Robotic vacuum cleaner

[INQ. NO. 1608E06] In 2005, Mamirobot the market of robotic vacuum cleaners. The company succeeded in developing the world’s first robotic vacuum cleaner with an automatic mop function in year 2007. The function of automatic mop strongly appealed to consumers, which allowed Mamirobot to quickly gain more than 40% of domestic market share in Korea.
Mamirobot developed new and innovative products from vacuum cleaner, while maintaining attractive pricing in the market. Developed in 2011, Pporo was designated as one of the ‘World Class Korean Products’ in 2013, which are selected products ranked among the top five in terms of global market share or products with high potential of advancing into the global market within 5 years.
Untitled-11.jpgPporo has a rotary brush for carpet cleaning with an auto mop function. With a more powerful suction system, Pporo K7 was announced as a handheld vacuum cleaner with an automated charging station. The Pporo K7 automatically returns to the docking station for selfrecharging when it completes a task or low on battery.
Designed for easier cleaning in narrow areas, such as edges and window frames, Pporo K7 provides the perfect cleaning solution for your home.
Mamirobot has exported its products to several countries including Singapore, and Hong Kong. In addition, the company established its branch offices in the U.S., Germany, China, Hong Kong, and Japan in order to provide equal quality of service to all consumers.
The company has rejected offers for OEM from several multinational corporations in preserving brand value and quality. With growing demand for robotic vacuum cleaners, the company expects sales volume of next year to exceed US$10 billion. Mamirobot will continue to innovate and develop new products, including vacuum cleaners for commercial use. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Portable skincare device

[INQ. NO. 1608E22] is a company committ ed to manufacturing a skincare product that interacts with smartphones. AMC aims at becoming an outstanding company capable of making global- level skincare products by developing the technology needed to measure six important factors (skin oil, moisture, pore, skin color, temperature, wrinkles) which is directly connected to beauty care.
Now, AMC makes a brand called Genie Skin, a portable skin care device that can check your current skin condition anywhere, anytime, easy and fast. Genie Skin can measure oil, moisture and temperature of skin with the temperature, oil and moisture sensor equipped in the device.

The att ractive product has 6-magnifi cation high-resolution camera and 2.0 megapixel camera, and thus users can always realize a clear skin photo for measurement of pores, wrinkles and skin tone. As the measurement is not just for one time, customers can improve and manage their skin condition regularly. Thus, the product is expected to certainly realize the accurate checking of the users’ skin condition, allowing them to feel an emotional benefit.
Now in the beginning of the 21st century, all AMC employees are doing their best to carry out innovation in the fi eld of production, R&D and marketing in the infi nite competition area. Skincare products which are able to interact with smartphones were developed to respond to the familiarization of smartphones. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Integrated and automated analytics platform

[INQ. NO. 1606E20] Amgine Securus Inc. has designed a technology solution titled “Threatsift” for enhanced investigation. technology makes it possible to profile correlations between intrusion groups and intrusion incidents as well as the intruders through an automated analysis framework utilizing diverse invasive resources such as malware, URL and phishing mail.
Few organizations really understand their cyber security incidents and are typically not well-prepared in terms of processes. In practice, it is often difficult for organizations to identify the incident they are facing until they have carried out an investigation.

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Threatsift enables integrated and automated analytics platforms based on extensive intrusion resources (Domain, IP, PE, PE32+, APK, EML, PCAP, PDF, FLASH, etc.). It provides the basis for linkage analysis and history management with regard to the results of automated analytics. It supports strategic responses to advanced, organized threats on the basis of extensive analyses of resource reputation.
IUntitled-3.jpgt enables unified responses to mass invasive resources through prompt analysis and collection of evidence. It can guide response contacts based on the results of linkage analysis into the characteristics of intruders and intrusions. Thus, the technology ensures enhanced competence in monitoring, analyzing, and counteracting invasive resources used by intrusion groups.
Amgine Securus Inc. has continued to establish cyber intelligence and investigation systems for major public institutions and governmental agencies in South Korea. In particular, Amgine has accumulated its core competencies through a great deal of experience in the development of innovative materialization for interrelationship of threat resources and has the ownership of pertinent solutions in the fields of cyber investigation, threat response, and digital forensics. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Advanced materials manufacturing system

Increasing demand for products with high efficiency and light weight promotes the development of products using advanced materials, though the existing processing system cannot catch up with it due to its limitation in applying it to mass production. For this reason, both development of material reflecting characteristics of products and process technology and development of a package production system for high-quality processing of advanced materials developed by it are indispensable. Now, let’s take a look at the trend of developing the advance material processing systems and the plan to develop core technology in the advanced materials manufacturing systems. In addition, we will explore details of core development in the advanced materials manufacturing systems – development of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, development of Jig center horizontal 5-Axis processing system, and development of the Sapphire processing system.


Summary of Advanced Material Process System

Changes in industrial environment

Advanced materials manufacturing system stands for a package production system converging equipment, process technology, and ICT in order to secure high quality and productivity after processing advanced material parts (carbon fiber reinforced plastic, titanium, and sapphire) whose characteristics of ultra-light weight and high strength present difficulties in machine processing There is an increasing need to develop an advanced materials manufacturing system owing to changes in the industrial environment. First, the industrial environment is in a transitional stage, those advanced countries are fortifying environmental regulations, while unstable international oil prices are pushing up demand for high-efficiency and lightweight products. Since 2014, Europe has started to conduct  EURO-6 to all the imported automobiles which specifies application of the same environmental regulations as to their domestic products. If applying the less than 130g/km of the exhaust gas regulation standard in EURO-6 to our export automobiles based on 2011 statistics, only 7 models of small cars out of the total of export automobiles (big models are impossible to export) can pass that regulation. It shows how much critical it is to develop a high efficient and light weight automobile. U.S.A also keeps heightening the standard of CAFÉ (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) and
determined in 2012 to push up the fuel economy standard on vehicles and light trucks to 54.5MPG, double in current average fuel economy by 2025.

Changes in products and materials

In order to respond to these changes (higher environmental regulation and fuel economy), global manufacturers are carrying out a survival strategy to make much lighter parts and products. A representative light weight material, carbon fiber reinforced plastic, is in drastically increasing demand from aircraft, automobile, and other fields, which is sensitive to energy efficiency due to its light weight but rigid and corrosion resistance, expanding its application to shipping building, high-speed railway, and new industry like recycling energy field. For example in the aerospace industry, the fuel economy of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was improved by 20% by replacing 50% of its airframe with carbon fiber and Airbus A380 adopted advanced material for 40% of its airframe for improved fuel economy. And in the automobile industry, advanced global auto-makers like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, and Audi are carrying out fuel economy through engine downsizing by applying CGI material to their engines for fuel economy improvement and light weight, while application of carbon fiber reinforced plastic is expanding to their interior and exterior parts (body, seat, and etc.).

