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Ride The Rails at 350 kph With Innovative Rail Design

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The first time I rode the TGV from Geneva, Switzerland, to Paris, France, I was amazed at the speed (~300 kph). But today’s high-speed trains go even faster.

One of our NX customers, Max Bögl, designed and built the Slab Track System Bögl for China’s 2008 Olympics. It rides the rails at 350 kph or 217 mph. This enables you to travel from Beijing to Tianjin in 30 minutes! (It also set a new country record for 394 kph or 245 mph.)

Max Bögl is the largest privately-owned construction company in Germany and designs and builds diverse structures from stadiums to power stations.


The innovative part of the Slab Track System’s design is the pre-cast concrete panels that can be opened to traffic more quickly than site-placed slab track and replaced easily. For the China system, there are 36,000 track layers.

You can download a detailed brochure from Max Bögl’s website. With all the talk of how economic stimulus money can be spent on infrastructure, hopefully those spending the funds are looking for innovative technology like this.

FYI, VSG Software & Service GmbH is our local partner who supports Max Bögl and other leading manufacturers in Germany.
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Hello Dora,

I was able to attend the 2008 conference. I’m a recent NX user. I’m trying to become aware of NX capabilities to create better designs faster and be able to share learnings with my team. I’m trying to form contacts that I can periodically bounce top level NX questions off of to help me connect the dots or be directed to the right area to look for additional information. I believe I just registered to be a member on the BLOG but I’m not even sure how that works. If you can help me with any of the above topics I would very much appreciate it. Make a great day.

Thanks Jeff

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Jeff, my colleague and fellow blogger Jerry Sarfati ( is your best contact. He can direct you to the right person on the NX team depending on the question. There is also an NX newsgroup (  from our support team.

Will you be at the 2009 conference in June? Jerry & I will be there blogging.


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Since you’ve been to PLM World, I would suggest joining the forum on the web site too.  It’s a great place to interact with other users.