We are the Development Center for
Maintenance of Composites

We maintain. We research. We innovate.

  Always looking for smart partnerships

DCMC is made possible by:

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.

Maintenance Solutions
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.

Webinar: The Story Of DCMC

Innovating the World of Composites Repair & Maintenance

On April 29th 2021, DCMC hosted its very first webinar. We talked about our vision and mission on composites repair, showcased inspiring innovation projects, had a panel discussion with field experts and officially opened our fieldlab at Business Park Aviolanda. 

Missed it? Watch the full webinar here:

OPZuid project event DCMC attracts large audience

More than 75 interested parties found their way to the DCMC innovation centre at Aviolanda Aerospace on Thursday 28 September 2023. On the agenda is a review of the EFRO OPZuid project that started in 2017 and which now comes to an end.

Aviolanda: Development Center for Maintenance of Composites (DCMC) opens its doors at Business Park Aviolanda​

“With the arrival of the Development Center for Maintenance of Composites (DCMC), Business Park Aviolanda has gained an expertise center. On Wednesday, May 25, about 120 guests gathered to attend the festive opening of the field lab." Read the full article here.

DCMC demonstration event Large Area Inspection of Composites.

On Wednesday 16 November 2022, the Development Center for Maintenance of Composites (DCMC) in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) organised a demonstration of advanced large-scale inspection techniques of composite structures. Read the full article here.

BN DeStem: terugblik op DCMCs officiële opening op Aviolanda (Dutch)

“In vliegtuigen zit steeds meer composiet, maar het onderhoud van dit materiaal staat nog in de kinderschoenen. Het innovatieve DCMC in Hoogerheide moet daar verandering in brengen." Lees het hele artikel hier.

2021: End of year message

The end of the year is always a good moment for reflection. What did we achieve at DCMC in the past year? What is the current state of our industry, which has been heavily affected by the worldwide pandemic? In this message, Martin Knegt (Managing Director DCMC) looks back on 2021 and gives a first view of what is to come in 2022.


We maintain and repair composites and hybrid structures, and share our experience. So you can:​

Reduce costs

By not needing to replace material and/or structures

Speed up production

By automating manual production

Reduce waste

Of composites and hybrid structures ​

Smart Industry Fieldlab since:


Number of Partners in 2017:


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To maximize the impact of this hub, co-creation and collaboration is crucial. If you would like to collaborate or receive more information, or have questions about partnering or the DCMC foundation, feel free to send us an email: