CAV proudly announces the launch of its first building- Innovation and Training Centre2 (ITC2) on 29 November 2011 by Hon MEC - Ms. Qedani Mahlangu
The Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV) is an initiative of the dti to develop a High - tech Advanced Manufacturing, Aero - mechanical and Defence Cluster adjacent
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THE CENTURION AEROSPACE VILLAGE (CAV) LAUNCHES THE INAUGURAL BUILDING, THE INNOVATION AND TRAINING CENTRE (ITC2) ON 29 NOVEMBER 2011
The Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV) is an initiative of the dti to develop a High - tech Advanced Manufacturing, Aero - mechanical and Defence Cluster adjacent to the Waterkloof Airforce base in Centurion, Tshwane. The primary purpose of CAV is to develop a sub-tier supply chain which is aimed at integrating the local aerospace and defence companies into the global supply chains and becoming suppliers of choice to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Boeing, Airbus, Spirit Aviation, Labinal, etc.
The ITC2 facility entails process flows that will enhance a larger production volume of detailed parts. This objective is well supported by extensive investment in automation, including 3- and 5-axis CNC parts routing, water jet cutting and trimming, as well as a specialized press facility. The latter will, amongst others, involve the introduction of a 2000 ton rubber press facility with growth to a fluid cell press facility. The facility is currently being designed on LEAN principles with special attention to tool and part handling and general flow to ensure that machined parts are integrated into structural assemblies as opposed to parts for mechanical systems. The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and Department of Science and Technology (DST), through Technology and Innovation Agency (TIA) and CSIR has partnered with industry, mainly Aerosud in the development and commercialization of these technologies.
ITC2- Production Process Technologies
The ITC2 facility will be home to new process technologies within the Aerospace sector ranging from Composite Continuous Fibre Reinforcement Thermo Plastics (CFRTP), Complex Forming & Robotic Welding, Laser Additive Manufacture for Titanium Parts, etc. Some of these technologies have already being commercialized and are being supplied directly to Airbus on the A320, A350WB and Boeing 737
The MEC for Gauteng Economic Development, Ms Qedani Mahlangu will deliver the keynote address and the occasion will also be attended by Members of the European Union, Senior Government Officials from National and Provincial Government, Captains of Industry and representatives of the International Aerospace companies.
The Director General of the dti will also be in attendance.