

With composites and nanotechnology to the world championship

März 12th, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in Business, Sports industry | No Comments »

The latest innovation from Huntsman Advanced Materials GmbH of Basle is a one-piece hockey stick.  It is manufactured from a new ductile modified highly modern artificial resin system, known as Read Full Post

Huntsman shows off its leading innovations at COMPOSITES EUROPE

August 31st, 2009 | By Angela in Exhibitors, Innovation | 2 Comments »

1huntsmanVisit the Huntsman Advanced Materials stand (Hall C2, Stand B04) at COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart from 27th – 29th October 2009 and see the latest advances in new composite materials and energy saving technologies.

New OLED markets for Araldite® Highly Flexible Composite, HFC
For the first time you can see how Huntsman is helping the Organic Light Emitting Devices, OLEDs, market to broaden its market. Huntsman has in conjunction with the Philips Holst Centre won a major award for its Araldite® HFC for a new multi-layered composite foil. This composite foil combines OLED technology with the award winning Araldite® HFC to open up an enormous range of new generation lighting and signage design opportunities.

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Tesla Roadster: fast and furious thanks to lightweight fibres

August 24th, 2009 | By Angela in Automotive Industry, Composite production, Exhibitors, Innovation | 2 Comments »

The Tesla Roadster is a totally electrically operated sports car, which also has a low weight thanks to the GRP body (Photo: Tesla Motors Inc.).Something that awakened the interest of the experts in 2006, is now becoming a reality since last year with the production of a small batch of the Tesla Roadster, an all electric driven, two-seater sports car that has now also been available in Europe since May 2009. It is driven by a 252 PS electric motor in the rear, which develops a maximum torque of 375 Nm on the back axle. In almost 4.0 seconds the vehicle reaches 62.5 mph (100 km/h), with an electronically restricted maximum speed slightly above 125 mph (200 km/h).

Consequently, the American Tesla Roadster has everything a sports car needs, apart from the sound. This is now being provided by BRABUS, the German tuning specialists. The company from Bottrop and its Zero Emissions Division, is cooperating with Tesla Motors Inc., and is providing the sports car with an appropriate soundscape.  For this, the electricians developed a so-called space sound generator, which can imitate the sound of a V8, a racing car or various fantasy sounds. The intensity of the sound matches the current performance of the electric motor.

To keep the weight low, the body rests on a stuck aluminium frame and consists of glass fibre reinforced plastic.  Consequently, the 4.0 metre long sports car only weighs around 1,240 kilograms. This demonstrates the increasing importance of composite fibres for automobile construction. At the Composites Europe Trade Fair, which will take place in Stuttgart from 27 to 29 October 2009, this trend will also dominate the presentations of numerous exhibitors.

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