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

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Cell multirobot to contribute to the implementation of improvements in production processes and production automation companies


CATEC offers this technology by using a team of four manipulator robots which work collaboratively, and by using other supplementary systems, which are on track to improve industrial productivity


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Our center provides companies from the aerospace sector and other industrial fields with the opportunity to install improvements and develop innovative solutions in the manufacturing process through the application of diverse technologies and teams. Among them, in the area of Automation and Robotics, a robot cell multipurpose, whose purpose is to help companies develop technological demonstrators and their set-up, so they can be subsequently implemented in the production processes of the companies.

To strengthen this field, the Centre has a multipurpose robotic cell consisting of four industrial manipulators with the capability of operating cooperatively, just like other equipment and artificial vision systems, with laser scanning and pneumatic abilities as well as personal safety automation and mobile platforms.

The combination of different automation technologies available increases the capabilities of the industrial robots, especially in regards to their ability to adapt to their large multidud of tasks, and provides them with more flexibility in the ways which they can complete their required operations.

To know more in detail the technology and ask for an offer, you can request a visit or contact with the area of Automation and Robotics, through its director, Carlos Perez.
Cell multirobot to contribute to the implementation of improvements in production processes and production automation companies


June 15th 2015
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