With steady pace to Le Bourget

We are practically in the half-way point of the year fulfilling with a firm step the strategic line that marks the course of our team, that is none other than to continue driving the R&D in the aerospace sector, for its real application in the industry, and to help our business to increase its technological competitiveness that is so important in a global market, like aviation is. In these months we have started new projects of national and international state-of-the-art, we have worked with companies to move forward in the improvement of its technological innovation, we have participated in conferences and meetings with companies and organizations in the sector and we have even supported administrations to help diagnose and define strategic plans for the development of the aerospace industry and the economy for the next few years.

With this good work, and backed by our trajectory in the last decade, FADA-CATEC is attended Paris Air Show Le Bourget, the largest aerospace world meeting in which big companies, contractors and agents involved in the development of new technologies in this field meet together in just a few days. And we have participated in the Andalusian official delegation that travelled to the neighbouring country in order to bring value to the evolution and growth of our industry, but also to project the great potential for the future.

As we have been doing in recent years, we went to Le Bourget with the aim of presenting our latest technologies, services and advances in R&D for the sector, to strengthen our ties with the companies and assisting organizations (partners or potentials), as well as to detect and analyze opportunities for technological collaboration that they can capture in new projects for our team, but also involving the participation of Andalusian and Spanish companies.

The work and cooperation between research institutes and companies continues to be fundamental in order to contribute greater added value to our products and services, and that is why we must not neglect to take advantage of this type of events in order to reinforce our position as a point of reference in the international aerospace outlook, and, above all, continue to be the driving force.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Manager of CATEC

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CATEC shows its capabilities and expertise in additive manufacturing to the main entities and companies in the defence sector


Our team participated in the “Impact of the Additive Manufacturing in Defence” workshop, organized by the Spanish Ministry and in which statements were made by other organizations such as the INTA, Airbus, Navantia, ITP, Mizar, Atos and Renishaw


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CATEC has presented its technological capabilities and experience in additive manufacturing (3D printing) to the main companies and entities of the defence sector in Spain in order to show some of the advantages and applications that this technology can have for its use in this area. This presentation took place in the “Technology Day: Impact of the additive manufacturing in defence,” held at the Higher Technical School of Engineering and Industrial Design of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and organized by the Ministry of Defence.

Our team participated with a presentation describing our experience in the aerospace sector and its direct application in structural solutions for defence. In this regard, some applications were analyzed from the point of view of their manufacturing and inspections, highlighting our long trajectory in the space industry in collaboration with companies such as Airbus in the development of components for space launchers (Ariane 5 and Vega), satellites (HIPPARCOS, SEOSAT and other telecommunications satellites), and of the aeronautical sector with components for the A400M aircraft, C295 and A320neo of Airbus.

The event was structured in several blocks on which representatives of various technological teams, universities, companies and the Ministry of Defence itself presented the latest developments in the field of additive manufacturing. Amongst them participated the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), the Higher Technical School of Engineering and Industrial Design of the UPM, and companies such as Airbus Defence & Space; Navantia, ITP, Mizar, Atos and Renishaw.


June 14th 2017
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