Accordingly, material firms are increasing their investment in their large-scale production facilities together with the development of material production technology to catch up with the drastically increasing application of advanced materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic, titanium and so forth to lightweighted parts and products. For carbon fiber reinforced plastic, investment by material firms like Hyosung and Taekwang on production facilities for carbon fiber has begun in full swing since 2013, production of advanced materials is now available ─ 2,000 tons by Hyosung, 4,500 tons by Taekwang co., ltd., and 2,200 tons by Toray, especially, Hyosung has a plan to invest KRW1.2 trillion won for carbon fiber production at Jeonju by 2020. Developed production technology and expanded application, once applied to a few of particular industries (spaceship and military aircraft), resulted in increased production with lowered price, which would facilitate its application to various fields of industries including common product market that has difficulty in adopting it owing to expensive price. For carbon fiber reinforced plastic, the price of carbon fiber reinforced plastic has been dropped to US$50.00 per kg in 2014 from US$ 200.00 level in 1908s caused by increased global production of its raw material – carbon fiber to 140,545 tons in 2014 from 111,785 tons in 2012 (see figure 1), for titanium alloy, the range of applicable items has been widened more broadly by fallen price of material to US$35.00 per kg in 2011 from US$45.00 in 2009 thanks to developed technology in material production.

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Need for development

Even though usages of advanced materials are increasing in various industries such as in aerospace, automobile, and energy, existing technology has limitations in processing them. Accordingly, demand is getting higher for a new processing technology and a processing system optimized to process these advanced materials, which would be a new opportunity for domestic processing system industry. In the past when utilizing advanced materials had been limited only to rockets and aerospace industry, it was possible to meet small market demand by using high-priced specialized equipment, but expanding usage of the advanced materials to industries whose demand is large like automobiles and mobile phones requires new production systems for their mass production.

For this, the Machine Tool Manufacturing Association in Europe encourages its members for technology development upon recognizing the advanced material processing technology as a momentum for their future growth, expanding application of parts with advanced materials to new models of airplanes in those global aerospace companies like Boeing and Airbus boosts demand for processing systems that can provide high quality and high productivity. Oversea advanced machine tool manufacturers are entering the aerospace industry market by commercializing a new process applied processing system for the advanced material, and a multi axis specialized equipment, while carrying out a strategy to supply a package system like an equipment – process – operation solution not a unit processing equipment in order to comply with the manufacturing line in the aerospace parts industry.
Developed technology in material field has enabled localization of carbon fiber plastic, super strength steel sheet in domestic market and products made by big business groups with competitive edge have been introduced in the global market and expanding its shares, but due to lack of technology in the advanced materials manufacturing system based on the process technology considering characteristics of material and product, those advanced machine tool manufacturers overseas still take a big portion of its market share. From now on, under the situation expecting a great growth in the advanced material parts market, it is imperative to develop core technology in the advanced materials manufacturing system and its systemization technology.

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Trend in Development and marker Perspective of

Advanced materials manufacturing system

Products of carbon fiber reinforced plastic and its market perspective

Demand for carbon fiber reinforced plastic shows a rapid increase thanks to increased demand for higher efficient and light weight parts <Figure 3>.. For the aerospace industry – the biggest single market among them, the global market including both civilian aircraft and military aircraft amounted to US$D180.2

billion in 2010, and is expected to grow by 3.8% of annual average and to reach US$248.5billion  by 2020. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic is being used in most parts of fuselage for recently developed aircraft, which comprises 30 ~ 60% of the total weight of an aircraft <Figure 4>.

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Recently, the automobile industry also increased the use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic for light weighted body in order to obtain fuel economy high efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gas. BMW is leading this trend by applying carbon fiber reinforced plastic to their various parts like automobile frame and has applied carbon fiber reinforced plastic to their new electric car i3, i8, and is planning to us it for their common mass production cars like 7-series within 1 ~ 2 years <Figure 5>. For this, BMW has invested US$200 million to SGL – a carbon fiber reinforced plastic producer to expand its production capability of annual 3,000 tons of carbon fiber. Mercedes –Benz already applied carbon fiber reinforced plastic to their SL series since 2012 aiming at the 10 % lighter cars in their all models by concluding a contract with Toray, a Japanese carbon fiber producer, and is now carrying out their plan for light- weighted car by applying carbon fiber reinforced plastic to body panel and suspension parts of new model E-class by the end of 2015. In Korea, it has been applied to sunroof of KIA’s “All New Sorrento’ and to Hyundai Automobile’s next generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept Car ‘Intrado.’ In near future, application of advanced material like carbon fiber reinforced plastic is expected to expand to various parts of automobile <Figure 5>.

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Shipping and railway industries also show increasing trend of using carbon fiber reinforced plastic in order to improve for light weight and corrosion resistance characteristics by adopting carbon fiber to vessel frame and structures. Worth to note is that, a large carbon fiver vessel Stiletto has been developed with stealth function, which applies excellent electromagnetic Shielding effect of carbon fiber to a military vessel. Japanese railway industry has developed a 650 Kg class bogie lighter by 40% than existing one by saving 450Kg with carbon fiber reinforced plastic for their lightweight movement in line with simplified structure of steel material <Figure 8>.

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Advanced Metal Material  Products and its Market Perspectives

Advanced metal materials are being utilized in advanced industry fields such as munitions, aerospace, energy, and nuclear power field for its high functionality. Its application fields are rapidly expanding to automobile, aircraft, and high speed railway field caused by energy depletion and global environmental issues, and recently it started to get highlighted as a case for personal IT device.
Advanced metal material spreads out its application in high speed thanks to increasing demand and lowered price caused by increased production quantity, and its market is expected to grow rapidly; global market for major products is estimated at around US$95.6billion in 2020 with 10% of annual growth from US$437billion in2012. In automobile field, it widens its usage by showing high annual average growth rates like 12.7% of growth in CGI engine market and 11.8% in light weight metal composite market according to trends of fuel economy improvement and environment-friendly product. In aerospace field, its market would increase to US$17.46 billion for turbine and US$7.49 billion for titanium parts in 2020 comparing from US$3.33 billion and US$4.66 billion respectively. The energy related parts would show a sharp growth with annual 16.9% in average to US$915 million in 2020 from US$235 million in 2012 thanks to demand for power plant and new recycling energy (Import & Export Data by Korean Industry, U.S. Gardner’s statistics, 2012).

