2005 Composite Catapult Competition Gets Go Ahead

Is it possible to shoot a 6kg bowling ball over 200 metres with a “plastic” catapult? In 2003 the Triple Strike Team managed to shoot such a ball over 189 metres. Can this attempt be beaten and can the magic 200 metres be reached?

The Board of EPTA is pleased to announce the 2nd Composite Catapult Competition to be held on the 6th till the 8th of July 2005 at the Armybase ’t Harde in the Netherlands. This event is sponsored by several EPTA Members, primary sponsors are PPG Industries, Johns Manville and Fibreforce Composites.

Teams of students are invited to design and build a catapult of composite materials and beat the winning team of 2003. Which University will beat the results of the Helsinki University of Technology?

By organising this exciting competition EPTA sets out to:

  • Educate the academic world more on the use of composite profiles
  • Be of promotional value within and outside the composite industry
  • Organize a fun event for all those who participate

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