The Right Stuff

Written by Fabrice Giuliani, CEO

Please allow me to steal Tom Wolfe’s title a few seconds to congratulate Markus Stütz, who successfully received his Doctor degree on Friday, 24th of May 2019. He did his Ph.D. at the Institute of Materials Science, Joining and Forming at TU Graz and his topic was about “On the Welding Behavior of Molybdenum and Its Alloys”.




Markus is among others also the designer of the siren and the fastest man in the running squad at CBOne. It is a pleasure to see him get these two small letters, namely “Dr.” that are not so easy to get at all.

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La Belle Equipe

The traditional "Kleeblattlauf" took place on the 22d of June. As usual, this event closures the academic year. It is a fest, where sports first take place, and then comes relaxing and enjoying the time and the company of fellow people and colleagues.

The running squad mit number 284. 35mins25', record broken, but OK the track has been shortened...

Let us change the order: from right to left, Mrs Paulitsch (project rePorT), Mr Stuetz (alumnus, Siren-3G), Mrs Moosbrugger (MethaNull, emootion) and Fabrice Giuliani. The picture was taken by Mr Mader (alumnus, Siren-E) and Mr Pfefferkorn (alumnus, emotion, rePorT) is somewhere on the field maybe with Mr Andracher from FH Joanneum (consortial partner, emo(o)tion).

I would like to pay tribute to the fellow runners, and to those who made and make Combustion Bay One a nice place to work in.

Fabrice Giuliani

A New World !

CBOne was present at the Smart City Expo taking place in New York, from the 7th to the 10th of May. This was the opportunity for us to speak about Green Energy and Energy Efficiency in the New World.

This New World is getting real: the 21rst Century will be seen in History as the time where Mankind decided to initiate decarbonisation. We have learned how to gain our energy from renewables. We consume energy in a more rationalised way.  However, a lot of work needs to be done to manage the transition to the post-fossil era. Therefore we need clever and innovative Engineering. And this is what we offer at CBOne. 

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Joint Forces on Additive Manufacturing of Premium Parts Designed for Extreme Thermal Strains

The Research Center JOANNEUM RESEARCH, the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM and the Engineering Office specialised in advanced combustion management COMBUSTION BAY ONE join their forces and design the better burner together. CBOne is in charge of the design, FHJ is in charge of the modelling, and JR is in charge of the commissioning using additive manufacturing of metals (PBF / Powder Bed Fusion). To seal this commitment about better burners produced with additive manufacturing (AM), the three parties have signed in October 2017 a common letter of intent.


Picture of the first fire at the CBOne labs using self-designed AM parts

CBOne and JR take part in a pilot study on Additive Manufacturing using Inconel 718 (FFG contract 862837). A common publication with the participation of FHJ is planned 2018.  The figure shown is the first result of this study - shortly said it works and it works well. 

Click “read more” to see the full text of the letter of intent.

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Charlotte For Ever

(Okay– even if this is not exactly the subject -please allow me with this title to pay tribute to Charlotte Gainsbourg :)

We wish to thank the ASME and all of the organisers at the Turbo Expo for the great conference that took place last month in Charlotte, South Carolina. We presented our latest progress on advanced  combustion monitoring and innovative low-emission processes. Charlotte will remain to me one of the greatest editions of the ASME Turbo Expo, competing for the first place in my personal best-of with Barcelona 2006!

Lukas Andracher from FH Joanneum presented the joint works on the project “emotion” (GT2017-63626),
while the author of these lines (Fabrice Giuliani from CBOne) was in charge of the project “MethaNull” (GT2017-64429)

Our presence at this conference was supported by the FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency) together with the BMVIT (Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology) in the frame of the ”TAKE-OFF” programme (Contract 850470), and by the SFG (Styrian Business Promotion Agency) in the frame of the contract Welt!Markt 1000044931. We would like to pay tribute to all parties.

In this article you find press releases, as well as the links to the article specifics and corresponding slides.