Metal Foam Center

Floor element


  • delivery of 21 plates AFS 2400x1100x 12for a subway in Beijing
  • permanent use since then

Front module (cover)

Front module (-cover)
  • Starting situation 

The front modules of most railroad vehicles are nowadays produced out of FPC, especially GRP or Aluminum.

  • Advantage plastics 
    • cost-effective realizable molding demands
    • reduced specific weight
    • reduced overall costs
  • Advantage metal 
    • fire prevention
    • Pressure shock-resistance; impact property
    • reparable
    • recyclable
  • Objective target: unite the advantages of plastics and Aluminum due to a completely metallic process

Solution: innovative Aluminum foam composites made of Aluminum foam-sandwich composites combined with GRP-components