Chinese delegation visits Cevotec and Ludwig Bölkow Campus
A delegation from Chinese Liangjiang New Area visited Cevotec and Ludwig Bölkow Campus / The representatives of research and industry currently explore Germany's high-tech industry 4.0 scene to establish promising business relations
“It was a great honor to be among the companies the delegation selected for a personal visit”, reports Thorsten Groene, Managing Director of Cevotec. “Cevotec’s smart production and automation technology perfectly met the interests of the delegation”, explains Judith Tietel, project coordinator of DCAA (German-Chinese Society for exchange and training), why DCAA arranged the meeting.
The ten delegation members took strong interest in structure and operating mode of the Ludwig Bölkow Campus, where Cevotec is located, presented by Alexander Mager, Managing Director of the Campus GmbH, and were deeply impressed by the Fiber Patch Placement technology demonstrated and explained by Groene. “Liangjiang New Area meanwhile is a large global manufacturing bases of cars and also aerospace industry is represented there. And our intelligent production technology for complex carbon fiber components offers great advantages particularly for aerospace and automotive”, informs Groene.
Based on Fiber Patch Placement technology, Cevotec offers a preforming system that enables manufacturers to additively build complex carbon fiber parts fully automated and in high volumes. “With our preforming system SAMBA and the associated CAD-CAM software ARTIST STUDIO, we achieve a continuous preforming process from CAD-CAM to automated 3D fiber preforming. The integrated production solution fits for complex geometries, tailored reinforcements and also design surfaces. Most important for lightweight-obliged aerospace and automotive industry: The mechanical properties of the finished part are increased up to 150% by using up to 30% less material”, concludes Groene.
About the Ludwig Bölkow Campus
The Ludwig Bölkow Campus was officially founded in March 2012 with the aim of establishing an international hub for groundbreaking innovations, new ways of thinking, and practical training in the aerospace and security industry. Located near Munich in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen - which boasts one of the richest traditions of high technology in Germany - the campus is to serve as a place where science, teaching, and industry come together from all over the world in a creative environment that helps innovative ideas turn into real products. www.lb-campus.com
Since its founding in 1998, the DCAA has been organizing training and exchange travels for official Chinese delegations. The society is registered and certified partner of the SAFEA (States Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs), a government agency that regulates the exchange of experts between China and abroad. Every year the DCAA receives over 20 delegations from national ministries as well as from individual schools. The interests range from business and industry to education and planning. Also, China tours of German experts and international conferences are organized by DCAA.
Cevotec offers smart production technology for complex carbon composites based on Fiber Patch Placement technology. SAMBA is Cevotec’s high-tech preforming system for complex 3D geometries and laminates with complex fiber orientation. With ARTIST STUDIO, Cevotec provides the matching CAD-CAM software platform and offers development services for prototypes and series products. Cevotec is a spin-off from Technische Universität München and partners with Airbus Group, Baumann Automation and the European Space Agency ESA to industrialize the production of complex carbon composites. Further information and high-resolution images: http://cevotec.com/.