Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen special exhibition
With carbon fibers into the future: A lightweight material and its social significance. The exhibition will last until 14th of September 2014.
Carbon fiber composite material (CFRP) or just carbon fiber – everything there is to know about this innovative textile material will be on center stage in a special exhibition at the Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen. CFRP applications in automobile industries, sport, medicine and aerospace are portrayed as well as production, processing and recycling of this novel, light and extremely robust material.
We live in a fascinating time: within slightly more than 100 years the powered aviation has evolved tremendously. Claude Dornier was one of the pioneers at Lake Constance who pushed ahead the conquest of the airs with his inventions. For his Do X – the biggest airplane in the world at that time – he used « aluminium », a light metal nearly unknown in aircraft construction at that time and, by doing so, went beyond the boundaries of the design possibilities of those days.