Join DCMC in our Webinar ‘Innovating the World of Composites Repair & Maintenance – The Story of DCMC’

Join DCMC in our Webinar ‘Innovating the World of Composites Repair & Maintenance – The Story of DCMC’

Registration now open | Save the date: Thursday April 29th | 16.00 – 17.00 (CET)

Composites are everywhere. You find composites in planes and helicopters, bridges and turbine blades, electronics and even textiles. But who is repairing and maintaining these flexible, strong, stiff, heat resistant products and structures?

The Development Center for Maintenance of Composites (DCMC) is determined to set up the largest, most important center for composites inspection, maintenance and repair in Europe. How? By combining the best partners in the field of fundamental research with industrial research and experimental development of business.

Join us in our online Webinar ‘Innovating the World of Composites Repair and Maintenance’ to get a grasp of what DCMC does and how this might benefit you. We discuss latest achievements, show you where we work and will get you up to speed on some inspiring innovation projects.

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The program:

16.00 – Warm welcome by Martin Knegt (Director DCMC)
Brief presentation on DCMC: from origins to ambitions.

16.10 – Bert Thuis (Department Manager NLR/Technical Director DCMC) on the future of composites
Why the focus on repair and maintenance? What are the latest developments and how do we implement new innovations?

16.20 – A look at the innovation tracks
What innovations is DCMC currently working on? In a short vlog we introduce you to our tracks – from laser ablation to certified patch bond repair.

16.30 – Panel discussion on the relevance of composites repair and maintenance, with:

  • Lt-col. drs. ing. Arwi Klip, Commander 980 Squadron at Royal Netherlands Air Force, Ministry of Defense
  • Indra Duivenvoorde, Director of Government Services for Europe and Israel within International Government and Defense, Boeing Global Services
  • Lex Besselink, Chairman Of The Board, Netherlands Aerospace Group (NAG)
  • And panel leader: Marco Brinkman, Managing Director, SPECTO Aerospace



16.50 – Introducing Aviolanda Aerospace
Southern Netherlands ‘s competitive economic position in high-tech maintenance applications is strengthening. Sander Heijmans (Director Aviolanda Aerospace) gives a short introduction on the Aviolanda site and ambitions regarding DCMC.

16.58 – Summary + How can you participate?

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You can participate via ZOOM or watch the Live Stream on YouTube. To get the links, please register



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