14 January 2007
14 January 2007
Microlight tow planes are using high-performance composite bolts in a primary load application.
Microlight tow planes are considerably quieter, more energy efficient and less expensive than conventional glider tow planes, thanks to modern technology and extreme light weight construction. In Switzerland the microlight Ikarus C42 tow planes are being tested to further reduce weight and noise emission, using Icotec composite bolts.
In the context of a competitive tender of the Swiss Gliders Association, their customer Robert Maag and his Engineering team are developing a rope winch that is unique due to its low weight and simple dismounting. After each test Maag’s team checked all the Icotec fastening systems for their torque and, despite the vibrating environment, the torque on the bolts did not change. They also found no adverse effects on the shear strength of the bolts.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
ZSK will hold its bi-annual technology showcase on 21-22 September 2018 at its Krefeld, Germany, headquarters. The Embroidery Technology Show assembles more than 25 exhibitors from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the embroidery manufacturing industry and demonstrate the latest products produced using techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) or smart textiles.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.