Hannover, 24 April 2018: CCS has joined forces with an international group of companies and research entities and announced the launch of the Singapore based Composite Application Center (CAC).
Its aim is to drive the development of advanced composites by delivering industry- and application-focused services to specific regional and global markets. At the Germany-Singapore Business Forum at Hanover Fair, three representatives of the group of ten companies and two research entities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the launch of CAC.
“With this initiative we are responding to the request of the composites industry to bring together partners of all stages of the composites value chain,” said Dr. Florian Doetzer, Managing Director of Composite Cluster Singapore. “Through this integration the Composite Application Center will be able to develop end-to-end solutions.”
“We cannot develop the manufacturing concept without talking to the materials company, but we cannot develop from the materials point of view if we don’t talk to equipment manufacturers. Above all, we need to talk to the customers to understand their needs. Everyone is part of the solution, with CAC we can cover the whole value chain to deliver end-to-end solutions.”
CAC will provide a platform for developers and users of composite technologies focusing on customer trials, prototyping, pilot manufacturing, maintenance, training and support services. Product companies can leverage on CAC’s combined expertise and facilities to reduce initial investments and risk for composite related product design & manufacturing. Manufacturers are able to utilize CAC’s support to build or expand their composite manufacturing capabilities.
The Composite Application Center will closely collaborate with international leaders in composites research, to tap into the latest technologies and to create best of industry solutions. By working closely with regional education & training centers CAC will support the growth of a sustainable talent pool and skilled workforce. The partners in CAC will cover all parts of the composite value chain, including materials, software, manufacturing equipment, process technologies, as well as general manufacturing and product development. The ability to cover end-to-end solutions is already reflected in the synergetic setup of the launch partners and will be further strengthened through additional partners.
CAC will officially start its operation on May 1, 2018 and will ramp-up activities and capabilities throughout this year. Additional partners are slated to join in later this year and the group is open for other interested companies. The Launch partners are:
- Admiralty International Pte Ltd - Composite Manufacturing
- Cevotec GmbH - Advanced Fiber Layup Equipment & Software
- Composite Cluster Singapore Pte Ltd - Composite Engineering and Manufacturing Solutions
- Covestro AG - Materials
- Filacon Systems by Tajima GmbH - Advanced Preforming Equipment
- Fraunhofer IGCV - Applied R&D
- Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH - Machining Tools
- iNDTact GmbH - Sensor Systems & Data Analytics
- Plasmatreat GmbH - Plasma Equipment
- Sakura Tech (S) Pte Ltd - Plastics Manufacturing & Tooling
- Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering - Education & Research
- Stratagem Innovation Singapore Pte Ltd - Composite Repair, Inspection and Training
Singapore-based Composite Cluster Singapore Pte Ltd joins forces with Dutch Headquartered Stratagem Group to set up a Composite Repair, Inspection and Training (CRIT) Section, within the framework of a Composite Application Center in Singapore.
The CRIT Section is targeting to get certified as full MRO entity under CAAS part 145, thereby enabling the Center to perform approved repairs and additionally be able to provide an operational training opportunity expanding Singapore based part 147 training organizations. The Composite Application Center within which CRIT section is operating as independent entity will provide additional composite design and manufacturing capabilities besides the CRIT section’s focus on repair and inspection to provide the full range of industrial composite solutions to customers. The Composite Application Center will address the needs for advanced composites training, capability building for regional companies, equipment & machinery trials as well as strong local support from experienced experts to support the growth of composite related activities.
Over the years STRATAGEM has invested significant effort to create tangible business in Singapore through its subsidiary STRATAGEM Innovation Singapore that is consistent with the Singapore roadmap for innovation in the aerospace sector and the development of a skilled workforce.
CCS and Stratagem signed a teaming agreement during the Singapore Airshow on Tuesday 6th February 2018. The event has been graced by Margriet Vonno, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and witnessed by more than 50 invited guests.
The reception afterwards allowed for vibrant discussion among visitors and signified the tremendous interest in the topic.
STRATAGEM Group is specialised in conceptualizing and coordinating the development of break-through technology in the global Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) community. Our services, projects, and products are applicable to Aviation, Aerospace, Defence, and Transportation sectors. STRATAGEM’s solutions are always market-driven and based on an intimate understanding of changing industry needs. Results are achieved through dedication to innovation and close cooperation with a global network of industry leaders, partnerships with scientists at top technical universities, governmental bodies, technology institutes, and laboratories.
Bangkok, 4/5 July 2017: During this year’s JEC seminar on COMPOSITES IN AUTOMOTIVE (4th - 5th July 2017), Dr. Florian Doetzer talked about main challenges and pitfalls with composite manufacturing in automotive industry. It included an approach how to reduce cost and increase productivity for automotive manufacturers, alongside with case studies for manufacturing solutions.