The third TraCLight Conference "Multi Material Design: Addressing Lightweighting Challenges with Innovative Hybrid FRP Solutions" in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Project Center @ Western University took place in London, Ontario, Kanada on April 11, 2018.
The high-level program with speakers from Germany and Canada, research and industry as well as sufficient networking opportunities for the up to 60 attendees elicited a highly positive response. One of the highlights for the Canadian guests: the use of basalt fiber in lightweighting and the presentation of Georgi Gogoladze, CEO Deutschen Basalt Faser GmbH.
Along with the research insitutions Fraunhofer ICT Karlsruhe/Pfinztal, Western University and University of Waterloo TraCLight won the cluster members Deutsche Basalt Faser, KraussMaffei, Dieffenbacher and Plasmatreat as well as the canadian cooperation partner Marwood Metal Fabrication and the institute Advanced Polymer Composites Automotive and Surface Transportation of the National Research Council for the presentations.
Image above: Conference speakers f.l.t.r. Bernd Thoma (Fraunhofer ICT Pfinztal), Markus Agerer, (KraussMaffei Technologies), Michel Champagne (Advanced Polymer Composites Automotive and Surface Transportation Research Centre, National Research Council Canada), Chris Wood (Marwood Metal Fabrication), John Montesano (University of Waterloo), Andrew Hrymak (Western University), Tim Smith (Plasmatreat North America), Louis Kaptur (Dieffenbacher North America), Georgi Gogoladze (DBF – Deutsche Basalt Faser)
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