Fabric covered machines: A relevant concept or an old technology?

by: Peter Stevens 29 Sep 2014 | 9 views
Year: 2014 | Document Type: Article | File Format: html | Language: uk
Fabric covered machines: A relevant concept or an old technology?

Abstract/Summary

Fabric covered vehicles have been around for more than 100 years but BMW, having started a long term internal research project back in 2001, finally showed the public their interpretation of this material as a body skin, seven years later, in 2008.

The BMW ‘Gina’ was a great interpretation of a traditional construction method and a very influential show-car. Fabric covering over a light structural frame was first used by the early pioneer aircraft designers […]

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