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18th April 2017, Taufkichen

Chinese delegation visits Cevotec and Ludwig Bölkow Campus

A delegation from Chinese Liangjiang New Area visited Cevotec and Ludwig Bölkow Campus to explore Germany's high-tech industry 4.0 scene and establish new business relations.

“It was a great honour to be among the companies the delegation selected for a personal visit,” said Thorsten Groene, Managing Director of Cevotec. “Cevotec’s smart production and automation technology perfectly met the interests of the delegation,” commented Judith Tietel, project coordinator of DCAA (German-Chinese Society for exchange and training).

Chinese delegation and Cevotec Managers Thorsten Groene and Felix Michl in front of Samba preforming system. © Cevotec

Located near Munich in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen, the Ludwig Bölkow Campus was officially founded in March 2012 with the aim of establishing an international hub for innovations and practical training for the aerospace and security industry.

Seeking investment opportunities

Founded as the third national development and opening zone in China 2010, Liangjiang New Area industry and development park is located in the main urban area of Chongqing, covering an area of 1,200 square km and has a permanent population of 2.24 million people. The zone includes a free trade port area at the north of the Yangtze River and 550 square km of potential development area. Now the managers are looking for cooperation partners and investment opportunities or partners in Germany.

The ten delegation members were interested in structure and operating mode of the Ludwig Bölkow Campus, where Cevotec is located, presented by Alexander Mager, Managing Director of the Campus GmbH. They were also impressed by the Fiber Patch Placement technology demonstrated by Groene, the company explains.

“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 fibre components offers great advantages particularly for aerospace and automotive,” said Groene.

Cevotec technology

Based on Fiber Patch Placement technology, Cevotec offers a preforming system that enables manufacturers to additively build complex carbon fibre 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 fibre 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,” said Cevotec.

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