Thomas Technik & Innovation (TTI) will present pullCUBE, a short pultrusion machine, at only 3.5m in length, pullCUBE machines are around 75% shorter than existing pultrusion machines, providing manufacturers with a space-efficient and ultra-portable production solution.
pullCUBE is the worlds smallest pultrusion machine, which will turn the composites market u p side down and enable pultrusion within many more industrial sectors and applications. pullCUBE will come with never seen dimensions and advantages such as safety features, sustainability, product Technik +Innovation quality and design as well as the capability to produce straight and curved profiles within one and the same pultrusion system, which is game changing!
At the launch of the 2020 C8, Columnist Dale Brosius reflects on the iterations of multi-material innovation in the manufacture of Corvettes over its history. The prevailing narrative among the composites community for the past decade is that the “vehicle of the future” will be multi-material — some combination of steel, aluminum and composites in the body panels and structure. At the Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (SPE ACCE) in Novi, Mich., U.S., this September, attendees were treated to a display of the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (also designated C8, denoting the eighth generation version of the model), alongside a cutaway vehicle showing how truly multi-material — and multi-process — this car is.
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, Shape, along with representatives from General Motors, accepted an award for the auto industry’s first curved pultruded composite bumper beam for the rear of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette at the 49th annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, at the Burton Manor in Livonia, Michigan.