It was actually only intended as a school project. The result, however, was within a very short time - only 3 months from the idea to the product - an e-longboard that does not look like a prototype, but rather like a product that is ready for sale! Designed and developed by Artem Kraemer (16 years), the eldest son of company founder Dirk Kraemer, with the active support of the whole 1C team.
In 2018, an large scale cooperation for lightweight components in the railway technology sector, but also for other industrial products, was agreed with the rail equipment supplier and specialist in rail technology TYSJ in Beijing. One of the first projects was a front module made of CFRP for a new subway on a scale of 1: 3 and presented as a sample.
For the company TWIKE GmbH from Rosenthal, First COMPOSITES GmbH is development partner and system supplier for the body parts of the new TWIKE 5, an innovative three-wheeled electric vehicle that offers its occupants an inconspicuous opportunity for fitness training via an integrated pedal generator, thereby increasing the range. For this new generation of vehicles, innovative fibre composite materials made from renewable materials will be used in the bodywork area.
June 2018: 1C sponsors and supports the Formula Student team at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. The contract signed with the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences and the Rhein-Mosel Motorsport team provides that First COMPOSITES GmbH will support the young team in the development and manufacture of lightweight components for the drivetrain and bodywork areas in the 2018/2019 season. In the penultimate week of June, some members of the new Formula Student team visited 1C in Niederbreitbach and Neuwied and inspected the development and production areas.
1C customer IBG Automation from Neuenrade exhibited a C gripper made of carbon at the Hanover Fair, manufactured as a fully integral part in the RTM-ROBOT® technology patented by 1C. The component developed jointly with IBG is attached to the arm of a KUKA robot and will in future insert dashboards into the vehicles fully automatically. Due to the low weight of the carbon C gripper, production speeds can be increased, and energy costs reduced.
Together with the project partner RAMPF Tooling Solutions GmbH from Grafenberg, First COMPOSITES GmbH presented itself at COMPOSITES EUROPE in Düsseldorf. 1C and Rampf have been working together successfully in the fields of molding tools and epoxy resin systems for years. They presented themselves to the international audience at the joint stand. Also on show at the booth were also 2 new carbon chassis for the ID-Taxi - a 1C order development for the Asian market, which were also manufactured using the RTM-ROBOT® technology developed by 1C, as was the entire body of this new fully electric vehicle.
1C customer Brabus regularly exhibits its latest creations in the form of refined Mercedes vehicles at the IAA and other international trade fairs. Also included: high-quality carbon components from First COMPOSITES, which were designed and manufactured at 1C according to the specifications of Brabus development manager Jörn Gander (on the left).
Partner company and 1C customer Callaway Carbon, based in Santa Ana, presented the RTM-ROBOT® process and RTM-Carbon products from its own development and production at the SAMPE in Long Beach. Dirk Kraemer took the opportunity for a short visit to the trade fair, which took place in Long Beach almost on the doorstep of the Callaway headquarters near Los Angeles. Reeves Callaway, founder of Callaway Cars and Callaway Carbon, is First COMPOSITES 'first customer who has purchased an RTM-ROBOT® and is using it for its own production. In addition to the close cooperation, Reeves Callaway and Dirk Kraemer also have a close friendship. After visiting the fair, there was still some time for a short trip to the nearby beach before heading back to the airport and traveling home to Germany.
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