Lightweight Garage #19 KEVESOL® in Space Travel @ ALINA

This garage houses the autonomous landing and navigation module from the company PTS, also known as ALINA. This is a lunar module for transporting up to 100 kg of payload. However, the module itself cannot be launched directly from Earth, but requires a launch vehicle for its journey to Earth orbit. The concept is designed to support all common rocket models, such as Falcon 9. Once in Earth orbit, ALINA can cover the 380,000 km to the moon itself and land on the moon.

Leichtbaugarage #18 Engine @ DeLorean (DMC-12)

In the 1970s, John DeLorean developed a vision for future automobiles that he was unable to realise at General Motors. As a result, the Pontiac GTO inventor founded his own company - the DeLorean Motor Company. The only vehicle sold was the 1,286 kg DMC-12, which was named after its planned list price of $12,000.

Lightweight Garage #17 CFRP-Components of the VW XL1 (2013)

VW started working on the one-liter car concept back in 2002. In 2014, the production of the 200 units of the XL1 had begun. According to the manufacturer, fuel consumption is less than 1 liter per 100 km, to which the low overall mass of the model contributes significantly.

Lightweight Garage #16 Bio-based plastics @ Soybean car (Ford 1941)

On 14 August 1941, the New York Times reported on page 19 about a novel vehicle concept that had been presented the day before in Dearborn, Michigan. Henry Ford had itroduced a car with plastic panelling to 10,000 interested people. Unforunately the car never went into series production but nevertheless went down in history as the innovative Soybean Car.

TGM Special: Concept Carbon Heat Exchanger

Typically, heat transfer systems for air cooling in the automotive sector are designed as metallic finned heat exchangers with focus on corrosion and media resistance. This design generates a large transfer surface within limited package, but the materials currently used result in an increased dead weight, which is also leads to heavier surrounding structures. In most vehicles, integration of the function into existing structural components is not possible due to the material and the design.

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Lightweight Garage #15 Friction Stir Welding @ Ariane 6

In this garage is a vehicle that flies high. The Ariane 6 is the next stage of development after the Ariane 5 launcher. Like its predecessor, it should also be used to transport various types of satellites. Since each kilo of payload to be transported into orbit already costs more than 10,000 dollars, the long-term goal is to reduce launch costs.

Lightweight Garage #14 The last great German zeppelin

At the beginning of the 20th century, aviation was still in its infancy and aircraft like the thousands flying around the globe today were still unimaginable. The first airplanes were often built mainly of wood, struts, tension wires and canvas and were rather small. At the same time, airships were developed, which can be divided into three categories.

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