Cevotec starts cooperation to serve the Asian market
Together with an international group of companies and research institutions, Munich-based Fiber Patch Placement specialist Cevotec launched the Singapore based Composite Application Center (CAC).
Bringing together representatives of all stages of the composites value chain, including material, software, equipment, process technologies, as well as manufacturing and product development, 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 and manufacturing. Manufacturers will be able to utilize CAC’s support to build or expand their composite manufacturing capabilities.
“CAC offers a great opportunity to introduce our composite 4.0 technology to the Asian market”, states Thorsten Groene, Managing Director of Cevotec GmbH. “As a truly innovative automation solution Fiber Patch Placement has the potential to revolutionize the Asian composites industry, that is still dominated by manual fiber lay-up”, Groene is convinced. Cevotec’s CAE software platform ARTIST STUDIO in combination with the flexible SAMBA Series lay-up system offer a continuous production chain from CAD to final laminate, enabling Asian manufacturers to jumpstart design and prototype production with the support of the Composite Application Center.
The ability to cover end-to-end solutions is reflected in the synergetic setup of the launch partners. That is why the Composite Application Center will closely collaborate with other international leaders in composites research, to tap into the latest technologies and to create best of industry solutions. By working closely with regional education and training centers CAC will support a sustainable talent pool and skilled workforce.
Founded at the Germany-Singapore Business Forum at Hannover Fair, the group, spearheaded by Composite Cluster Singapore, currently consists of ten companies and two research entities:
- 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
- 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
- Filacon Systems by Tajima GmbH – Advanced Preforming Equipment
CAC will officially start its operation on May 1, 2018 and will ramp-up activities and capabilities throughout this year. Additional companies are also slated to join in later this year.
If interested in utilizing its capabilities or collaborating as partner, please contact Dr. Florian Doetzer, CAC@compositecluster.com
Cevotec enables manufacturers to build complex fiber composites in high volume and quality – by smart process automation based on Fiber Patch Placement technology. With SAMBA Series, Cevotec offers tailored, automated fiber lay-up systems for challenging 3D geometries and laminates with complex fiber orientation. ARTIST STUDIO is the matching CAD-CAM software for generating patch-based fiber laminates and automated robot programming. Along with development services that include FE-based modeling and simulation, Cevotec offers the entire process chain from digital design to final composites product.
About Composite Cluster Singapore:
Composite Cluster Singapore Pte Ltd (CCS) is active in consulting, engineering services, prototyping and training related to advanced composites. As part of it’s portfolio, CCS supports clients from early stage market assessments, to product development and manufacturing planning. With a strong focus on automation and manufacturing solutions, CCS provides integrated solutions together with its global partner network.
For further Information, see also
- Composite Cluster Singapore
- Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore
- Business Times
- Channel News Asia
- Composites World
- Straitstimes / Straitstimes
- Kunststoffe International