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INPEX 2013, America's Largest Invention Show

 

Wingman Industries, Inc. participated in the 28th annual Invention & New Product Exposition (INPEX) at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, June 19—21, 2013. Mr. Anthony J. Cesternino, representing Wingman Industries, accepted gold medals for special recognition in three exhibit categories: Engineering, Construction and Specialized Technology. The Wingman Team met inventors, made friends and created numerous connections which has opened doors to several potential business opportunities. Ms. Justine Coyne a reporter for the Pittsburg Business Times interviewed Mr. Cesternino concerning his new “Superbeam.”

Watch the Inventors bring their best ideas to INPEX (Video) here.

 

 

Prototype for a New Truck Trailer

 

At this time Wingman Industries, Inc. is preparing to build a prototype for a new truck trailer made possible by the “Superbeam.” Mr. Cesternino’s patented trailer elevating system will allow the deck of his new trailer to be raised or lowered at the touch of a button. His goal is to manufacture and/or retrofit existing traditional fixed-level tractor trailers with his new 4-level elevating deck trailer system.


Mr. Cesternino has extensive experience in organizing and operating trucking companies and is familiar with the unique problems associated with loading and transporting trucking goods. One trailer will now be capable of doing the work of four different fixed-level tractor trailer designs. He believes this new trailer will give truckers much more flexibility in when and how they transport items and is certainly capable of revolutionizing the trucking transportation industry.

 

 

Test Results for a Carbon Fiber Reinforced Steel Beam

 

In August 2009 Washington State University’s Composite Materials and Engineering Center (CMEC) tested a carbon fiber reinforced stainless steel beam prepared by A.J. Cesternino. The test was conducted using a three-point loading, simple beam bending setup. The composite beam was manufactured by welding two S4x7.7 stainless steel beams together and installing a rubber encased carbon fiber beam in the center for reinforcement. The beam was approximately 9 feet long and had a cross-section of 5.375 inches wide by 4 inches in depth.*


The analysis of the test shows that the composite beam was 92% higher yield strength than the stainless steel beam would have been by itself. The composite beam capacity was also 103% higher than the stainless steel beam by itself. If a comparison is made to the carbon fiber beam performance, the composite beam was 320% stronger than the carbon fiber beam itself.*


In spite of a considerable amount of skepticism from the academic community that his beam design would work Mr. Cersternino persisted in his belief it would and financed the manufacture and testing of the beam, which included designing and building his own autoclave in the process. Even though some impurities were found in the finished carbon fiber rod processed with Mr. Cesternino’s autoclave the Washington State University test evaluation confirmed his design as a feasible solution to the problem of how to successfully incorporate carbon fiber rods into steel beam construction.


The acting director of CMEC, of Washington State University was so impressed with the results of the testing he conducted on the beam he applied for and received two federal grants to precede with further testing of Mr. Cesternino’s beam design. One grant was from the federal DOT and the other from the federal EPA.



*Report No. CMEC 09-020, Test Evaluation of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Steel Beam

 

 

 

 

Our superior product, the "Superbeam", has the look and feel of a traditional beam - but with several amazing new features. When used in multiple applications which have been identified to date, it will be stronger, safer, lighter, and impervious to weather...thus eliminating all of the problems and inconveniences associated with current steel beams.

 

We has developed, and is preparing to manufacture and/or retrofit existing flatbed trailer with carbon fiber reinforced steel beams (Superbeam), and 4-level elevating units which will allow the operator to raise or lower the trailer to fit the requirements of the contracted load.