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Sapphire Products and Its Market Perspectives

Demand and interest are increasing on sapphire cover glass substitutable for existing cover glass due to high quality/high functionality of smart mobile device, developing Internet of Things (IoT), and expanding security issues in mobile device. Cover glass market shown a high speed growth together with expanded mobile device for past several years is expected to slow down its growth rate from the peak in 2014, which is considered to have been attributed to the matured and saturated market for of its major application devices and overheated supplying competition.

According to IHS Display Search, the cover glass market for display in 2014 showed 17% growth rate comparing with that in the last year, which is only a one half level attained at 37% between 2012 ~ 2013 . The growth rate is estimated to keep going down and fall drastically to the 3% level in 2018. Meantime, the cover glass market adopting sapphire is foreseen to expand, especially smartphones with higher specification and wearable device area would first adopt sapphire for their cover glass.

Expansion of using sapphire material would be subject to the cover glass market, smartphone makers are adopting sapphire to their camera lens and fingerprint recognition module. Sapphire cover glass with infrared transmissible, higher light transmission coefficient, and higher surface hardness than the reinforced glass is expected to be applied to the Internet of Things and security related mobile devices by utilizing it broadly for motion recognition and biometrics. If Sapphire cover glass overcomes its weak point, 10 times more expensive than existing reinforced glass for difficulty in processing and lower yield, it would be used widely as replacement material for reinforced glass. Furthermore, smartphone makers and manufacturers of both sapphire materials and its panels are reinforcing their strategic cooperative relationships to heighten its yield and to reduce production cost. Apple, the most actively involving into sapphire glass, seems to apply it their next smart phone and smart watch, obtaining offensively those related patents and organizing the related supply chain. HUAWEI, a Chinese smartphone maker is planning to adopt sapphire glass to their new premium smart phone to be released soon and is known to contact with sapphire glass manufacturers like Rubicon. Besides HUAWEI, Chinese maker VIVO and XIAOMI, Taiwan HTC are also considering to mount sapphire glass on their smartphone screens.

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Development and growth of sapphire cover glass market is expected to be a new driving force that leads growth of sapphire related industry having been dependent on light source for display and LED for common lightings. According to Yole Report in 2012, global LED market is estimated to grow gradually US$14.3 billion in 2014, US$17 billion by 2017 from US$10 billion level in 2010 as a common lighting market.

Emergence of sapphire glass for display cover in the sapphire material and its panel industry is considered as a new turning point to reorganize the existing industrial structure, and particularly, U.S. Apple plans to take an upper hand in this market by securing a production platform for sapphire glass through US$600 billion worth investment at the end of 2013 which would apply sapphire cover glass to their smart phones and smart watches. In future, the sapphire glass market just for Apple alone is estimated to be KRW 2 trillion (Yole, 2013) and if it includes the total smartphone market, it would be KRW 20 trillion.

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Trend in Development of Processing System and its
Market Perspective

Along with growth of the advanced material market, the processing equipment market to produce them also grows. The carbon fiber reinforced plastic market can be divided roughly into the aircraft fuselage manufacturing system market and the molding and cutting system market, and it is estimated to maintain annual 15% of growth to reach approximately US$ 63.5 billion in 2020.

Especially, the aircraft fuselage market shows more than 10 % growth annually while the carbon fiber reinforced plastic market marks 11% of growth rate on annual average. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic has lighter weight and higher strength than metal, however, shows severe delamination phenomena between stacked layers when processing, which results in big differences in requirements of processing equipment from that of metal processing equipment for structural strength and cutting power of machine tool. For these differences, machine tool manufacturers are releasing their products in a different field from common machine tool manufacturers are doing. Under the situation that the carbon fiber reinforced plastic market keeps growing and demand for new equipment is expanding as modification of existing processing systems mainly for metal to the system for advanced materials is required.
Global machine tool manufacturers already commercialized the specialized processing equipment in order to meet the requirements of higher value added manufacturing industry like aerospace and automobile or are fortifying their responding capability through steady technology development to meet the need of the industries whose demands are increasing rapidly. Germany MAG has developed the Turning Center and Milling System with ultra cold processing applied to advanced materials for the first in the world and now supplying their products exclusively Airbus, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, and America’s 5ME has developed a cryogenic cooling liquid nitrogen machining module by using the storage, supply, flow control system for cryogenic cooling and hollow spindles and hollow tools and is responding to the demanding industries together with MAG.
A Swedish firm, NOVATOR in cooperation with Boeing and Sandvik Coromant has developed an orbital type drilling equipment to process carbon fiber reinforced plastic and CFRP + Metal stack and applied it to aircraft mass production. Makino in Japan released the 5 axis horizontal machine T2 and T4 to process large CFRP structure for an aircraft.
This equipment adopted appropriate machine structure and additional devices to processing advanced materials, like attaching a process monitoring sensor to the spindle in order to attenuate vibration by an active control over the guide friction force through automatic change in the processing conditions if there is excessive amount of cut portion.

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DMG MORI, A partnership company between Japan and Germany, carried out trimming and drilling by using ultra sonic process with ultrasonic machining tool for processing advanced materials (metal materials and carbon fiber reinforced plastic). Belotti, an Italian company producing mainly a 5-axis machining center and water-jet cutting equipment, is now producing specialized equipment for processing CFRP parts of automobiles and auto-bicycles, and MULTIAX, Breton, an Italian CNC manufacturer, produced CNC machine for processing CFRP, FRP.
Besides of them, several machine tool makers (Kennametal Inc., Sandvik Coromant, LMT tools) are supplying special machining tools for processing CFRP and other composite materials. At the technological cooperation level, strategic cooperation systems between global companies expanding to reinforced responding capability to the demand of related industries and to maintain market control power. DMG (Germany) and MoriSeiki (Japan) are carrying out both technology development and marketing simultaneously after merging into DMG MORI to make a joint response to various system line up and global market, and eight companies in alliance with each other such as BLOHM, EWAG, JUNG of the KORBER SCHLEIFRING Group are supplying grinding systems. Also, equipment – system producers and parts module specialized makers are saving burdens of fundamental
technology development and securing credibility of their products by building up cooperative relationship with each other. An equipment producer like Mazak are cooperating with specialized CNC control companies such as Fanuc, Mitsubishi, and Siemens, while automation and operation solution (SW) suppliers are carrying out to build a business model that supplies a package system to the request of a demanding firm in cooperation with equipment-system producers. For example, operation solution suppliers like Rockwell Automation by combining their operation system to cutting processing technology of DMG MORI are supplying an optimized processing system of milling, drilling and grinding mainly Inconel, Waspalloy, Rene, Nimonic, Hastelloy among nickel alloys.

