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.
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.
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 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.
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.