Good forecasts

For the year ended 2018 we are proud of having developed a good job and having achieved new milestones for the Andalusian aerospace and technology sector, but more importantly, it starts a new one, 2019, with the feeling that we have a very promising future ahead. Not only for our center, but for all those who participate in the aeronautical industry and the innovation environment and technological development linked to this sector, which boosts the economy in our community.

In our specific case, new horizons are opened with the participation in new European projects such as SAFEDRONE, DOMUS, RIB-AM or RIMA, all of them linked with the development and application of new technologies of unmanned systems (drones) for their integration in airspace or implementation of new advanced manufacturing systems (such as 3D printing) for the aerospace industry. Also with the organization of important events like the hosting of the II International Tournament on Emergency Service Robots of the European Robots League (ERL), which will take place in our facilities in Seville next February.

We must highlight another unprecedented milestone in Andalusia, such as the Presidency of Seville of the Community of Ariane cities for 2019, an event in which FADA-CATEC collaborates and which will mean that the city of Seville becomes the ideal showcase to demonstrate the potential of our sector and the focus of attracting investment and business opportunities to boost our companies and technology activities in the field of space, through the environment offered by the so-called New Space. This event will have a program full of activities that will also serve for the scientific dissemination of what the Space sector represents and the applications that the whole society enjoys today thanks to the development in this field.

We have, therefore, an exciting year ahead, full of good forecasts and new challenges and illusions for both the Andalusian and Spanish aerospace sector. Let us take advantage of this to continue working among all of us - industry, administrations, technological agents and social agents - to keep on growing and positioning it as one of the most relevant in the European and international environment.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC


CATEC hosts the launch meeting of the European RIB-AM project

Our Center is the coordinator of this initiative, led by Airbus Defence & Space and which seeks to develop a new concept of advanced manufacturing technology for composite materials

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CATEC coordinates a new European project called RIB-AM that aims to develop a new innovative and cutting-edge concept based on the most advanced manufacturing technologies in composite materials. The initiative had its launch meeting on November 20 in our Center, where the partners and participating entities met.

The project is a response of the Clean Sky 2 initiative, in this case led by Airbus Defence & Space, and with a consortium in which TWI (United Kingdom), the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) of the University of Paderborn (Germany) and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center of the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) also participate.

Alistair Murray (AMRC), Sergio Gonzalez, Rosario Fernandez (CATEC), Elmar Moritzer (DMRC), Luka Hans (TWI), Christian Schumacher (DMRC), Muhammad Shaheer (TWI) and Fernando Lasagni (CATEC), Ruben Buelga (Airbus), Julian Wächter (DMRC), Mike Troughton (TWI) and Ruben Tejerina (Airbus) attended the launch meeting.

February 1st 2019
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