More than 60 participants and attendees followed the invitation of the “FES – Institute for Research and Development of Sports Equipment” and the CU Ost cluster to Berlin on September 8, 2022. For the first time, the high-tech forge for German top-class sports opened its doors to the members of Composites United.

In addition to an intensive tour of the hallowed halls of FES, there was an intensive community exchange, including contributions from Realize Engineering, TPI Composites, Carbovation & Lightweight and Silbaerg. Topics covered ranged from drape, strength and failure simulation to carbon bicycle rims and bio-fiber composites in snowboards to the presentation of an e-mountain handbike development by Prof. Marc Siebert of PFH Göttingen.

According to the guests and organizers, the very successful day was rounded off by intensive networking at the joint barbecue until late in the evening – continuation desired and to follow!