Development of a tool is important for high strength material processing, though various coatings such as TiN, Al2O3,TiAlN, TiN, TiC are being applied in order to overcome weak points in existing ultra light tool such as fast wearing out and lower processing speed. Recently, research and development are under way on coating tool with various new materials having higher antioxidation, higher temperature, higher hardness, and higher surface lubricity by using the coating method based on physical vapor deposition technology. For ceramic wire sewing machine, Japanese companies are almost monopolizing its markets and have developed various forms of wire sewing machines with production systems. Komatsu NTC in Japan commercialized the ingot tilting type wire sewing machine after having secured its stability, and is continuing their R&D in order to maximize credibility and utilization of their equipment like a sensor to detect disconnection of wires, and Jig to measure location of the processed objects and wires.
The lap grinding related equipment markets are almost monopolized by Stahli in Swiss and SpeedFam, NTC, Disco in Japan. Domestic equipment can not enter this market for lower credibility, which requires development of equipment and application of mass production.

In Switzerland, HCTShaping Systems, N. BUCHER AG, Well Diamond Wire Saws, MBWAFERTEC are the companies which manufacture and sell wire saws for ingot cutting.

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Plan to develop core technology of advanced
materials manufacturing system

Planning to develop technology based on credibility

The task of the advanced materials manufacturing system in not only to develop its equipment but also to support for securing credible data by developing credibility in equipment, processing technology, and its operation technology. A demanding company, when purchasing equipment, asks for assurance on credibility of technical function required at the site, compatibility with other equipment in production line, and process technology support besides of its specification. Therefore, in order to meet market
demand, following researches should be carried out together with equipment development; (1) equipment credibility improvement, (2) Process technology using equipment, (3) equipment operation technology, and (4) optimization of equipment. So, we are planning to provide demanding companies with objective credibility data by securing a specific period of time for additional improvement in credibility and optimization of developed equipment.

Task of existing R&D and Utilization of its relationship

Though the Analysis on National R&D Projects, we are planning to combine any of the necessary portions into the development of advanced materials manufacturing system technology. We are planning to develop core technology through intensive investment in inspection equipment, open type controller and operation S/W, which have high potential to be engaged with processing equipment field. For the processing equipment field, planning to develop specialized equipment optimized to processing advanced materials (carbon fiber reinforced plastic, titanium and sapphire) by utilizing core technology already secured through existing R&D.

Also, we are planning to secure product characteristics that are sought after by a client company. For development of specialized material in order to develop a processing process technology and for analysis on processing characteristics of the developed material, we need to secure characteristics of carbon fiber reinforced plastic for development of its equipment in connection with existing R&D project.

Plan to make an earlier commercialization of the achievements from development

We are planning to expand the high value added market by fortifying capability to meet requirements of demanding companies after securing a bridgehead for market expansion upon entering processing system market by using secured technology obtained at the early stage of the project through the bridge project (stepping stones bridge project) for earlier achievements and its commercialization from development.
We are planning to secure core technology by 2016 and to carry out earlier commercialization by entering the defense industry and domestic advanced material manufacturing industry market. We are panning to expand its market and to create new market with the step by step developments of processing system applicable the advanced
industry like automobile, aerospace and display industry by specializing and upgrading these technologies to the relevant market.

Activation of International cooperation

We need to promote international cooperation with researchers in overseas universities in order to obtain technologies in advanced countries, since these advanced technologies like the advanced material processing technology and system technology are prohibited to be exposed for protection from technology leakage. Especially, we are planning to appoint those international cooperation researchers as members of joint technology development as well as international liaison, and to utilize them as overseas strongholds and to increase efficiency of international cooperation by supporting business when domestic companies
enter the export market. Through these international cooperation researches, we provide consultant service on overseas activities to a project team and participating companies in association with appropriate authorities when they get involved with oversea exchanges. Especially, through positive utilization of prominent Korean researchers residing in overseas countries, we are planning to achieve maximization of research cooperation, to secure technology on the advanced materials manufacturing system in association with international community activities of the project team, and to support domestic companies’ entering global markets.

Core contents of the advanced materials manufacturing system development 

Development of the carbon fiber reinforced plastic processing system

▒ Concept
In order to improve productivity of carbon fiber reinforced plastic part production industry, develops a production system package including processing, control, and inspection required to build a mass-production line.
▶Develops processing, quality inspection technology applicable to processing composite material parts in various forms and source materials, which includes development and process optimization technology of specialized processing system for CFRP, CFRP + metal
composite material parts in aerospace, automobile industries.

▶In order to improve productivity of the carbon fiber reinforced plastic – the material with high hardness difficult to cut, develops a package system applicable to mass production which incorporates a real time monitoring, inspection and post-processing system, an open type controller capable to respond flexibly to various processing processes, and modular SW/HW.

▒ Necessity
Because of rapidly increasing demand for a part with an ultralightweight material – carbon fiber reinforced plastic is expected from aircraft and automobile industries in accordance with the trend in products of environment friendliness and high efficiency and the carbon fiber reinforced plastic processing system has to satisfy productivity and quality standards required for its mass production.
▶Carbon fiber reinforced plastic, a material to cut due to bonding of high strength carbon fiber and polymer matrix, whose physical properties are subject to change in material manufacturing process needs to develop a suitable processing equipment and a proper process at the same time to develop control and inspection system flexible to respond to various processes.
▶Some core technology needed for the carbon fiber reinforced plastic processing system like 5 Axis Machine and water-jet have been developed in Korea, but, a processing system that includes equipment, process technology, inspection, and control is needed to develop since a processing development optimized to the carbon fiber reinforced plastic is not yet done.

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▒ Scope of Development
It is necessary to develop a medium- to large complex processing system in a unit equipment capable for featured cutting, contoured process, and hole processing in order to improve high production efficiency in the carbon fiber reinforced plastic processing, while
needed to develop an open-type controller responding to flexible processing cell, process for quality inspection and post-processing system, free contoured feature parts precision processing in a package system.
▶Development of 5-axis water jet, drilling complex machine for processing a medium and large carbon fiber reinforced plastic parts and the process optimization.

▶Development of core equipment component technology such as high pressure water jet unit, high power drilling head, inlet device to recover dust and recycling chips of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and a flexible Jig system to secure 3D contoured parts.
▶Development of a processed quality inspection system and software considering characteristics of carbon fiber reinforced plastic.
▶Development of a post-processing system engaged with product quality control for improvement of part productivity.

▶Development of an open type controller capable for intelligent process control on carbon fiber reinforced plastic and metal composite materials.
▶Development of real time diagnose device for equipment and process considering characteristics of carbon fiber reinforced plastic that wears out its tools severely.
▶Development of flexible processing system for carbon fiber reinforced plastic precision processing in various sizes and shapes.

