01 August 2011
01 August 2011
The German Engineering Federation, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA) has signed a partnership agreement to become the institutional patron of Composites Europe.
“With its collaboration in Composites Europe, VDMA offers mechanical engineers developing technologies for the manufacture and quality testing of fibre composite materials a strong network of technology and expertise,” says Jochen Zaun, spokesman for the VDMA Composite Technology Forum.
According to Reed, the exhibition organisers, the 2011 exhibition, which will be held from 27 to 29 September in Stuttgart, Germany, will have more than 300 exhibitors presenting the complete process chain of the production, manufacture and processing of composites for the automotive and aviation industries, the building and construction sector and the sustainable production of energy.
Composites Europe expects the partnership with the VDMA Forum to provide further impulses for the continued development of the industry: “The progress of automation in the production and processing of composites and their precursors, the shortening of production cycles and the consistent quality of serially produced parts are decisive challenges. In VDMA Composite Technology, the trade fair and the composites industry gain another strong partner,” says Hans-Joachim Erbel, CEO of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland. Since the first Composites Europe the exhibition has been supported by its founding partners, the European industry association (EuCIA) and the Federation of Reinforced Plastics, Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe (AVK).
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.