13 October 2015
13 October 2015
Bauer Hockey has introduced their latest stick, the NEXUS 1N, which is reinforced by TeXtreme.
According to Oxeon, manufacturers of TeXtreme, its carbon fibre fabrics help reduce the weight while, at the same time, increase the durability and strength of the stick.
Bauer Hockey uses the TeXtreme Technology in all of the three product families, NEXUS, VAPOR and SUPREME, to reduce weight, improve the mechanical performance and for the superior surface smoothness, which Oxeon explains reduces the need for finishing drastically compared to other carbon fibre materials.
“Through our partnership with TeXtreme we are able to incorporate a high performance material into our elite products in a way that helps us deliver to our consumers the premium products they expect from BAUER,” said Tyson Teplitsky, Global Brand Manager for Bauer Hockey. “TeXtreme helps us maximise playability and integrate innovative designs and features we develop.” The 1N is the most advanced NEXUS stick and is designed with a unique sweet spot which helps the player to shot with precision. In addition to TeXtreme, another feature of the stick is eLASTech Technology which reinforces the TeXtremecarbon fibres with micro nanotubes, helping to prevent cracks from slashes growing as well as extending the pop life of the stick.
Photo provided by Oxeon
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.
Composites are considered hard to join and researchers have predominantly focused on mechanical joining technologies including crimping, gluing, riveting or screwing. The Composites Europe exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November will show the advantages and drawbacks of each of these processes.
The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) and the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University are commencing a study into the use of thermoplastic tapes in injection moulded parts. Companies interested in joining the study are invited to a kick-off event during Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on 18 October.