▶Development of an interpreting standard on material characteristics, a processing model and a processing process control technology.

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▒ Business Plan
Developing a processing system package (process, equipment, controller, QC system) for improved productivity of carbon fiber reinforced plastic and apply it to mass production line.
▶Development by step: Process technology in carbon fiber reinforced plastic processing system → Automobile parts processing system → high precision parts processing system → future advanced parts (electric car, aircraft) processing system
▶Demand for carbon fiber reinforced plastic is expected to get bigger rapidly in aerospace and automobile fields as well as to all over industries such as energy, electronics and sporting goods. To secure original and fundamental technology in product processing and to heighten its manufacturing technology through development of processing system are required.

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▒ Expected Effects
Securing fundamental technology of the world-best-level in the equipment and the process technology field of composite material molding and cutting for automobile and aircraft.
▶Overcome the limit of competitive edge in automobile, aerospace, and electric and electronic industries led by advanced countries which control core equipment for the future growth momentum industry.
▶Creating new market in the industrial field that uses carbon fiber reinforced plastic parts.
▶Accompanied growth of domestic molding industry through activation of the carbon fiber reinforced plastic parts processing technology and creation of new jobs in domestic transportation industry and device industry.

Development of the Jig Center class horizontal 5-axis processing system

▒ Concept
Developing of the Jig Center class horizontal 5-axis processing system (equipment, processing technology and operation solution) for difficult –to-cut complex contour parts in order to enter the global advanced parts market such as aerospace, power plant and off-shoe plant, and the next generation automobile and to improve competitive edge of the domestic processing industry.
▶Need to introduce the Jig Center class machining center capable for precision processing with higher yield regardless operator owing to the getting more complex features of a difficultto- cut new material part (engine case, blisk, etc.) whose usage keeps increasing in order to meet higher efficiency with lighter weight and extreme environment.
▶Jig Center has until now been developed by countries (Switzerland and Japan) that have the best precision related with cut-processing, and can be, in general, divided into a vertical Jig Borer) and a horizontal Jig Center.
▶DIXI in Switzerland, Yasda and Mitsui Seiki in Japan are supporting the advanced aerospace industry, development of deep sea resources by supplying specialized products with five-times accurate precision and two times stronger than common machines, and its application is spreading out gradually to common industries.

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▶Since object part to be processed normally operating under high temperature and high pressure environment requires heatresistance, high strength, high stiffness, high hardness, abrasion resistance, it is typically manufactured with metal material difficult to cut like titanium and super alloy (Inconnel).
▶Different approach is needed for Jig Center from that for existing machine tool prior to developing equipment such as structure designing, processing and assembly, calibration in order to meet those required precision and strength.
▶Especially, in terms with the structural strength and precision, those advanced companies are materializing 120N/㎛ of loop stiffness between head-table, 70N/㎛ level of dynamic stiffness in head bending mode, 15㎛ of 3 dimension spatial precision, and 1㎛ level of repeatability.

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▶Most of Jig Center class devices operate a thorough heat control measures on major heat sources in an equipment including structures by using a large cooling unit in order not to degrade precision resulted from distortion of structures caused by changes in ambient temperature, temperature gradient, and internal heat sources in a device.

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▶A spindle adopts a variable pre-load structure in order to realize heavy cutting at low speed and the low heat and high precision rotation simultaneously, and equipped with various sensors to measure spindle thermal error and vibration and respond to them.
▶In order to enter the rapidly increasing market for the advanced materials manufacturing system, not only equipment but also its processing process technology and automation solution are required, and these are the core equipment area for entering the high value added high-end equipment market.

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▒ Scope of Development
Developing of a Jig center class 5 axis horizontal spindle processing equipment and its automated operation system with less than 1㎛ in repeated precision and more than 100N/㎛ in stiffness for continuous processing a difficult–to-cut complex featured part for a prolonged time of period.

Development of C-B axe type Jig center class 5 axis machine
capable for processing ultra alloy, titanium material

▶Development of a high precision, high stiffness 5 axis (C-B-ZX- Y) horizontal machine structure with a table in 600mm size.
▶Development of directly driven rotating table for controlling variable pre-load spindle and fitting-up workpiece random position.
▶Development of a high precision, low vibration feed system with minimized drive moment through driving the center of mass.
▶Development of improving technology in precision like controlling technology on structure temperature, 5 axis 3 dimension machine error calibration
▶Development of a machine resource control-centered autonomous control type HMI like large capacity tool magazine.

Development of unmanned processing linear pallet system
running more than 24 hours and its operation software

▶Development of an autonomous production operation software based on complex determination on in and out data of an equipment.
▶Development of a linear pallet system with more than 8 pallets and M2M function integrated loader/unloader.

Development of technology in process monitoring and
controlling a difficult-to-cut material processing

▶Development of a process optimization technology in 5 axis processing a difficult-to-cut material like Inconnel and titanium.
▶Development of detecting and controlling technology on a processing process defect through monitoring cutting signal and cutting oil pressure.

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Development of a double sides sapphire glass processing
system with high productivity

▒ Concept
Developing of a processing system in a package required for mass production of sapphire glass for LED panel, Photovoltaic panel and smart device’s cover glass.
▶The market for sapphire glass, an advanced panel material for LED, smart phone and smart watch, is expected to grow KRW 5 trillion in 5 years. Need to secure fundamental technology in its manufacturing equipment and its process.

▶For a multi wire saw, almost monopolized by Japan and Switzerland, they are concentrating at raising the limit speed to exceed the maximum wire velocity 1200m/min or to overcome the obstacle in productivity improvement

▶The equal level of the wire saw has been developed domestically, but still needs to develop the fundamental technology in high speed wire saw in order to go beyond the global equipment technology and to develop equipment technology able to optimize shortened process and simultaneous double-sided processing by linking the double-sided processing machine development.
▶Obtaining competitiveness by reducing the number of processes to 60%, saving production cost by 30% and shortening production time by 40% through development of a fundamental technology for a complex process processing system and operation solution in order to obtain high efficiency and precision in ceramic material processing.
▶For activation of the sapphire glass market, innovative production equipment and process technology are needed, which can lower down current price per US$35 per sheet to US$ 25.
▶Technology to respond annual KRW220 billion of sapphire glass production equipment market through development of ultra speed wire saw capable to produce sapphire glass for high functionality smart electronic devices.

