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


Specific solutions and services to link the “Factory of the Future" to companies in the aerospace sector

Our Center offers a wide selection of lines or industrial application technologies to advance towards new aerospace manufacturing processes more intelligent and innovative

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CATEC is betting strongly on the development of services and solutions for the “Factory of the Future (FoF)” or “Industry 4.0” the new paradigm that has been raising with the need to apply more efficient, intelligent and innovative solutions to the challenges of manufacturing in the aerospace industry for the coming years.

To do this, CATEC is working very intensively on different lines with aerospace companies, especially in the Andalusian sector, and has already developed multiple solutions specific of industrial application for new aircraft production processes.

CATEC focus on development of 15 manufacturing technologies or services adapted to the aerospace sector requirements. It counts on the collaboration of important companies as Airbus Defence & Space, Aernnova, Airgrup, Alestis Aerospace, Tecnatom, CT Ingenieros or Applus, among others.

These lines are:
-Additive Manufacturing ALM / FDM (known as 3D printing)
-Flexible and more productive inspection systems
-Manufacture and in service monitoring
-Automation of aeronautical complex processes (drilling and milling, sealant application, aircraft painting)
-Collaborative robots
-Reconfigurable and flexible stands
-Laser projection for assembly
-Application of Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) to plant logistics
-RFID processes control connected to the ERP and WMS
-Indoor location systems in the factory
-Virtual and Augmented Reality applied to manufacturing and troubleshooting
-Process simulation
- Interactive Workbench
-Factory 100% Interconnected and Industrial Internet of Things

For more information about specific services and solutions related to the Factory of the Future, please contact our Center through CATEC also will present these technologies under the ADM Sevilla 2016 international meeting, to be held from 10 to 13 May in Seville, through its own stand located on the meeting.

April 29th 2016
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