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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“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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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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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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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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