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26.08.2019 LEHVOSS 125th birthday

Lehmann&Voss&Co., Hamburg, Germany, in August celebrated its 125th anniversary. The company marked the occasion with a gala evening at Hamburg’s Fischauktionshalle. The first mayor of the City of Hamburg, Dr Peter Tschentscher, opened the festivities in front of 600 guests. The centre of attraction in the entrance area was the model of a 3D printed racing yacht made of a customised material by Lehmann&Voss&Co.

The company supports as one of the main sponsors and technical development partners the innovative Italian start-up company OCore which is dedicated to the challenging task of revolutionising boat building by means of 3D printing technology and produces boats that are faster and significantly more cost-effective compared to the traditional methods. The printing of a hull for a racing yacht with a length of 6.5m will be an important first milestone for the feasibility of this concept. A special technology has been developed for this purpose which allows first the construction of a hull with complex organic and morphological structures to then manufacture it directly by means of a 3D large-scale printing process. The special design allows a particularly light and stable construction which cannot be achieved by any other processes. The integration of digital processes permits the manufacturing of large components with significantly reduced production costs and a high flexibility.

For this purpose Lehmann&Voss&Co. has developed under the name of LUVOCOM® 3F PAHT CF a carbon fibre reinforced high-performance polyamide, which has been especially optimised for 3D printing processes.


The management board of Lehmann&Voss&Co. in front of the 3D racing yacht with the mayor of Hamburg, from the left: Aage Barfuß, Soenke Thomsen, the first mayor of the City of Hamburg Dr Peter Tschentscher, Knut Breede and Dr Thomas Oehmichen 

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