Items filtered by date: June 2017
Carbures Aerospace & Defense keeps working to become stronger and stronger in the aerospace sector. During all this week, Carbures’s CEO and directors are at Le Bourget (Paris) at a professional meeting which is relevant worldwide. Carbures is there supported by the Andalusian Government and TEDAE (Spanish defense companies’ association). Paris Air Show 2017 implies multiple meetings with current customers and potential customers.
The Company is determined to strengthen its presence in the aerospace sector by showing its multiple abilities and wide experience in the manufacturing of composite parts, provision of engineering services and development of electronic devices.
This week a conference was held in Madrid organized by IKN Spain on "Intelligent and Hyperconnected Manufacturing - Industry 4.0". At that event, Carbures was invited to participate in a specific panel of experts on collaborative robots. Rafael Repiso, our SAP Implementation Manager and IT Manager, was in charge of sharing our experience in this technological area and to reflect on the discussion with Alexandre Biau, Director of the Danone Plant in Tres Cantos (Madrid), considered one of the most efficient plants in Europe, and Antonio Vizán, Director of the Mechanical Engineering Department of ETSII-UPM.
Collaborative robots are a new generation of robots that integrate with humans in manufacturing environments, allowing them to work closely with no security constraints required in typical industrial robotics applications.
Carbures has signed a second contract with Gas Gas to produce the air filter boxes for its new motorcycle limited edition. This motorcycle part is already being used in competition motorcycles by rider James Dabill at trial world competitions. This air filter box, which is used both as a seat and as an air intake, is going to be now replied in motorcycles for the general public, in a limited edition of Gas Gas’s model TXT GP. This new airbox designed by Carbures allows reducing a 40 per cent of its weight and expanding the air intake for the motor, which improves the vehicle’s performance. Since 2016, Carbures produces the fork protectors, the front mask and the airbox for Gas Gas’s Still Riding model.
Carbures’s site at Tecnobahía (El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz) is working on this limited series, by simplifying the model and reducing a complex structure into a single carbon piece. The resulting component is more resistant and its weight is a 40 per cent lower as compared to the equivalent plastic pieceand, also, this part has an interior volume a 10 per cent bigger, which implies that the motor shows a better performance. This limited edition in Gas Gas’s TXT GP model, with professional competition features, can be bought in 300, 280, 250 and 125 cc.
Future is now is the title of the forum that Sir Norman Foster starred last Thursday, June 1st, at Teatro Real in Madrid, on the occasion of the presentation of his Foundation, located in a historical building of the capital center renewed with the latest architectural trends and for which Carbures made a complex composite cover of 172 square meters.
Our CEO, Borja Martínez-Laredo, was invited to the forum and heard Norman Foster say that the future is now and it comes from new technologies. Foster referred, fundamentally, to the cities of the future and gave data: in 2050, more than 70 percent of the world population will live in cities. Speaking of pollution, he said that cities are the problem as major polluters (chimneys, cars, etc.), but they must also be the solution. Since the 1960s, he has built sustainable cities and proposed the construction of buildings that take advantage of the water resources of the rain and the sun to generate electricity and the creation of green spaces to reduce, through photosynthesis, CO2 emissions. His aim is to create more humane, less polluted, more sustainable cities. It is his vision of the world and his contribution to make it a reality.
The architect Norman Foster chooses Carbures to make the ceiling of the new building that will be the new Norman Foster Foundation. The participation of Carbures in the creation of this roof made with pieces of glass fiber, in a total surface of 172 square meters, supposes a key positioning in the construction sector and situates Carbures as a leader company because of its innovation and industrial capacity in the manufacture with compose materials.
The innovative contribution of Carbures in this new headquarters named Pavillion of Inspirations in its creation of this pioneering architectonical element in Spain, with plane wing form, has been asked to Carbures to be done because of its engineering and manufacturing capacity of this complex composite cover.