17 August 2001
17 August 2001
If carving the perfect turn on pavement is your passion, BMW has the ultimate skateboard for you -- the BMW StreetCarver, featuring the same fiberglass insert sandwich construction used for snowboards.
By applying its expertise in automotive design and technology to a new genre of mobility, BMW has developed an award-winning product that allows riders to experience the thrill of surfing or snowboarding wherever there's pavement. An innovative aluminum steering mechanism derived from the original BMW 5 Series chassis allows spectacular steering maneuvers, while ensuring excellent stability and roadholding. Its progressive steering action allows riders to shift weight and change direction while maintaining full control as they ""carve"" turns. For optimal damping, the deck features the same wood and fiberglass insert sandwich construction used for snowboards.
SABIC is launching its STADECK heavy-duty panel for the building and construction industry. Made from glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic resin, the lightweight panel is said to offer significant advantages across a range of applications where weight saving is important.
Covestro is pushing ahead with developing and marketing its continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites by introducing Maezio as brand name.
Shape Machining has pressed the first batch of parts that combine short fibre sheet moulding compound (SMC) over an optimised, long fibre carbon ShapeTex preform.