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CCS and Composites in Automotive

 

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.

 

Dr Florian Speaking
 
The presentation highlighted common challenges in automotive composite manufacturing and pointed out how software solutions and tools, such as CCS partner SIEMENS’ Fibersim can address those. Furthermore, it pointed out opportunities to streamline production and to respond to an increasing amount of complexity. Case studies visualised particular issues and suggested solutions.
The event was also a buzzing get-together for composite players in the ASEAN region, with the Thai Composites Association actively driving collaboration across borders.
 
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Please find the presentations for your reference.  http://www.fiberglassthai.com/webpage/CA.html
 
If you are interested in further details about the presentation or Fibersim, please contact us.
 
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CCS visits Norner

 
Stathelle, 20 June 2017: Dr. Florian Doetzer met with Norner`s Business Director Henning Baann in Norner`s Headquater in Stathelle, Norway to discuss the campanies' collaboration in the area of material testing for subsea, oil and gas. This is particularly interesting for Singapore and the ASEAN region given the strong representation of this industry.
 
CCS visits Norner

 

Impressed by the unique capabilities of the lab facilities and long-term experience of Norner’s personnel, Florian expressed his conviction that Norner will be a key partner to further develop CCS’s business in Offshore, Oil & Gas. Norner is one of few companies worldwide to perform exposure testing in critical environments (as H2S), such as Norsok M-710 and life time studies for polymers.
 
The visit was timed to coincide with Norner's 10 year anniversary event, which was celebrated by inviting customers and business partners to their plastics industry seminar in Langesund and at Norner, on June 20 and 21, 2017.
The industry is facing an increasing pressure from the public and authorities to deliver more sustainable innovations.  To address this, the company created an exciting industry seminar with focus on innovation, future trends and circular economy in the polymer value chain.
 

CCS @KDX Europe Composites R&D Center OPENING CELEBRATION

KDX Launch

Weyarn, Germany, 6 June 2017: It was a big day for KDX. They celebrated the Grand Opening of their R&D Center in Weyarn with distinguished guests such as Mr. Yu Zhong (President of Kangde Group), Mrs Ilse Aigner (Bavarian state minister of economic affairs and media, energy and technology), Mr. Mingde Shi (Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China), Mr. Peng He (MD KDX Eurpore Composites R&D Center GmbH), Prof. Dr. Klaus Drechsler (Head of TUM's institute for carbon composites) and Mr. Georg Fritzmeier (CEO Fritzmeier Group).

 

Dr. Florian Doetzer and Mr. Peng He at opening ceremony

Dr. Florian Doetzer was personally invited by Mr. Peng He. This significant milestone for KDX Europe offered the perfect opportunity to catch up on KDX's development. The relationship between CCS and KDX gained in significance already in November 2016, when KDX co-sponsored CCS's startup challenge. Discussions with important stakeholders and touring the new facilities provided good insights in the setup of the center. The 3,000sqm large facility has a focus on applied R&D, a comericalization of university research.

CCS @Rotorcraft Asia 2017

Singapore, 19 April 2017: Dr Florian Doetzer was invited to speak at the conference "Global Vision of Composites in the Helicopter Sector", part of the Rotorcraft Asia 2017 Exhibition, organized by JEC Group in Changing Exhibition on 18-20. April 2017.

He emphasized the increased importance of weight savings for rotary wing aircraft compared to fixed wing aircraft and showed the resulting high percentage of composites usage in helicopter structures. 

Showcasing some remarkable examples he highlighted the importance of streamlining the design and manufacturing processes to achieve superior components. He went on to point out some common manufacturing challenges that affect the structural performance or manufacturing cost of composite components.

Overall, using software tools for composites helicopter components’ design and manufacturing can make a decisive difference regarding productivity and managing the increasing complexity of optimized designs.