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▒ Scope
Developng of a wire saw for sapphire glass production for high functionality smart electronic devices and technology development of booth sides processing process and its linkage system for upgrading functionality of the ultra speed wire saw and for improving productivity.
▶(Equipment) Development of a ultra speed ( >1600m/min) wire saw equipment and a double sides simultaneous processing (double sides lap grinding) process equipment and reduction of production processes (from 16 processes to 14 processes) through process optimization.
▶(Process) Improvement of productivity by applying an ultra speed wire saw and a double sides simultaneous processing equipment (DLG-Double side Lap Grinding) and by optimizing production processes.
▶(Application System) Obtaining the high value added smart operation system technology by developing an ultra speed productivity equipment –process linked technology through technology development of continuous process in a wire saw and a double sides processing equipment.
▶World. Technology development in an equipment applicable to core fields of the future energy market such as photovoltaic panel, electric car, power plant, lighting panel both indoor and outdoor by obtaining technology on the highest productivity multi wire saw equipment and panel manufacturing process.

▒ Expected Effects
Securing market demand in and out of Korea by developing super-precision production equipment and obtaining fundamental technology in developing peripheral precision machining tools.

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▶Korea has a relatively lower localization ratio for a production equipment to her position as a major producer in the world having 25%of the global sapphire market producing 2.4 million sheets of panels(based on 2 inch), especially the super precision wire saws are totally relying on importation from Japan, Germany and Switzerland.
▶From now on, within 2~3 years, the replacement timing for domestic equipment would come and its market for equipment is estimated to KRW160billion. Development of high value added equipment is required to meet this demand.
▶Direct effect is expected on development of multi axis, multi functionality precision machining tools triggered by development of super precision processing equipment.

▶Being a core equipment for an ultra hard glass and advanced ceramic panel, the highest value added equipment in process equipment being used in production of total flat plate ceramic and glass production, and an item showing 10~15% growth rate in annual average, it has a big ripple effect to other businesses due to the difficulties in developing its core technology once development succeeds.
▶Presently, we are relying 100% on oversea equipment owing to super precision control technology and precision credibility issues. We have to secure domestic and oversea market by localizing its fundamental technology and obtaining them in preparation for growth of the sapphire manufacturing equipment market.

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Conclusion and Recommendations

The machine tool industry-the mother Machine for manufacturing industries- is the national key industry serving as a medium in industry eco-system of material-processing system-product.
Government and enterprises have achieved the result of the 5th in the world in terms of production by securing technologies in designing and production through positive investment on technology for the machine industry in the past, however it is the time when a new growth model is required for domestic machine tool industry that is in between with advanced countries’ market expansion with high functionality/high credibility equipment and Chinese market expansion strategy with price competitiveness.
When there is an increasing demand for advanced material products all over the world, we should take an upper hand in the advanced material high valued added production system field through the ‘First Mover’ strategy not through the existing ‘Fast Follower.’ In order to do this, we should precede such a development by predicting a future market for a high value added product, also, need a new business strategy to provide a processing system (HW + SW + Process technology) not a unit equipment. For this, support for earlier commercialization of any developed equipment and fundamental technology for the First Mover are required. In order to commercialize the developed equipment, securing credibility of the equipment is indispensable and a strategy to obtain authentication of the equipment and to establish the standard of its development technology should be carried out.
Also, it is prerequisite to foster specialized manpower at the developed equipment and the
related technology for steady development. In order to achieve this, a job creating strategy is required by expanding its market through carrying out projects comprised with industry, academy and research field and by exchanging manpower through a community related with the advanced material product.

At present, oversea equipment manufacturers take a control over the middle of its industrial eco-system due to lack of technology in production system that supports it, even though domestic material firms and product producers have a sufficient technology. In order to meet rapidly increasing demand for the advanced material parts, it should be urgently settled that an equipment industry structure is able to provide manufacturers in and out of Korea with custom tailored solution by developing production equipment in advance for a firm to run into a mass production. In order to foster manufacturing business capable to produce a high value added advanced material parts with competitiveness, prerequisite is to develop an advanced materials manufacturing system. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods

Virtual training system

Unfortunately, we are often faced with tragic incidents such as large vessel incidents or fires, and it is determined that most of them are attributed to human faults. In other words, if training was properly provided, we could have avoided such terrible incidents, or at least could have reduced damage significantly. For the large device industry such as a plant or a nuclear power plant, if newcomers do not receive enough training on business practices or how to cope with an emergency because of cost or time spending, it could lead to a big tragedy at any time. In the defense area, flight training for fighter pilots is essential, although it is very dangerous and highly expensive. The best alternative to such highly expensive and risky field training is a virtual training system. This system uses computer simulation to realize virtual environments similar to the fields of defense, manufacturing, medical service and disaster, which help users be immersed in it as if it is real. So, the system can provide inexpensive and effective education and training, safer than the real thing.

Untitled-1.jpgCurrently, the biggest market for the virtual training system in the world is the defense area, and the system is penetrating other markets, including the industrial area such as job training, the public area such as disaster management and medical service, and the popular area such as health, sport and entertainment. In particular, the core components of the virtual training system have been dramatically priced down, including image generator, HMD, and motion sensing, which are forming a condition to make the related industries be popular. As our country owns competitiveness in the IT area, which is crucial to the virtual training system, as well as experience and knowledge accumulated while engaging in various manufacture industries, we have full potential to lead the world market if we foster the virtual training industry systematically. To advance into the emerging markets, there is an urgent need to form an industrial ecosystem for virtual training systems, including conducting R&Ds to create a technological foundation, legal system reorganization, building infrastructure and manpower training. In this context, we are going to look into the trends of the virtual training industry, the current condition of both domestic and overseas markets and development, implications to and challenging issues of the domestic industrial ecosystem, the direction of promoting R&Ds, and expected effects, in this month’s issue.

Shift in the trends of the virtual training industry

Increasing demand for highly expensive & high-risk industrial training

There is increasing demand for the virtual training system that substitutes for real field training, which is highly expensive and high risk, from the defense area, or the representative one of virtual training industry, as well as plant, aircraft, heavy chemical, and nuclear power industries, and public areas such as disaster management and surgical operation. In particular, when exporting products and technologies relevant to the above areas, virtual training systems are demanded, too.

Expanding remote collaboration

In the defense and disaster response areas, it is necessary for many participants in remote regions to simultaneously share a virtual environment to conduct collaborative training, mentor/mentee training, training that links virtual training with live training. New York City has an online collaboration training system; that is, while conducting a disaster training, related institutions, including field commander, firefighters, rescue/first aid crews and police officers simultaneously conduct fire extinguishment, human rescue and evacuation drills through remote collaboration.

