A lot of well-known companies from all over the world trust in us for development, design, model construction, prototype construction, and production from fibre composite materials.
For the company TWIKE GmbH from Rosenthal, First COMPOSITES GmbH is a 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 raw materials will be used in the bodywork area.
After the successful completion of the second electric scooter prototype, the start of pre-series production, for which First Composites GmbH also delivered the first RTM-ROBOT® system to China in December, is now imminent. Mr. Wu, a main shareholder of the "Yingkou Flying Dragon Carbon Motorcycle Co. Ltd." in China, traveled to Germany especially for the most recent test drives with the two scooters in March. First Composites GmbH was responsible for the complete development and production of the chassis using a one-shot technology. The entire front suspension is attached centrally to the chassis developed by First Composites GmbH. The pre-assembled rear swingarm with an electric motor is pushed in as a module and fastened from below. Further cutouts can be found in the carbon chassis from First Composites GmbH for the power electronics and the battery. The first two prototype vehicles should start their journey to China in about 4 weeks. Several events, exhibitions and press appointments are planned.
With great dedication and attention to detail, several carbon and composite components of a historic Formula 1 racing car were repaired and reconstructed. After a serious accident with a lateral impact in the guardrails, there was almost nothing left of the front, the rear, and the entire left side of the vehicle. The carbon monocoque was also so badly damaged that the experts from First Composites GmbH had to bring in all their experience over several weeks so that the original structural strength could be rebuild. Overall, the entire restoration took about 1.5 years. This was also due to the fact that, obviously, in addition to the chassis and the bodywork, chassis parts and the like also had to be replaced. Here too, the team of engineers and technicians from First Composites GmbH was able to provide support. Various suspension parts were measured and scanned, and production drawings were then created for the respective suppliers. The “historic moment” when the vehicle was able to return to the racetrack for the first time was not only missed by the managing director Dirk Kraemer and his team, television and other press representatives were also on spot.
On behalf of ID Innovative Dragon Ltd. based in London, First Composites GmbH developed a carbon chassis, for an electric car and produced 2 prototypes. The ID-Taxi, the project name of the vehicle, was designed for the Asian market. In addition to the innovative carbon chassis it has a completely self-supporting passenger cell/body, which was also developed and produced by First Composites GmbH. The "ID-Taxi" project (former working title "iTaxi") is designed around a new type of electric vehicle that meets all current and future requirements in the market for taxis and VIP limousines. The requirements for which the vehicle has been consistently designed are: consequent lightweight construction, fully electric drive technology, no emissions, minimal noise and great variability in the interior, for use in taxi operations, for business transfers and VIP trips.
For Callaway Corvette GT3, 1C developed and produced a lateral protection structure for the racing season of 2012 to 2014 from its Carbon-Multi-Profile (CMP), manufactured using the RTM-ROBOT® process. Callaway Corvette Z06.R GT3 is one of the most successful vehicles ever to have been used in the FIA GT3 European Championship. Besides the racing team, Callaway Competition also operates its own carbon manufacturing mainly for customers in the automotive area as well as for end customers who are looking for high-quality tuning parts to increase performance and refinine their vehicles. Here too, the 1C-patented RTM-ROBOT® manufacturing technology is used.
Fantrainer (present name: "Fanjet 600") is an aircraft designed and built by aircraft manufacturer Rhein-Flugzeugbau, which had been conceptualised and developed for the training of jet pilots. Fanjet Aviation GmbH is engaged in resuming the production of this unique aircraft and commissioned First COMPOSITES GmbH after an extremely unusual accident. On the runway, a passenger accidentally pulled the lever for emergency exit, which resulted in ejection of the cockpit. As expected, the cockpit did not survive without damage. 1C took up quarters in a specifically rented hangar and first rebuilt the damaged cockpit, which then had to serve as "master form". The on-site moulding was followed by model making and mould making on the premises of First COMPOSITES in Niederbreitbach, finally leading to the manufacturing and painting at 1C partner facilities before the new cockpit could be re-assembled in the hangar. After the acceptance by corresponding testers and authorities, Fanjet 600 could again ascend to the skies, resulting in this wonderful aerial photo, which 1C received as thank-you and with special regards.