Development of an ultrasonic welding head for a robotised deposition of thermoplastic tapes

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Written by Sabine Müller, Student at TU Dresden faculty of Mechanical science and engineering.

Industrial sponsor of the thesis: Composite Cluster Singapore Pte Ltd.

 

 

Development of an ultrasonic welding head for a robotised deposition of thermoplastic tapes

 

Introduction

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
 

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

 

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).

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. 

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

Composite Cluster Singapore and Seifert and Skinner Group join forces

 

Composite Cluster Singapore (CCS) and Seifert and Skinner Group (SSG) have joined together to target the Asian markets for composite pressure vessels (CPV). These vessels encompass a large variety of sizes, ranging from small CPVs, such as the ones used in consumer or specialized industrial applications, up to large scale CPVs used in offshore, oil & gas. Together, both groups address the growing needs for composite pressure vessel design, manufacturing and certification in the Asia-Pacific region.

JEC ASIA 2016 Summary

 

For CCS, the presence on JEC ASIA 2016 was an event filled exhibition.

On Tuesday 15th Nov 2016, CCS had organized a conference track on “Software for Composite Design and Manufacturing”. International speakers from Componeering (Finland), ComposicaD Inc (Belgium/USA), SIEMENS (Hongkong) and Robotmaster (USA) presented software solutions related to composites. The presentations focused on efficient design processes and integration between design engineering and manufacturing. Thereby they addressed key challenges for cost-effective production, whether through automation / robotics or through streamlining manual production operations.

Dr. Florian Doetzer (CCS) with the speakers of his conference track

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