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includes painting and assembly,
integrating metal, plastics and
wiring harnesses. We are currently building a new 13 000 sqm
production facility to accommodate larger aerospace projects.
JCM: Production cycle times and
constant quality are the OEM's
major requirements in automotive
industry. What are the assets and
technical solutions developped by
c2i to reach those requirements ?

P. H. : c2i has experience with
a wide range of leading production technologies and development of novel technologies for
next-generation vehicles. The
current standard technologies
for high-volumes are RTM and
wet pressing techniques. At c2i,
we have experience with the
RTM process as well as prepreg
press moulding. We are currently
adding to our existing technologies the wet pressing technology
to reduce cycle times further.
Many companies are investing
significant money into very
large presses for high pressure
RTM. Albeit higher injection
times reduce the cycle time, the
cost of the equipment is going
up significantly. Overall, one
needs to critically consider the
unit component price as well as
equipment flexibility. The aim
should not be to reduce cycle
times to the minimum in case
it increases component cost.
c2i has a track record of highest
product quality for geometrically complex components and
we digitally track every step of
the process via advanced ERP
system where we bring aerospace
traceability levels to the automotive industry.
JCM: Can you introduce the c2i
Excellence System (CES), its way
of functioning and the results
expected by this quality manage-

ment system?

D. C. : The CES is an opera-

tional excellence system and
is adopted from the Toyota
Production System. It is linked
with the overall quality management system of the company and
is based on lean manufacturing
principles.
The expected results are
building a culture of continuous
improvement where employees
are motivated and empowered
to improve the company's
internal and external quality
level, efficiency and productivity,
on-time-delivery performance
and ultimately EBIT. In our case,
we have all production processes
measured in our ERP system
and hence have a high degree of
data which enables us to drive
improvements not only via the
shop-floor, but in parallel via our
lean and process engineering
department.

JCM: Porsche, BMW, Jaguar... How
c2i manages to convince prestigious automotive brands to adopt
you as a tier one for composites
components ?

P. H. : The key OEM decision
making criteria for selecting a
supplier are based on 9 criteria
among others price, on-time
delivery, capacity, previous
reputation.
Only if you are a top performer
in each category will you be
strongly positioned to gain
further business. We now have
many large OEMs as customers
and often we are a top 3 supplier
in terms of market share with
that OEM. We are growing our
market share with existing customers by gaining new contracts
continuously which demonstrates our overall good value.
With new, potential customers it

c2i possess brand new equipement including 6 x 3 m and 5 x 2.5m Boeing
spec D6-49327 REV.E autoclaves

is more difficult. They often dont
trust new suppliers and are more
risk averse. But if the purchasing
departments are functioning well
and unbiased, they will typically
send us RFQs and if we are price
competitive, they will pursue
a site audit where they will see
our performance with other
customers which is our largest
selling point.
JCM: Innovation is a gravity axe
of your mission statement. How
do c2i support this strategy ?
How do you spot trends and set
your research progams ?

P. H. : The research programs
are driven a) by customer communication and b) by our R&D
philosophy. Not always does the
customer know what exactly he
wants in terms of production
process. He just wants minimal
cost. At the heart of the development is an R&D philosophy. We
systematically tackle major cost
drivers of current technology,
and we take a holistic supply
chain perspective with focus on
intelligent design, novel materials
and a high degree of automation.
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JCM: Already included in high
value cars, are all conditions
gathered for composites materials
to penetrate the « casual » cars
market ?

P. H. : Conventional cars
are extremely cost driven and
composites materials are not
cost competitive, and most
likely won't be in the coming
10 years. The adoption of
composite materials is rather in
the luxury car segment as well
as the electric vehicle segment.
Cost and quality consistency,
as well as recyclability are the
main drivers and so far still the
main limitations. Technologies
which focus on material waste
reduction will also play a critical
role to reduce cost. n
More information:
www.c2i.com

Enter c2i factory.
Watch how premium,
low-to-high volume
composites components are produced
for automotive and
aerospace industry.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016

Cover
Edito
Point of view: eastern promises
Contents
COMPANY & BUSINESS
APPLICATIONS
Quickstep contract to open up South Korean automotive market
Development
Design methods
Agenda of Events
APPLICATIONS
Aeronautics
Kayak
Robot
MARKET
Software
Brazil
FEATURE SIMULATION
Flow simulation
Microstructure
Damage
3D-printing
Data
Data
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Smart composites
Laser cutting
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
Testing
Efficiency
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Point of view: eastern promises
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Quickstep contract to open up South Korean automotive market
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Development
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Design methods
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Agenda of Events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Ad1
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Aeronautics
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Kayak
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Robot
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Software
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Brazil
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Flow simulation
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Microstructure
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Damage
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - 3D-printing
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Data
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Data
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Smart composites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Laser cutting
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - 50
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Testing
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Efficiency
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #105 - June 2016 - In the world
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