References from railway and mechanical engineering

Here you will find a summary of further areas in which ACE is active in the industrial sector. Weight and rigidity are also of great significance in railway and mechanical engineering. In mechanical engineering, this is particularly important for fast-moving, vibration-critical machine elements. Here, the hybrid construction (metal plus fibre compounds) can significantly increase the product benefits.

Development and design of driver's cabs for the ICE3

ACE also has valuable industry experience in the field of railway technology. For the ICE3, we developed a lightweight construction study for composite train structures or composite light-metal structures. Here, we were also able to apply our extensive knowledge to satisfy the strict national and European fire-protection requirements.

Cooperation in the development of driving
simulators for commercial vehicles and trains

For the driving simulation of new ICEs, ACE designed the driving simulator from plastic and metal and then supervised the manufacture of the simulators.

As well as the reference projects mentioned here, many of our engineers also have further development experience in automotive construction from projects at EADS-Dornier.

Development of CFRP-reinforced suction
bars and feeders for a press line

Metal plates (e.g., bodywork components) are shaped through multiple stages of pressing. The sheet-metal parts are transported from one forming station to the next by so-called feeders or suction bars. The objective of the development service here was to make the existing handling system lighter and more rigid. The cycle frequency of the overall system was to be improved as a result (higher cycle speed, shorter processing time per part).

Development of CFRP-reinforced rollersTo increase the component rigidity while also reducing weight, we developed and manufactured a CFRP-reinforced roller, in this case a paper roller.