Ready for round 3

GF will again support Swissloop as main sponsor in 2019.

For this year's Space X competition in California, USA, the team of the ETH Zurich worked tirelessly at developing a pod with a new drive system. The futuristic development was named after the Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier and presented to the public in June. As in earlier models, this year's pod again includes a component developed by GF Casting Solutions. Within the upcoming weeks, the pod will be shipped to the USA, where the team aims to qualify for the final round on 21 July.

Flashback: Pod Mujinga 2018

In 2018, 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.


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.

Augmented Reality App

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 Microsoft Store, and directing the smartphone camera to the illustrated pattern while the app is running, you experience a virtual version of the vehicle.


Rene Schädlich

Specialist Digital Media

GF Casting Solutions AG

Amsler-Laffon-Strasse 9

8201 Schaffhausen