Huge investment in immersive virtual reality technologies

Recently, there is a rapid change in virtual reality technologies from the existing graphic virtual reality that focuses on images, to immersive virtual reality technology development. In response to this new shift in the virtual reality industry, international competition is getting intense to occupy a gateway for market creation. Early in the last year, Facebook took over Oculus VR with 2.3 billion dollars to enter the market, with large companies such as Intel, Google and Apple making huge investments in virtual reality technology, which has been led by MS and Sony.

Creating a foundation to popularize virtual training systems

Untitled-2.jpgAs new virtual reality technologies advance, immersive devices for virtual training system have been dramatically priced down and the conditions for popularizing the industry are being formed. For example, the price of the existing high quality HMD was over US$5 million, and the Oculus HMD, released in recent days, is being sold at about US$300. Omni directional treadmill costs more than US$0.1 million, but the Omni Treadmill is expected to be available at US$500. As the current virtual reality gamers for home use and mobile-based mobile VRs are evolved to immersive type, it is expected that demand for virtual training system for individual/home uses will increase.

Trend of both domestic and overseas markets,

and development

Trends of overseas market and development

The global market of the virtual training industry has grown by 10.5% on average annually since 2003, and it is expected that it will reach about US$16.19 billion in 2016. The world market has already entered a growth stage and mostly, simulators dedicated to specific usage rather than systems for general use are popular, however, it is diversified to various industries compared to the domestic market.

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As the defense, manufacturing and disaster industries keep demanding the system, the markets are massive, and an emerging market of popular industry, such as medical services and sport, is being formed. The defense training market is large, and as it has entered a stabilized stage, the growth rate is getting slower, while the manufacture training market is maintaining steady growth rate. Disaster response training has increasing demand for skyscrapers, large cruise ships and nuclear power plants, so it has the biggest market and the highest growth rate. For medical services and health care, the market is not relatively big now, while the growth rate is far higher than other industries and we can say that the market has bright prospects.2016-03-09 17;45;16.PNG


The current condition of the domestic market and development

The domestic market for virtual training systems has been growing by 11.1% on average annually since 2011, and it is expected that it will expand to about KRW 9 trillion by 2018. Although the market focused on simulators for defense use in the past, recently, the training system is vigorously accompanying the exports from the defense, nuclear power, marine plant, vessel ship and automobile  areas. For example, the export performance includes: T-50 training system (exported to Iraq and Indonesia, worth KRW 74 billion), KT-1 training system (exported to Peru, worth of KRW 3.1 billion), train training system (exported to Ukraine, India and Hong Kong, worth KRW 10 billion), automobile training system (exported to eighteen countries, including Germany, annually worth KRW 2~3 billion), and nuclear power plant training systems (exported to UAE, worth KRW 23 billion).

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The markets are being formed primarily in the defense training sector, along with the manufacture and the transportation operation sectors. Recently, the immersive and interactive entertainment such as health and sport, which is a popular B2C market, is rapidly emerging as a new market.

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Issues and implications

High degree of dependence on overseas companies for core technologies

Currently, most domestic companies that engage in the virtual training industry develop virtual training systems by integrating expensive foreign H/Ws (projector, graphic H/W, HMD, and actuator for motion platform) based on platforms developed in overseas countries. Due to this, system development costs increase, leading to reduced profit and technological dependency, which hinders company growth. For example, for high performance fighter plane simulators, image generators comprise more than 50% of development costs, and this gives difficulty to the company to compete with other companies with their own technologies in the world stage. Currently, many overseas virtual training system companies, such as MSC, VT MAK and ADMS, have and commercialized their own development platforms, often giving restrictions to our participation in the competition in the global market or weakening our competitiveness in terms of price. Meanwhile, as domestic virtual training development platform S/W and H/ W element technologies are sporadically developed, technology accumulation is not consistently carried out, deepening overseas dependence. Therefore, it is required to domestically produce core element technologies, which greatly depend on overseas companies, and to reuse the outcome of best R&Ds that have been already conducted.

Barriers to conducting independent development and penetrating the virtual training market by SMEs

As developing high performance virtual training system needs various high technology and high cost, it is highly risky for an SME to independently develop it. Thus, most SMEs are making use of foreign development platforms rather than utilizing their own technologies. To support these SMEs, there is an urgent need to develop domestic development platforms for low price and high performance.

In addition, development of high performance simulator for military use, which has more than 60% of domestic market share, is occupied mainly by large companies capable of developing live models. Thus, SMEs are not easy to lead the sector. For example, as KAI develops itself aircrafts such as K-1, T-50 and Surion, it can develop a training system making use of unique information of a live model, such as specification and aviation kinetics. But an SME has difficulty in obtaining such information.


Therefore, most SMEs engaging in the virtual training industry need to turn to the popular market having higher market potential rather than the high performance training market such as defense and nuclear plant, which has a higher barrier in the market penetration. In particular, as mentioned above, some immersive devices of the virtual training system have been dramatically priced down due to advances in the new virtual reality technologies, which helped the VR industry become popular, and as immersive systems are being introduced to the B2C market such as entertainment, health and sport, which has a great market potential, it is necessary for SMEs to develop new popular markets.

Required to increase the use of virtual training in order to vitalize the market

The EU and other advanced countries are expanding the use of the virtual training by giving certificates through conducting surgery simulations and mandatory education for vehicles. For Korea, virtual simulators are rarely used in such education and certificate tests. In addition, it is required to foster related industries by making safety/disaster response drills mandatory. In Korea, safety/disaster response drills are being carried out in two Seoul Civil Safety Experience Centers and the Daegu Civil Safety Theme Park, but it is too short for the demand of the national level. So, to vitalize the market of the virtual training industry, it is essential and urgent that the government provides institutional support. If introducing virtual simulation becomes mandatory in various job trainings and national practical examinations, which will contribute to doing evaluations objectively, at the same time, reducing costs, it is expected that related industries will be able to grow a lot.

Support to grow globally competitive SMEs

It is necessary to enhance national support and lower barriers in the qualification conditions in order to foster the best SMEs of Korea to grow to become globally competitive SMEs. As the standard of the ‘World Class 300 project’, which aims at fostering professional SMEs of the global level, it is currently very difficult for SMEs engaging in virtual training industry to get the support. The criteria of candidate selection are restricted to more than KRW 40 billion of sales amount based on the previous year’s financial statements after the closing entries as of 2014, and the ratio of the recent three years’ (from 2010 to 2012) sales amount to R&D investment being 2% or higher, or the increase rate (CAGR*) of averaged annual sales amount during the recent five years (from 2008 to 2012) being 15% or higher. Moreover, due to lack of domestic manpower with global competitiveness, which is required for SMEs to enter the world market, and local experts, it is not so easy for them to enter the global market. Therefore, it is also required to provide institutional support to foster globally competitive manpower.

