Paper boat race 2019
4 teams of Deharde joined
On Friday, 21st of June, the 5th paper boat race took part at the Varelerhafen. Among more than 50 participating teams, 4 were paddling for Deharde. They started with their boats “BelugaXL”, “J&J”, “Annelise Turbodiesel” and “Hubi”. Thanks to successful first races, they all got classified to the “Sports semifinals”.
Our trainees of the 1st and 2nd year began already in the middle of Mai with construction work for the boats. Supported by Heiko Claussen this was accomplished in perfect team work and with lots of verve and fun. Functionality met fantasy, so on Friday all teams could launch their boats well prepared and highly motivated.
For the 5th time already the Deharde-Trainees joined the paper boat race in the inner harbor of Varel. Nice weather, good moods, refreshments in any form (yes, some boats did sink!) … our folks really got in on the event and were rewarded with a fine 4th placement for the BelugaXL. We are happy about this great success and congratulate all our trainees to these entertaining games!
Deharde at the Paris Air Show from June 17th to 23rd, 2019
Already 3rd exhibition under the roof of the BDLI
This year’s visitors of the Paris Air Show could learn exciting news about Deharde’s latest technology: how to bend metal sheets, i.e. for the production of shells. At first, the milling of millimeter thin metal sheets is proceeded as normal. Then the metal sheets can be curved by the innovative, patented Deharde Polygon Forming®. Bent into different radii and material thicknesses, they still keep all dimensions of the geometry (pilot holes, pockets etc.) The process is repeatable as often as liked. Quality and cost advantages brought by Deharde Polygon Forming® give remarkable benefits to our customers which grabbed intense attention.
Furthermore, the production process of Super Shells for the airfreighter BelugaXL was being documented at the booth. The wind tunnel model for the BelugaXL was also manufactured by Deharde and was to be seen, too.
We enjoyed having so many visitors and thank you for the great interest that was shown to Deharde!
Presentation of SMA (Shape Memory Alloy) remote controls at The International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST)
Collaborated project of Deharde, Boeing and ETW
Boeing presented the actual status of the development SMA actuated control surfaces on wind tunnel models at the SMST conference in Konstanz on May, 13th to 17th, 2019. To increase the efficiency of the wind tunnel testing under cryogenic conditions, Deharde, Boeing, and ETW are continuously working on SMA based actuation of control surfaces on wind tunnel models. After several pre-tests the demonstration of the technology with a 787 half model with various remote controlled surfaces will be performed this year. The ultimate goal is to make SMA remote control actuation standard for cryogenic wind tunnel testing. Team Deharde, Boeing and ETW is on the right track for this!
Canadian Delegation visits Deharde
A Canadian delegation on tour at the metropolitan area Hamburg in Germany between April 1st – 4th, 2019, has visited Deharde. Under the auspices of the Federal Ministry for Economics Affairs and Energy procurement manager and officials of business associations from Canada got in closer touch with North German aerospace companies. The group included persons from Interiors, Structures, MRO and Advanced Manufacturing. Thanks to an initiative of Hamburg Aviation, a sightseeing tour also to Deharde was organized.
Our guests learned about our main activities and products and got the chance to see everything live during a walk through the workfloors. At an informal get-together lateron information was exchanged and business relations could be established. Common grounds were found, differences discussed and upcoming efforts defined.
We are happy about the interest from our Canadian group and hope that our guests had an informative and agreeable stay at Deharde!
Beluga XL: Hurray, it flies!
The new “whale of the skies” - the Beluga XL – took off for the first time
With a length of 63 m and a height of 6 m the new Beluga XL is 6 m longer and 1 m wider than the old Beluga, that it will replace on the long term. It can load more than 50 t and thus transports 30% more cargo than its forerunner – which means in practice that it can transport two A350-wings instead of one.
Important structures and parts for the new Super-Transporter are delivered by Deharde: the 8x8 m big Super Shells for the body, the rails for the cargo loading system, and important elementary parts for connection of plane sections. Due to this, members of the Deharde team were invited together with other providers to watch the maiden flight of the Beluga XL live in Toulouse.
On site our colleagues enjoyed a fine framework program organized by Airbus and looked as saw: yes, the Beluga XL flies and moreover performs classy in the skies!
4. Paper Boat Race
Again Deharde plays in the upper league
Wonderful weather accompanied an exciting 4th. Paper Boat Race in the Harbour of Varel at June 1st, 2018. Among 52 teams, three Deharde teams paddled hard in self-prepared, fancy boats; the “U-Boot” even got placed 3rd in the category “Most Creative Teams”.
Deharde took place already for the 4th time and spectacularly finished 5th in “Finale Sport” with its boat “Wechselrichtung”. Despite Deharde’s privileged location directly at the waters of the Harbour of Varel, the success was no certainty, and we congratulate all trainees to their splendid boats, their great effort and their tough, triumphant battle on water. Many thanks also to instructors and all others, who intensely supported cheered to our teams in the run-up and at the regatta itself, especially to Arthur Klebs and Heiko Claussen!
Altogether a fine event, that hopefully will be repeated again the next years!