Processing Magazine

Next Generation of Dome Design

October 2, 2012

OptiDome™, the next generation in dome design, made its debut Monday at WEFTEC 2012 in New Orleans, La. OptiDome™, the next generation in dome design, made its debut Monday at WEFTEC 2012 in New Orleans, La. CST Covers, a division of CST Industries, Inc., unveiled an innovative flush batten aluminum geodesic dome design, which may be considered a new paradigm in engineered cover technology. OptiDome features a Double Web I-Beam for strength and stability, plus optimized patent pending batten seal technology that eliminates environmental exposure and UV degradation. New hub cover technology removes the need for exterior sealant at the nodes, eliminating routine maintenance and inspection requirements. Featuring a smooth, sleek appearance, OptiDome represents an improvement in overall cover design for superior structural stability, functionality and aesthetics.