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


HALT-HASS chamber for highly accelerated life testing and conditioning materials

This service allows perform conditioning tests, an accelerated aging of components and materials to define their operational and destructive limits, and generate stress damage

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CATEC has a HALT-HASS chamber for highly accelerated life testing, which allows reproducing, in a controlled and fast way, the conditions that a particular product may tackle over its useful life. Theses tests are especially important in aerospace and other sectors like energy and shipbuilding, as they are aimed at giving high levels of stress, making visible design flaws in structural components in short times.

Tests may submit a component or material to thermal cycles (temperature), mechanical (vibration) and/or humidity, and can be used to find the operating and destructive limits of components to enhance their development and performance. The system can also be applied especially to composite materials, in order to subject them to mechanical testing campaigns, and to study their degradation.

The main technical characteristics of the HALT-HASS chamber are:

-Volume maximum: 1,150 x 1,150 x 1,540 mm3
-Size of vibration table: 915 x 915 mm2
- Weight Maximum vibration table: 300 kg
-Range Temperature: -95 / +195º C
-Range humidity: 20% /l 95% in the range +30 / +85º C
-Speed heating / cooling: 60K/min.

For more information of this service, you can contact with Materials y Processes Area, by mail
HALT-HASS chamber for highly accelerated life testing and conditioning materials

February 16th 2016
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