Dutch Thermoplastic Components - DTC
DTC (Dutch Thermoplastic Components) is a highly specialized innovation-driven manufacturer of structural parts for aerostructures based in Almere, the Netherlands. Using state of the art machinery and following lean principles, DTC produces parts cost-efficient in both very small series of just a few parts as well as for series of hundreds of parts per day for 15 different types of large passenger aircraft, business jets and helicopters. All parts are manufactured using thermal forming of thermoplastic composite material. Through this process DTC is able to produce high quality parts in short cycle times. DTC is accredited by AS9100 and Nadcap quality systems alongside with several accreditations for specific customer-oriented processes, including ATP, press forming, CNC machining, painting, CMM and non-destructive testing.
In SUSTAINair, DTC will work on development of laminates with functional layers enhancing weldability (with or without ply-drops). Additionally, DTC will work on conduction welding process for structurally and economically interesting joining process. Moreover, DTC will collaborate on development of the process for the forming of products with recycled materials and integration of SHM sensors in TPC laminates.
Peter Boer, M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering has over 25 years of experience with TPC in various roles in the industry: with Sumitomo Heavy Industries, an equipment manufacturer, Bond-Laminates, a material manufacturer, Cato Composites and DTC, thermoplastic composite parts
suppliers. Head of New Technology at DTC since end of 2018.
David Manten, M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering, is the founder and managing director of DTC. He has over 25 years of experience with TPC in primarily Aerospace applications.
René van der Burg
Dennis van den Heuvel