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Carbon-wood hybrid bench: SUTD and CCS furniture won a SG Mark Award

Singapore, 16 August 2019: The "Tiny Thread | Massive block" wood-carbon bench, designed by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and manufactured by CCS has recently been awarded with a SG Mark.

  

SUTD designed this bench with the intent to apply modern computational manufacturing methods to more traditional craftmanship. The wood planks, reclaimed from VivoCity’s Sky Park refurbishment, were robotically machined by CCS to obtain a complex pattern of grooves for fiber threads laying. The carbon fibers provide extra reinforcement and make this bench a strong and durable piece of furniture.

The SG Mark awards companies or individuals for good and exemplary design practices. It was initiated by the Design Business Chamber Singapore to foster design innovation in Singapore and set the benchmark for design quality locally and abroad.

See here for more information.

 

JEC Asia Startup Booster Contest - CCS is an official recruitement partner !

Singapore, 31 July 2019: Join the 2nd round of ‘Startup Booster’ from JEC Composites on JEC Asia, taking place on 13-15 November 2019 in Seoul. Composite Cluster Singapore (CCS) is one of the ‘recruitment partners’ for this event.

  

Ready to grow your business with key players in the Composite Industry and OEMs in Asia?

JOIN JEC ASIA STARTUP BOOSTER 2019 HERE: https://www.f6s.com/jecasiastartupbooster/about
 

A unique competition tailored to find and assess innovations in the world of composites.

Open to entrepreneurs, SMEs, startups and academic spinoffs building innovative composites projects.

Startup Booster competition categories include:

1. Process :
- Design
- Manufacturing
- Digitalization / Industry 4.0 / Smart Industry
- Sustainability & Recycling

2. Materials & Products:
- New composites materials including hybrid materials, bio-sourcing and intelligent composites
- New applications and markets for composites (Composites in new mobility applications i.e Fuel Cell Tanks, etc.)
- Intelligent surfaces & displays

SELECTION PROCESS: Up to 10 finalists will be selected to pitch in front of a jury of experts and leading industry players at JEC Asia 2019.

The 10 finalists will also benefit from:
- Registrations to JEC Asia 2019
- A presence on the show floor
- A large communication plan: JEC Group Media + 5,700 targeted journalists + 1,500 international trade magazines
- Personal coaching for your executive pitch before the show
- Direct access to the jury members

3 winners (Gold, Silver & Bronze) will be announced at the show after the pitch session and will get the following advantages:

- GOLD: Full Access to JEC World 2020 with travel (up to 2,000€) & accommodation (3 nights) + fast-track as finalist of JEC World's 2020 Startup Booster + booth in Startup Village at JEC World 2020
- SILVER: Full Access to JEC World 2020 with accommodation (3 nights) covered + booth in Startup Village at JEC World 2020
- BRONZE: Free Pass to JEC World 2020 + booth in Startup Village at JEC World 2020

Selection will be done by JEC Group in cooperation with its partners.

The startups that are not selected will all be invited to JEC Asia 2019

KEY DATES:
-> JUN 2019 - Launch of the call for entries
-> SEPT 30th - Application deadline
-> TBC / SEPT - Announcement of the Jury
-> TBC / OCT - Announcement of the 10 selected finalists
-> NOV 13-15th - Announcement of the 3 winners during the event

FAQs >> bit.ly/JECAsiaFAQs

GOOD LUCK!

 

CCS and STRATAGEM partnering on a demonstrator for automated inspection and repair of composite aircraft structures

Paris, 21 June 2019: Today, at the Paris Airshow 2019 Composite Cluster Singapore Pte Ltd (CCS) and STRATAGEM Innovation Singapore Pte Ltd (STRATAGEM) signed a contract for the proof of concept of a demonstrator for automated inspection and repair of critical composite structures (“LAIRD”).

