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What exactly is FAUSST?

FAUSST is made of glass fibres and metal fibres, warp-knitted to create a hybrid material.

The FAUSST joining solution

The metal fibre side is joined with a steel profile that is later welded on. The other side is laminated to the lightweight component. These joints are standardised, which means lightweight construction can be used extensively.

What exactly is FAUSST?

FAUSST is made of glass fibres and metal fibres, warp-knitted to create a hybrid material.

The FAUSST joining solution

The metal fibre side is joined with a steel profile that is later welded on. The other side is laminated to the lightweight component. These joints are standardised, which means lightweight construction can be used extensively.

UNTIL NOW, THE ONLY AVAILABLE SOLUTION FOR JOINING METALS AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS HAVE INVOLVED ADHESIVE AND SUPPLEMENTARY BOLTING. BY THEMSELVES, THE CALCULATION, CERTIFICATION AND TESTING PHASE ARE SO TIME-CONSUMING THAT ENGINEERS OFTEN END UP STICKING WITH PURE STEEL STRUCTURES.

Until now, the only available solutions for joining metals and composite materials have involved adhesives and supplementary bolting. By themselves, the calculation, certification and testing phase are so time-consuming that engineers often end up sticking with pure steel structures.

FAUSST speeds up the entire design and production process.*

Measuring
4 hrs
4 hrs
Adjustments
4 hrs
11 hrs
Preparations
1 hrs
22 hrs
Joining
2 hrs
38 hrs
Waiting time before further work
-
< 12 hrs
11 hrs
FAUSST
75 hrs
Bonding
* Example: a superstructure on the upper deck of a ro-ro (roll-on roll-off) ferry designed to house power units for the ship’s air conditioning. In the longitudinal direction, the deckhouse measures 16.8 m including gusset plates and it is approximately 14 m wide. The upper deck to which the deckhouse needs to be joined using adhesive technology is made of steel.

“FAUSST is a remarkable solution that combines the advantages of steel and composites with exceptionally wide-ranging opportunities for marine, railway and construction applications.”

Jörg Bünker, Head of R&D, SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG

Benefits

  • Reduced weight

    means lower fuel consumption

  • Material flexibility

    means greater freedom at the design stage

  • Durability

    means lower maintenance costs

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Frequently asked questions

FAUSST is a technology originally designed for use in the maritime sector, but is also being further developed for use in the construction, rail vehicle and automotive sectors. A further goal is to develop this product for use in the aviation sector.

After five years of development work, our FAUSST technology is now ready for production. The initial prototypical applications are currently being tested with selected customers. This means the first FAUSST products will soon be on offer.

During the initial stage of the company’s development, FAUSST was produced in cooperation with textile manufacturer Fritz Moll Textilwerke GmbH & Co. KG and the welding technology training and testing institute SLV Halle GmbH. In the medium term, we will manufacture FAUSST in-house.

Because FAUSST consists of standardised ready-made sub-products, it can always be supplied within a few days. Prototypes are currently being produced for selected customers, and even these require only three weeks’ development time before the finished product is ready. 

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you are looking for a specific approach or have questions about the product. Simply email us at kontakt@hyconnect.de and our engineering team will contact you.

FAUSST in 2 minutes

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