Break new ground
3dtex GmbH seeks to explore and push the limits of what is feasible. Therefore we are constantly project-related and long-term in the development of new construction methods.
The increasing requirements on tensile structures demand a permanent development of the used materials as well of the construction methods. The 3dtex GmbH faces this challenge and co-operates with partners of industry and research facilities e.g. on the development of high insulating membrane structures to widen the use of membranes in building applications.
The founder, the architect Stev Bringmann, is a member of the European network TensiNet since 2001. The aim of this program funded by the European Union is the broadening of textile structures, their technical development and the definition of European standards.
Development of a thermally insulated membrane
The "InsulTX" research project dealt with the development of a thermally insulated membrane to reduce energy losses in textile architecture
In our research project with Chemnitz University of Technology and the Company Karten Daedler, we developed a new system for a thermally insulated membrane. The essential elements of lightweight membrane construction should be taken into account and particular advantages identified. Among other things, the highest possible translucency should be achieved through a targeted choice of material. On the other hand, a low U-value, such as that of modern triple glazing, was aimed for.
In this context, the product "3d-IsoSkin" was developed by 3dtex GmbH. A thermally insulated membrane that works on the basis of a point holder construction. Using the prototype "Cloud 7", all the theoretical knowledge was put into practice and the experimental tree house construction was subjected to extensive material tests.
We have already tested and further developed the use of adaptive membrane constructions in various projects and prototypes.
Due to the diversity and uniqueness of our orders, we are continuously developing new products and details for the textile architecture sector.
A socially topical issue is flood protection. This research project with Chemnitz University of Technology shows that membrane constructions can also offer innovative solutions.