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any fbre material. From a physics perspecitve, it is possible modules to support electrifcation, beside others, for marine and it works perfectly on the test bench but the question is ... application. Also, on board ships electrifcation is becoming who will be the pioneer for this new design?” more and more important. Thermamax battery housings can
But manufacturing in the marine sector is a low-volume be used for on-board energy storage systems,. Thermamax affair for all, and Cronauer stress the importance of a skilled battery housings ensure effective fre protection and extend workforce to deliver consistent quality. the battery range by balanced thermal management. But in re- “Blue-collar workers in Germany go through an appren- gard to market guidance, Cronauer it was still too soon to tell ticeship program that is three years long, certifcate-based how fast and how far these newer applications would move.
and teaches them how to work skillfully with metal (and At the end of the day, the company is able to lean on the mul- other materials).” tiple markets it serves. “From the automotive side you can learn
As the maritime market moves increasingly to news fuels, a lot of cost-effciency, cost-engineering, secure processing,” hybrids and batteries, Thermamax evolves too, engineering said Cronauer. “From marine we learned a lot about combining unique solutions to address the need to manage heat and vi- multiple materials into a single function. This is a key factor in bration. Recently Thermamax developed housings for battery making Thermamax a leader in providing complex solutions.”
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