Lightweight design — high-end technologies at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Lightweight design — high-end technologies at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg has an AFP machine; it makes it possible to stack dry carbon fibres in order to form larger components. The big brother of this installation produces, for example, fuselage segments for aircrafts such as the Airbus A350. What is the advantage over steel? Although just as resilient, weighs only a quarter of what steel weighs. This represents a huge weight reduction, which also leads to lower carbon dioxide emissions.

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