Ways to advance the development of virtual training system

Technology development strategies

Strategies for securing core technologies, for which we highly depend on overseas companies, include: ① With respect to technologies for which we lag far behind overseas companies, or technologies that have been popularized, we will keep using the foreign technologies; ② With respect to technologies which domestic companies possess partially, we will advance them by conducting additional R&Ds;  ③ With respect to technologies of basic research level, we will push ahead commercialization technology development to create domestic technological capability; and ④ We will link and utilize technologies that are promoted by other departments as projects. To do these, we are going to secure core element technologies through two stages.

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Strategies for building a Korean development platform of high quality and affordable price by packaging the secured element technologies include: ① Designing a development platform capable of having each element technology be mutually linked, and easily upgrading technologies;  ② Developing middleware, i.e. interface, where core element technologies, such as secured S/Ws, H/Ws and lessons-learned, can be loaded and used;  ③ Providing a market place feature for transactions, such as technology, contents and lessons-learned, within the platform; and ④ With respect to operation of the developed platform, the business group shall take the lead in the management during the development stage, followed by promoting transfer to a civil company. To do these, we will undertake works on the development platform and market place in two stages.

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Market strategies

① We will develop a virtual health training system, which has relatively lower barriers in the market penetration and is popular, in order to dominate the B2C market;  ② we will adjust to the specialized virtual training system market which is experiencing continuous expansion, including transportation driving and medical surgery trainings, by accumulating technologies; and ③ finally, we will develop a high quality training system market, including marine plant and unmanned aircraft.

<Photo 1> Virtual training in the fields of health, sport, driving, surgery, unmanned aircraft, and marine plant.

Firstly, we will develop immersive health/sports systems providing people with both fun and exercise effects, in order to dominate the related new industry markets. For example, there are emerging virtual health and sport markets, including the ExerGame Lab (treadmill, bike, cross stepper and ski) in the USA, Panasonic’s JOBA Fitness (horseback riding) in Japan, and visual sports, including golf and soccer, in Canada. In Korea, playing the indoor virtual golf developed by GOLFZON is very popular. Moreover, the market size of virtual health systems is expected to reach up to some 5 trillion KRW (as of 2021, according to Treadmill world). We will challenge the specialized virtual training system market both domestically and globally through technology accumulation. We will also expand the market to transportation driving training of high quality, surgery training, marine plant and unmanned aircraft operation training system, by raising the level of virtual training platform technologies. Especially, for the unmanned aircraft and marine plant areas, we will push ahead with the development of the training system by linking it with related industrial engine projects, and when exporting these products, it is expected that we will enter the global market by exporting training systems as well.

Strategies for building industrial ecosystem

To build an industrial ecosystem, we will ① develop  human resources; ② build an infrastructure; and ③ prepare and adjust legal systems necessary for advancing the virtual training industry. Firstly, as per developing human resources, we will make use of and advance development of the existing ‘Capability strengthening project for industrial experts’ to develop hands-on manpower in the industrial technologies that are relevant to the virtual training industry, including selecting and assisting civil training institutes aiming at training workforce to perform virtual training contents development, system maintenance, virtual training education and assessment, making use of and pushing ahead the existing ‘Human resource development project for industry mixing characterization’ to grow experts with planning ability and global competitiveness (developing mixing-typed human resource having technological understanding of virtual training system, future market forecast and management mind), and selecting and assisting an industrial mixing characterization college.

With regard to building an infrastructure, we will make use of the technologies and equipment owned by SMEs in the virtual training system area, will operate and expand the smart learning industry support center that is established to provide test beds for the existing virtual training development platform, and will expand and reform the support and organization of the current e-Training industry to support virtua virtual training SMEs and vitalize the related industries.
Finally, to prepare and adjust legal systems to develop the virtual training industry, we will devise an initial plan for a ‘Virtual training industry promotion law’ to vitalize the virtual training industry, through the civil ‘Virtual Training System Industry Forum’ (established in 2014). With this, we will carry out risk forecasting training or highway driving education utilizing driving simulators in the road driving education, will introduce simulators in the nationally recognized certification tests, will have the virtual training system standardized, and we will assist with certification systems.

Expected benefits

Strengthening of the virtual training industry and creating a new market are expected by domestically developing core element technologies of the virtual training system and by developing a multi-purpose virtual training platform. For the domestic market, we expect that the potential market size of the virtual training systems and services in the defense, education, manufacturing and medical industries will reach US$16.53 billion by 2023. With respect to domestic gross sales (%), we aim at attaining US$1.56 billion in 2013, US$5.7 billion in 2018 and US$18.2 billion in 2023. (Source: Frost & Sullivan, 2013).

For the global market, it is estimated that the size of the global potential market will reach US$251.43 billion by 2023, with domestic companies’ market share in the global market reaching 6.57% by 2023. (Source: Frost & Sullivan, 2013).
Moreover, it is possible to create 120,000 new jobs in the virtual training area by 2023. The employment to be created in the manufacturing industry will grow by 35% on average by 2025, and about 35% by 2025 in the education industry, with the disaster and medical sectors, which are public ones, being expected to grow rapidly after 2020. (Source: Frost & Sullivan research reports on e-Learning, 2012).
Lastly, it is expected that 20 global leading companies will be fostered in the virtual training system, and that we will be able to attain sales amount of US$10 billion globally competitive SMEs through element technologies and service industries such as high-quality image systems, sensory motion platform, and simulation technologies, will be made and expanding the industry into individual entertainment, popular education, health and arcade game markets, going beyond the virtual training industry, will be realized, which we expect will drive our exports to overseas countries.


Virtual training systems have huge potential as they can be applied to various areas, including defense, manufacturing, medical services, disaster response, transportation and entertainment. However, the domestic virtual training industry is still highly dependent on overseas companies with respect to development platforms and core technologies – mainly for the high-quality defense area, which hinders technology accumulation and weakens the companies’ international competitiveness. Due to the recent investment and advances in virtual reality technology, prices of the expensive existing equipment are falling dramatically. In this context, if we can link the excellent domestic power in the ICT and the manufacturing industries, with the virtual training system, it will provide a good opportunity to dominate emerging markets. At this time, it is very encouraging that the government is putting its efforts into vitalizing the entire industry ecosystem, including technological support, institutional support and manpower development, for companies engaging in the virtual training industry. From now on, it is necessary for the government to consistently nurture the virtual training system to a next-generation growth engine, and the related companies will also have to innovate themselves to prepare themselves for the future industries. | Blog Magazine of korean electronics, brands and Goods