GF and Swissloop

With the Pod “Escher“(2017) and the Pod “Mujinga“ (2018) with GF as main sponsor, the Swissloop team showed twice how a future vision becomes a mission and how a new mobility concept takes shape. We are curious and excited how this year's Pod will look like. Stay tuned!

Swissloop and GF in front of the camera!

Ready for round 3

GF Casting Solutions will again support Swissloop as main sponsor.

For this year's SpaceX competition 2019, the ETH Zurich team is working very hardly on a new pod with a new drive system. Again, the pod will include a solution made by GF Casting Solutions. Follow our LinkedIn company page to stay tuned!

Flashback: Pod Mujinga 2018 

Last year, the ETH Zurich team sent the Pod “Mujinga” into the competition. “Mujinga” is named after the fastest woman in Switzerland, Mujinga Kambundij (25), athlete. In the competition of the SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the Pod “Mujinga” should reach a speed of 400 km/h. For the competition in Los Angeles, more than 1.000 student teams applied to participate, but only 20 teams were qualified, one of them was Swissloop, which participated for the third time. Despite intensive preparations and a successful testing week on the SpaceX testing area, Swissloop just missed the finals. The reason was a problem with the motor controllers during the vacuum chamber test, which led to a short circuit in the high-performance battery. After several tries to repair the battery, the inner cells were still damaged.

#thejourneycontinues



Main sponsor - but more.

With the support of the Swissloop Team, we bring the mobility of the future into the present! The Swissloop team includes 20 physics, mathematics, electrical- and mechanical engineering students from the ETH Zurich. Together, they design and build a transport capsule for the Hyperloop of SpaceX. GF Casting Solutions plays not only the role of the main sponsor but supports the team also with know-how and experience. For the new pod generation, the Research and Development specialists at the GF Casting Solutions headquarter in Schaffhausen, Switzerland together with the Swissloop team developed an Aluminum lightweight solution for the chassis. You can find it anodized to GF blue on the front and rear axle and it is responsible for the stability of the Pod.


Swissloop Pod 2017

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Augmented Reality App

Von Zürich nach Genf in 900 Sekunden

1. Download App  -  2. Scan Pattern  -  3. Experience Pod 

In our showroom you will find a model of the Swissloop Pod. However, it requires a smartphone. By downloading the Augmented Reality App "Swissloop AR" from the Apple Store or Google Play Store, and directing the smartphone camera to the illustrated pattern while the app is running, you experience a virtual version of the vehicle.

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