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!

ILA 2018 – Berlin Air Show

Deharde happy about numerous visitors

From April 25th to 29th, 2018, the Berlin Air Show ILA took place. Deharde - as participant of the ”Gemeinschaftschalets Niedersachsen, Bayern und Norddeutschland” - received its guests in first row and with direct view onto the airfield. In this ambience, business relations were established and consolidated proverbially with good prospects. We thank our long standing and new business partners for fertile talks and are looking forward to good cooperation!

Every two years, the Berlin Air Show gives manufacturers and suppliers, renowned universities and visionary experts as well as public authorities and economic development institutes a platform to discuss, present and network. Political delegations also get informed about innovations and trends. This year’s partner country France belongs to the global players of the aircraft industry and is an important business partner of Deharde, too.



Deharde & ETW Gain the Boeing Performance & Innovation Award

Division Wind Tunnel Models

In the context of the German aeronautical research programme LuFo the German companies Deharde GmbH and ETW have been supported by the US-based aircraft company Boeing. Thanks to extraordinary performance within the ISL-SMA project (Innovative Structures for Aircraft & Aircraft Models by Shape Memory Alloys), Boeing Research & Technology awarded the Boeing Performance & Innovation Award to Deharde and ETW in January 2018.

The team was selected for their work in completing a high-speed cryogenic test of a controllable 787 model-scale inboard spoiler built into a two-dimensional airfoil at the European Transonic Wind Tunnel.

The test was a milestone within the scope of the German aeronautical research programme LuFo in the ISL-SMA project. ISL-SMA will make Shape Memory Alloys applicable as compact, robust and powerful actuators to drive movables on wind tunnel models. This leads to valuable cost and time savings in performing wind tunnel tests at actual flight conditions, as they are vital to design future eco-efficient and quiet aircraft.

Appreciating Boeing’s recognition of the team’s progress, the ISL-SMA partners are even more motivated to get this technology running as a standard for ETW cryogenic testing now. Based on the gained experience Deharde will explore also other aerospace applications requiring compact, robust and powerful actuators in hostile environments.


Top professional visitors at the EUROGUSS

The whole die casting value chain in one place

High demand for this year’s International Trade Fair for Die Casting (EUROGUSS): booked up for exhibitors, Deharde had signed up in time among 641 exhibitors with own exhibition booth. Between January 16th and 18th, 2018, some 15.000 professional visitors came to Nuremberg in order to get informed about latest solutions concerning products and services around the die casting industry. Deharde, too, presented itself successfully and established and intensified valuable contacts.

“Our first participation of the fair as exhibitor was a complete success. Many trade visitors at national as well as at international level asked for closer cooperation. We promise they can count on our longtime experience and expertise on this subject.” says Marc Brestrich, CEO of Deharde GmbH.

The favorable participation of the EUROGUSS is reason for the decision to take part again in two years time, from January 14th to 16th. The booth will grow because two other divisions of Deharde – jigs and tools from plant engineering as well as wind tunnel models – will broaden Deharde’s exhibition. We are already looking forward to meet our customers’ interests even better with this wider range.


New BelugaXL outdoors for the first time

In Toulouse the super transporter rolled off its hangar and was presented by Airbus. It provides a length of 62 m and a diameter of about 8,70 m. The airframe of the first BelugaXL has just been completed: body inclusively supporting structure, tailplane fin, control unit and landing gear. Heart of the air freighter – the giant storage area – consists in large part of the Super Shells delivered by Deharde.

The rollout of the first plane gives way to the beginning of the assembly of the second plane. According to Bertrand George, head of the BelugaXL program, this is going to be done faster now. Deharde is well prepared; the important Super Shells for the body structure are shipped from the Vareler Hafen to France on a regular basis.

Next milestone at Airbus will be the maiden flight of the cargo aircraft in summer 2018. We can’t wait to see our Super Shells way up in the skies!


Picture © AIRBUS 2018 – photo by P. Masclet / master films

Deharde welcomes you at the EUROGUSS 2018

First time own booth at Europe's biggest trade fair for Die Casting

Every two years the EUROGUSS takes place at the trade fair center at Nuremburg – here the international die casting industry meets to themes concerning technology, processes, and products. For the first time Deharde Die Casting participates as exhibitor and thereby presents itself actively and close to the customer. “We want to provide an open, comfy room in professional surrounding for our business partners and invite everybody else being interested to come and visit us, too”, says Ralf Bernhardt, Head of Molds and Castings at Deharde GmbH. “Deharde has developed enormously within the last years and this we want to present in public now.”

The fair is open daily from January 16th to 18th,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deharde GmbH is placed in hall 6, booth no. 6-135.