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.


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.


CCS @NAMIC AM Summit 2017

Singapore, 6 April 2017: CCS participated with Dr. Florian Doetzer as speaker in the NAMIC AM Summit Series - Aerospace summit at Singapore Expo. 

Together with Peter Rogers from Autodesk he spoke about opportunities through integrating Additive Manufacturing and Composite technologies.

CCS and Autodesk chose this unconventional approach of doing a joint presentation, rather than separate ones to highlight the synergies between Additive Manufacturing and Composites industries. NAMIC’s AM Summit provided an excellent platform for this discussion.

Presentation by Dr Florian Doetzer and Peter Rogers

The trend to digitise design and manufacturing processes, as well as the need to further improve the performance of products is driving both technologies - AM and Composites. While both share similar approaches regarding the design process - composites are made by an “additive” fashion after all - their strengths play out in different types of structures. While AM excels in extremely complex, but usually rather small components, composites are great for large / longish structures optimised for strength vs. weight. The intelligent combination of both technologies provides large opportunities. The challenge is to manage complexity of design, as well as to integrate the manufacturing of both.

The expected benefits are stunning however. Getting the best of both worlds will result in lightweight, efficient and functionally integrated components.

CCS will collaborate with SUTD to kick off a project in this direction in June 2017. The project is funded by NAMIC and will explore guidelines and rule-sets for the combination of both technologies.