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A bivouac in Nepal: Like something from another planet

Emergency shelter at an altitude of 5080 metres: The David Lama bivouac offers shelter to locals and climbers in Nepal’s Rolwaling region. Copyright: Stefan Voitl

Like a spaceship that just happened to land here, in the midst of nowhere – that’s how surreal the sight of the David Lama bivouac is. And it is surreal, in a way. Built by people who came to Nepal from another world in 2019 in order to set up the first emergency bivouac in […]

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No such thing as impossible: fischer technology’s most extreme areas of application

The water is ice cold with zero visibility. When the research diver Markus Brand places fixings he is usually located up to ten metres below the sea surface. 36 tetrapods (concrete blocks weighing six tonnes) were sank in the North Sea off the coast of Heligoland, for instance. Various high-sensitivity sensors and metal sample receptacles […]

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The specialists for concrete screws

20. December 2019 Craftsmen

Technical jobs in the workshop or on the construction site require the right tools. An impact wrench is a must-have and belongs in every well-stocked tool kit. What should a good impact wrench be capable of doing? We took a look.

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Applications in water-filled drill holes

17. December 2019 Craftsmen

Fixings under water or in water-filled drill holes are part of everyday life on the construction site. Rain might fill the building pit with water or specialist work might need to be carried out on a dam. These types of applications can become a challenge, and not all products are suitable. What needs to be […]

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Big screen viewing in the home cinema with secure fixings

10. December 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer

Is there anything cosier than watching films on the big screen in your own home cinema during the cold season? We tend to spend more time at home during winter, seeking out a cosy and homely atmosphere. Having your own cinema at home can be a great idea. Home cinema systems provide you with your […]

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“Sustainability is a real competitive advantage for us”

Are we capable of reducing our dependency on finite, oil-based raw materials? Can screws be manufactured using fewer materials while maintaining the same functions? And what do employees require in order to develop product innovations? Christian Ziegler deals with questions such as these on a daily basis. He works in the International Production Network for […]

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Wall lining installation made simple

18. October 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer

When the family gets bigger there’s a sudden need for additional space. Living and housing involves change. Wall lining is a popular solution that saves time and effort. But how is wall lining installed? We show you what to bear in mind when creating new rooms or remodelling old ones.

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Finding the right fixing all around the world with fischer FIXPERIENCE!

A construction engineer does calculations with the fischer FIXPERIENCE design software.

One large-scale construction project is underway in Beijing, another has started in Dubai. Both projects require a steel construction to be connected to a concrete foundation. The civil engineer knows which cutting force to expect and must now calculate the right anchoring. The structural analysis programme won’t get them far, however. fischer offers its complimentary […]

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Safe support at the edge of the abyss: When everything hangs from an anchor

An international team of speleologists is on the right track in Upper Austria: the deepest cave in Europe. Again and again they go into the depths of the Dachstein mountains. Especially here, where the trail leads vertically down and can be extremely cold, clammy, slippery and wet, secure rope fixings are vital.

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Resin capsule or cartridge?

24. September 2019 Craftsmen

Installing heavy loads is part of everyday life on the construction site, during which safety plays an important role. Resin capsules are a popular option. They are the tried and tested solution in various concrete applications for transferring high loads into concrete free of expansion. Or might a cartridge be the better solution? Stefan knows […]

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How fischer installed the world’s longest sea crossing

The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge spans a 55-kilometre river delta.

35 kilometres above water, 6.7 kilometres in a tunnel underwater and 13.3 kilometres over artificial islands and mainland: The new Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge is an engineering masterpiece. The world’s longest sea crossing caused a sensation in China and across the globe, which fills Yafeng Zhang with pride for having been involved in this mega project. […]

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Gluing is the new drilling | Avoid drill holes with fischer

20. September 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer

fischer’s NO TOOLS, JUST HANDS products protect walls and ceilings while saving time, effort and storage space. The 320 KILO GRAB with a final strength of 320 kilogrammes per 10 square centimetres helps make the home aesthetic and functional without drilling – just by gluing.

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In the green around the home: attaching hanging planters

19. September 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer

The temperature sinks in autumn; the days are shorter and umbrellas take up a regular spot in your bag. Time to bring nature indoors. But who would willingly give up floor space or dodge around plant pots? Hanging planters are the solution for anyone with a green thumb. A secure installation is crucial to ensuring […]

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The new Tottenham Stadium: fischer Products and Services for the Ultimate Construction

he new Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London. fischer supplied the fixing solutions for the facade and the interior fitout as well as the mechanical and electrical systems.

Ajax Amsterdam already considered themselves to be in the Champions League Final. At half time, the hosts were leading 2-0 against the Tottenham Hotspurs. But Lucas Moura achieved the seemingly impossible: Within a matter of just five minutes, the Spur’s Brazilian star midfielder scored not once, but twice. Six minutes into extra time, the 27-year-old […]

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Two hands for four walls- CLEVER HANGING

04. September 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer

Tired of constantly having to borrow tools? Your neighbours, friends and parents will finally be left in peace because your hands will be the only tools you’ll need, replacing hammers, nails and drills. The motto is CLEVER HANGING. Try it for yourself.

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fischer Greenline – The Green Alternative

Sustainability and protecting the environment are becoming increasingly important to people. Purchasing sustainable products isn’t always easy, but this isn’t the case when it comes to fixing systems. fischer’s Greenline provides a green anchor solution made primarily of renewable resources.

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“This wall will never see me again”

The steep approach to Poncione d’Alnasca (pictured left). The exhausted climbers take a break (pictured right).

Day 1, Poncione d’Alnasca in the Swiss canton of Ticino The weather is good towards the end of April. The temperature is a balmy 20 degrees when Robin Theurer, an employee in the cold working department of the fixing specialist fischer, approaches the bivouac from the Verzasca valley with his friends Jörg and Sebastian. Approximately […]

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Startup ambience at an SME

24. July 2019 Company

A structured day at work where you can expect what the day will entail? This isn’t the case for Dominik Treber, a Developer at fischer’s in-house startup for direct fixings. During our interview he told us how he balances being an “odd-job man“ and developing cost-optimised serial products.

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Earthquake-resistant construction

We spoke to fischer Application Engineer Oliver Ernst about Earthquake-resistant construction

It is difficult to anticipate when and where a strong earthquake will occur, which is why it is better to take precautions in order to protect yourself. Collapsing houses and structures present the greatest dangers during an earthquake. In addition to various methods, anchors can help buildings withstand the tremors. We spoke to fischer Application […]

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Safe installations in plasterboard

15. July 2019 Do-It-Yourselfer
A man fixing in plasterboard with a special wall plug.

Drywall has become indispensable to interior construction. Special anchors are required for installations in this type of construction material. Below we will show you how to save time and money with fixings in plasterboard while ensuring a secure hold.

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