Aluminum, whose production amount increased by 3.6% in 2016 and reached 59 million tons worldwide, is preferred in many industrial applications because it is a light metal. Turkey is trying to 300,000 people, more than 18,000 manufacturers and sub-contractor operates the aluminum sector, US $ 4 billion in revenue and 20 billion US dollars investment geliyor.türkiye among the most important sectors of manufacturing with potential 11 Development Plan located in In order to reach the aluminum export target, a comprehensive strategy for the digitization of the industry must be implemented.
Aluminum Test, Education and Research Center (ALUTEAM), whose first steps were taken in 2009, providing a common test infrastructure and qualified human resources to its members in addition to education and research supports, meets the sectoral needs of SMEs in an integrated manner with the European Union production ecosystem. However addressing the problems of mutual universities and industry for the digital transformation of the aluminum industry in Turkey and aluteam needed to be developed.
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University is establishing the "Joint Research Center for Digital Transformation of the Aluminum Industry" in order to strengthen the high quality production capacities of SMEs operating in Istanbul and its surroundings, aluminum and complementary sectors, by increasing the functionality of ALUTEAM.
12 new equipment for qualified tests to increase the functionality of ALUTEAM; 2 additive manufacturing systems will be provided for rapid prototyping and product development services. In addition, an infrastructure will be created for the design and analysis needs of SMEs. Production of 20 prototypes for SMEs within the center; 300 target testing and analysis activities; 10 fieldwork for energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gases; 30 training activities that increase corporate identity and R&D awareness will be carried out.
ALUTEA it will also establish links with leading institutions to create a market between the European Union and Turkey; will organize seminars; It will determine the target product and market and prepare reports. In order to increase the competitiveness of entrepreneurs in the aluminum sector, SMEs that can produce quality products will be strengthened; Support will be given to the development of 20 high value-added products at low cost.
Initiation of 3 research partnerships that develop innovative products within the scope of ALUTEAM; Prototyping of 16 innovative products; It is aimed to apply for 8 national and 2 international patents. Creating 6 innovative businesses as a result of support services; 10 research jobs created; 3 products are expected to be successfully commercialized.
The center to provide high quality and efficient production system of SMEs technology and information transfer for the development of the aluminum industry to contribute to the socio-economic development ederektürkiye led to digital conversion.
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