The Advanced Composite Materials Research and Excellence Center (IKMAMM) was established by the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO) in order to contribute to the sustainability of the sectors that produce and use advanced composite materials and to strengthen the R&D infrastructure of the sector. The center, which was realized with an investment of 17 million lira in Demirtaş Organized Industrial Zone, will serve industrialists both as an R&D and test center.
İKMAMM, which was established by BTSO with the support of Bursa Eskişehir Bilecik Development Agency (BEBKA), within the structure of Bursa Technology Coordination and R&D Center (BUTEKOM), was opened with the participation of Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank. IKMAMM, which will play a critical role in the transition of Bursa industry to technological products with high added value and sectoral transformation, aims to make Bursa a technology base in the field of composite materials, which are considered as the technology of the future.
PROTOTYPE INFRASTRUCTURE WITH 20 DIFFERENT TESTS, 5 DIFFERENT METHODS
IKMAMM, which will lead R&D studies in the sector, will serve in a wide range of expertise from prototype production to testing and analysis activities. Offering prototype infrastructure with 20 different tests and 5 different methods in the field of composites, the center draws attention especially with its strong equipment in the field of sample production. In the center, there are devices such as clean room, autoclave, RTM molding, thermo-plastic molding presses, curing oven, pre-preg machine for composite materials.
TURKEY'S MOST COMPREHENSIVE BURNING LABORATORY
Turkey's combustion laboratory located in one of the most comprehensive İKMAMM, rail systems, made in Turkey will enable the testing of combustion equipment used in the automotive and aerospace industries. Industrialists will be able to carry out these tests, which they previously had to carry out abroad at high costs, with much more affordable costs, quickly and reliably at İKMAMM.
SUPPORT FOR UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION
IKMAMM will undertake an important mission in terms of developing university-industry cooperation. The center will allow companies that produce composite materials to develop specific projects within the scope of university-industry cooperation. The Ministry of Industry and Technology will provide technical support to 3 SMEs from IKMAMM in the next 25 years to develop and commercialize advanced technology products. In addition, within the scope of TÜBİTAK Industry-Doctorate Program, 23 PhD students will work together with the HRMAMM team, which are experts in R&D and production processes.
"A NEW MODEL ORGANIZING THE COMPOSITE INDUSTRY"
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the center held with GUHEM, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank said that composite materials will be used extensively in many sectors such as automotive, textile, defense, aviation and rail systems in the coming years, as they are high-strength and environmentally friendly. Noting that developing composite materials requires a very serious knowledge and R&D infrastructure, Minister Varank said, “We established İKMAMM so that Bursa industry can acquire new capabilities in developing these materials. Companies will have the opportunity to develop R&D, which they could not perform in-house, by using the infrastructures here. We need to see this place not only as a research center but also as a new model organizing the composites industry. We will accelerate the commercial development of companies through the central channel. Therefore, we brought an infrastructure that offers much more than R&D to Bursa. kazanwe are raising. In other words; We both develop the existing capabilities of the industry and enable it to acquire new capabilities.” said.
"AN INVESTMENT MADE IN BURSA'S FUTURE"
İbrahim Burkay, Chairman of the Board of Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that they have taken decisive steps to create a pioneering Bursa that produces high technology and added value since the day they took office. Stating that they have implemented more than 40 macro-scale projects in this process, President Burkay also brought the Advanced Composite Materials Research and Excellence Center to Bursa. kazanHe stated that they were proud of their Noting that with İKMAMM, they aim to improve the production capability of Bursa industrialists in the composite materials sector, which is an extremely strategic area, Burkay said, “With the vision we have set forth as BTSO, we are directing our industrialists to business areas with high added value. In addition to our traditional sectors such as automotive, textile, machinery, we aim to make Bursa a global player in sectors such as rail systems, composites, aviation and defense. At this point, İKMAMM is a very important investment in the future of our city. In the composite industry, which is called the material of tomorrow, our companies will have the opportunity to develop these technologies today.” said.
"WE WILL BUILD TWO MORE EXCELLENCE CENTERS"
After the Textile and Technical Textile Center of Excellence within BUTEKOM, he moved to Bursa. kazanNoting that İKMAMM, the second center of excellence they have established, has a strong R&D infrastructure necessary for the production and development of unique products in the composite industry, President Burkay said, “We expect all industrialists to benefit from the facilities of our center. I would like to express my gratitude to our Minister of Industry and Technology, Mr. Mustafa Varank, for his support to our project. Recently, two more centers of excellence in the fields of nanotechnology and micromechanics-microelectronics have been brought to Bursa. kazanWe aim to climb.” said.