Growing abroad

There is no doubt that CATEC has become one of the most advanced technological centres in Spain and a reference in R&D in Europe, especially in areas such as drones and unmanned systems, robotics and industry 4.0, additive manufacturing (3D printing) or non-destructive inspection, which are already marking the present and future of the aerospace industry and other important productive sectors. And not because we say it, but the results that we have achieved throughout our 11 years of history and professional trajectory talk by themselves.

We announced some days ago a new milestone in the history of FADA-CATEC, and especially in our internationalization and growth process towards foreign markets. This is no other than the first project in the field of technological developments in 3D printing outside the European continent, thanks to the collaboration with the company INVAP Argentina, which means our leap crossing the ocean to Latin America, precisely in an area of great value such as components and parts manufacturing for satellites and launchers for the space sector.

In a year in which precisely the city of Seville is assuming and leading the presidency of the Community of Ariane Cities (CVA), and Andalusia is boosting its growth in the aeronautical sector reached in the last decade, we are convinced that this new CATEC project will contribute to show the high technological and industrial capacity that our industry has and to continue encouraging our companies to keep on on this good path, betting on R&D and high added value activities.

The latest figures for the year 2017 are again clear and consolidate Andalusia as a region that has not stopped growing in turnover, employment and exports in the aerospace sector, and that already faces the future with new challenges and illusions. The new strategic plan of the sector must be a key element in all this, and the base for the Andalusian aerospace sector to continue growing abroad, with the support of all the agents involved and with the R&D and the promotion of innovation as main allies. Only this way will strengthen our position as a of the fastest growing industries in the European and international level, and with better prospects for the coming years.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC

Technology

CATEC will develop new products for the aerospace sector through the PHASE project


Collaborates with the company CiTD in the creation of strategic components that can be integrated into space missions taking advantage of the possibilities of additive manufacturing


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CATEC will collaborate with the Spanish engineering company CiTD in the development of the FASE project, a new initiative aimed at the design, development and manufacture of new space components.

Concretely CiTD and CATEC will develop strategic components that can be integrated in the future in space missions taking advantage of 100% of the possibilities offered by additive manufacturing. The objective components will be part of launchers and satellites, as well as manufacturing and assembly tools.

The project began in early 2018 and is currently working on the design and manufacture of part of the new solutions. The project has been financed by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the State Research Agency.

In the photo, the FASE project team during the recent follow-up meeting held at the facilities of our Center.


The project has been funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the State Research Agency.

CATEC will develop new products for the aerospace sector through the PHASE project


October 30th 2018
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