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At the Development Center for Maintenance of Composites (DCMC), we combine and share knowledge & expertise on the repair and maintenance of composites and hybrid structures.
At DCMC we have a mission.
We are determined to set up the largest, most important center for composites maintenance and repair in Europe.
This is how…
Attract new players
DCMC combines innovative SMEs with the knowledge of future OEMs. One of our goals is to attract new players to the cluster to further develop our globally distinctive competitive position.
Carry out fundamental research and industrial development
Where other clusters focus on the development of composite material, we focus on its maintenance – with inspection and repair techniques being developed simultaneously.
Become an international hub for composites inspection, repair and maintenance
West Brabant, and Woensdrecht in particular, will form the heart of composite maintenance. DCMC will have the first mover advantage, with a strong economic effect for the region.
Inspection & Repair
Being a leader at global level requires players who can make innovation happen. We are uniting these players in DCMC. By continuously developing innovative projects in the field of inspection and repair of composite material, DCMC is the leading cluster in the world for composite repairs.
Fieldlab Zephyros, an initiative aimed at improving offshore wind energy performance, recently launched the AIRTuB (Automatic Inspection & Repair of Turbine Blades) project to help optimise turbine blade maintenance by developing a fully autonomous inspection and repair drone. DCMC is a proud supporter and participant of the project.
In October 2019, DCMC partners have successfully performed a demonstration patch repair on a composite panel. The planned repair was a milestone in DCMC’s innovation track Field & Onsite Repair of Composite Structures...
Martin Knegt, Manager Support at GKN Fokker Services, has been appointed as Managing Director of the Development Center for Maintenance of Composites (DCMC) with effect from 27 May 2019.
We maintain and repair composites and hybrid structures, and share our experience. So you can:
By not needing to replace material and/or structures
Speed up production
By automating manual production
Of composites and hybrid structures