In the end of the 1990s, Thomas Technik & Innovation (TTI) transformed from a wood working company into a composites manufacturer, especially for beds and furniture. At the beginning the glass fiber profiles for these products were purchased. Due to quality issues with the suppliers of the high-precision glass fiber profiles, the decision was made to produce the profiles in house. This was the birth of the pultrusion process at TTI. In addition to profiles for internal use, customer-specific profiles are also produced. TTI revolutionized the fiber composite sector in 2008 with the invention of Radius-Pultrusion. This patented process based on the so called “moving mold process” enabled TTI to produce curved profiles in a cost-efficient pultrusion process.
Today, TTI is a manufacturer and developer of pultrusion profiles and pultrusion lines, with production partners worldwide, such as Shape corp. from Michigan, USA, who are producing the world’s first carbon fiber bumper beam. Seeing that the moving mold technology used at Shape Corp. for the Corvette’s bumper has a much lower footprint than all other pultrusion technologies on the market today, TTI started to develop the world’s first pultrusion unit, being capable of producing straight and curved profiles within the same system with a, fully equipped, length of 3.5 meters called pullCUBE!
Nico is the evidence that composites and metal may have a perfect match. He supports our process development team within their projects and loves being on the road for international service and support as a process expert for pullCUBE.