  

The 1-year program will be conducted in cooperation with Testia Asia Pacific at the Composite Application Center (CAC), a CCS led Singapore-based international field lab with participation of international companies and research entities that cover all parts of the composite value chain, including material, software, equipment, process technologies, as well as manufacturing, maintenance, product development and training. The CAC field lab will ensure that Stratagem and CCS can tap into the latest technologies and create best of industry solutions, while at the same time support a sustainable talent pool and skilled workforce for the future. The participation of Testia in the program will provide valuable domain knowledge and technology in aerostructure inspection. 
 
Stratagem Innovation Singapore is a subsidiary of the Dutch Stratagem Group which has been involved in the development of a new generation of robotic solutions for surface treatment of Aircraft and helicopters over the years. 
 
The relationship between CCS and STRATAGEM will strengthen the research and development relationship between the Netherlands and Singapore and will contribute to the ambitions of both countries in the field of aerospace, export and focus on SME development. The LAIRD project is supported by Enterprise Singapore, an Agency of the Singapore Government that champions enterprise development of start-ups and SMEs. 
 
LAIRD will be part of a new generation of automated solutions for the aircraft MRO industry that will contribute to its long-term sustainability, will anticipate on the significant increase in critical composite structures and will overcome the increasing shortage of skilled professionals. If successful than the current Proof of Concept phase will be followed by a 2-year Proof of Validation phase. 

 

CCS developing composite wings for Eviation’s electric aircraft

Paris, 19 June 2019: Composite Cluster Singapore (CCS) today announced that it is working with Eviation Aircraft on ‘Alice’ – a fully electric aircraft structure that is currently showcased at the 53rd International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France.

  

CCS is continuing to expand its activities in the electric propulsion aircraft, urban air mobility and unmanned vehicles sector. Leveraging the Composite Application Center (CAC) consortium announced in 2018, CCS is spearheading high-impact projects, such as the wing development for Eviation’s ‘Alice’ aircraft.

‘Alice’ is a battery electric passenger aircraft under development by Israeli Eviation Aircraft. Built 95% from composite materials, it will be controlled by fly-by-wire and powered by three electric engines, in a wingtip and pusher configuration. The nine passenger aircraft with a range of 640 miles / 1,000 km at cruise speed of 240 knots, will have much lower direct operating cost than turboprop aircraft.

CCS has designed the wing and belly fairings specifically for Eviation and delivered the first shipset for assembly to Vannes in France. The entire CCS team has been very much engaged in this project from its inception until today and is currently working on the second prototype.

Eviation has achieved tremendous results in a very short timeframe.” comments Dr. Florian Doetzer, CCS’s Managing Director. ”We are proud to contribute our part. Our team spirit is tremendous and it is due to our own staff’s and our partner’s professionalism that we’ve been able to meet our targets working across continents. I am proud of what we’ve achieved so far and there is more to come.

Dr. Florian Doetzer is at the Paris Air Show 2019 from 17th to 21st June to showcase the composite capabilities of CCS.

Today we are seeing the future of aviation with design, technology and material innovations that are paving the way for this new era of air mobility.” said Eviation CEO, Omer Bar-Yohay

This highlights Singapore’s capabilities as an aviation hub in the region as the wing assembly was designed and manufactured locally. Specifically, aircraft with electric propulsion paves the way for a new era in the aerospace industry and Singapore authorities are supporting this development actively.

CCS has been working closely with Enterprise Singapore, the government agency championing enterprise development, on its growth plans, including the development of the prototype. “This is the first of many global innovation projects in the advanced materials space that can be done in Singapore.” said Ho Chi Bao, Director (Advanced Manufacturing), Enterprise Singapore. “Additionally, the project is an outcome from the collaboration between Singapore companies and international partners, where they jointly develop capabilities in composite material design and manufacturing. Apart from aerospace, their new competencies could be applied in other industries locally and overseas.

 “The partnership between CCS and Eviation Aircraft is a significant milestone not only for Singapore’s aviation industry, but also for our materials design and development industry, which is important to enable better performance such as lightweighting and corrosion resistance across various end applications.” said Damian Chan, Executive Director (Chemicals & Materials), Singapore Economic Development Board. “This is in line with efforts to strengthen our innovation capabilities in advanced materials, including specialty polymers and polymer matrix composites, and we hope to see more such joint development projects in Singapore.

 

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