The H.C. Starck Solutions virtual environment is expanding with a new exhibit dedicated to C-103 niobium alloys; a hafnium—titanium—niobium alloy system primarily used in aerospace applications. Our innovative learning environment has been live since early 2021, welcoming visitors to an interactive online space. It was designed to mimic the tradeshow circuit experience, complete with a conference floor and information booths. The latest expansion is just the first in a long line of additions to the virtual environment.
Our Refractory Metals Learning Hub
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to rethink our business strategy and were encouraged to transition to a more digitally prominent marketing focus. It became apparent early on that the tradeshow scene could not operate properly under quarantine. Many were cancelled, and those that weren’t operated at much lower capacity than in previous years, significantly impacting the returns you could expect from attendance.
Yet, the community experience of attending a tradeshow and sharing ideas with like-minded professionals is something the H.C. Starck Solutions team continued to crave throughout the pandemic. So we devised the virtual environment: a digital tradeshow with limitless scalability. Although modelled on conventional conferences, we took advantage of the lack of space constraints when putting our learning hub together. In its current format, you not only get to access interactive booths and knowledge areas, but you can interact with a full-scale jet and now also a rocket and satellites featuring highlighted sections that showcase some of our core product offerings, including niobium alloys for aerospace applications.
Why Highlight C-103 Nb?
C-103 Nb is a unique niobium alloy which comprises niobium with 10wt% hafnium and 1wt% titanium. It has proven essential to aerospace applications since the dawn of the space age, with outstanding mechanical strength and dimensional stability across a massive temperature range—from sub-zero to red-hot. This makes it ideal for rocket nozzles and satellite applications, and it was partly this ingenuity that made it the logical next exhibit for our virtual environment.
The new space section of the virtual environment offers insights into satellite communications with digital renders of satellite components, plus educational highlights about using C-103 Nb for rocket applications.
We’re excited to be live with our new exhibit dedicated to Aerospace and our C-103 niobium alloy. You will not only be able to access detailed videos featuring refractory metal components for space applications but will be able to virtually access a space shuttle via a gantry and experience the interior of the cockpit first-hand. After experiencing the rocket’s launch, you will be transported to the earth’s outer orbit where you can get up close and personal with a range of satellites, before heading back down to our innovative trade show floor.
If you would like to learn more about our virtual environment, simply contact a member of the H.C. Starck Solutions team today.