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2017-04-20 Lightweight construction: Lightweight and solar powered around the world

Lightweight construction: Lightweight and solar powered around the world
VDMA celebrates its 125-year anniversary in 2017 under the motto “Humans – Machines – Progress”. Machines are not an end in itself for the machinery engineering industry and VDMA. They are the means, to make progress come true for the people. The goal is, to make the world a better place – step by step. Go to press info

2017-01-31 Composites Germany – Results of the 8th Composites market survey are now available

Composites Germany – Results of the 8th Composites market survey are now available
For the eighth time Composites Germany (www.composites-germany.org) has identified up-to-date KPIs for the fibre-reinforced plastics market. As before, the survey covered all the member companies of the four biggest umbrella organisations of Composites Germany: AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley and the VDMA Working Group on Hybrid Lightweight Construction Technologies. Go to press info

2017-01-31 3rd International Composites Congress (ICC) Call for presentations

3rd International Composites Congress (ICC) Call for presentations
The trade association Composites Germany invites you to submit your presentations for the 3rd International Composites Congress (ICC), which will take place at the ICS International Congresscenter Stuttgart from 18 – 19 September 2017. Go to press info

2017-01-06 2nd International Composites Congress in Düsseldorf brought to successful conclusion

2nd International Composites Congress in Düsseldorf brought to successful conclusion
Nearly 250 delegates were welcomed to the 2nd International Composites Congress at the Congress Center Düsseldorf (CCD) from 28 to 29 November 2016. Go to press info

2016-12-09 HYBRID LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION - THE RIGHT MIX IS KEY

HYBRID LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION - THE RIGHT MIX IS KEY
The automotive and aircraft industries are not the only ones active in lightweight construction, as demonstrated by a glance at the exciting diversity of lightweight activities in VDMA’s Hybrid Lightweight Technologies working group. Go to press info

2016-10-06 The right material in the right place

The right material in the right place
Hybrid lightweight construction for optimum component design Lightweight construction will be a key topic at Composites Europe in Düsseldorf from November 29 to December 1, 2016. Go to press info

2016-08-08 Composites Germany – Results of 7th Composites Market Survey are available

Composites Germany – Results of 7th Composites Market Survey are available
Composites Germany is pleased to announce the results of its 7th survey of the market for fibre reinforced plastics. Once again, the questionnaire was sent to all member companies of Composites Germany’s four major supporting associations: AVK, CCeV, CFK Valley and VDMA Working Group Hybrid Lightweight Technologies. Go to press info

2016-08-05 Less is more

Less is more
Fiber-reinforced materials increase resource efficiency. In that regard, members of the Board of the Hybrid Lightweight Technologies working group comment different aspects Go to press info

2016-08-05 Mechanical engineering still holds considerable potential for carbon

Mechanical engineering still holds considerable potential for carbon
Composite is ideal for accelerating components. An interview with Jochen Schmidt, CEO at KARL MAYER Technische Textilien GmbH Go to press info

2016-08-05 The materials race is on

The materials race is on
An interview with Lothar Gräbener, Director of Sales in the Hydraulics, Sheet Metal Forming and Lightweight Construction division at Schuler Pressen GmbH Go to press info

2016-07-22 Plastics have a great deal of untapped potential

Plastics have a great deal of untapped potential
New developments show that composite materials are not the only ones to achieve high rigidity. An interview with Klaus-Peter Welsch, Sales & IT Manager at Geiss AG Go to press info

2016-07-22 The future lies in intelligent material mixes

The future lies in intelligent material mixes
Cost efficiency and batch sizes are mutually dependent. An interview with Nicolas Beyl, Managing Director of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH Go to press info

2016-07-22 Lightweight design is a key technology

Lightweight design is a key technology
The cost of CFRP materials could halve again over the next ten years. An interview with Matthias Graf, Dieffenbacher GmbH Go to press info

2016-07-22 Automotive construction driving lightweight construction

Automotive construction driving lightweight construction
Members of VDMA's Working Group Hybrid Lightweight Technologies provide the required production Technology. An interview with Marc Kirchhoff, Industry Manager Automotive / Lightweight Design and Electromobility at Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH Go to press info

2016-07-22 No future without lightweight construction

No future without lightweight construction
VDMA's Working Group Hybrid Lightweight Technologies covers the entire spectrum of applications. An interview with Peter Egger, Head of the Technology Centre for Lightweight Composites at the injection molding company ENGEL AUSTRIA Go to press info

2016-07-21 2nd International Composites Congress (ICC) – programme available now!

2nd International Composites Congress (ICC) – programme available now!
After the great success of the 1st International Composites Congress, the industry association Composites Germany is set to hold its next convention in Düsseldorf from 28 to 29 November 2016. Go to press info

2015-07-10 PREMIERE: 1st International Composites Congress - Program now available

PREMIERE: 1st International Composites Congress - Program now available
The trade association Composites Germany and its member organisations AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley und VDMA Forum Composite Technology are hosting their first joint congress in the area of fiber reinforced plastics/composites under the title "Composites - On the path to becoming a key industry?" Go to press info