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

Successful completion of the FEDER Innterconecta CEMTAURO project


Led by Aernnova Andalucía, it has been carried out in order to develop multiprocessing cells for aerospace robotic operations in manufacturing, assembly and inspection.


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Successful completion of the FEDER Innterconecta CEMTAURO project
This ambitious project, which was approved in the call for applications in 2015, comes to an end after almost three years of work, and after reaching the objectives set initially. CEMTAURO has the participation of Aernnova Andalucia, as leader of the consortium, in addition to Sofitec and Airgrup, companies with a significant presence in the aeronautical sector, both regionally and nationally. FADA-CATEC, who has participated as a research organization, has worked closely with the consortium companies in the implementation of activities developed in the project.

The main activities of CEMTAURO have been: flexible manufacturing cells for drilling and aeronautical sealing operations; Automation of cutting and welding processes in aeronautical conduits for the transport of fluids; and finally, assistance to the operator in the assurance of aeronautical processes.

We have reached remarkable results following the development and validation of the technologies used in the project, mainly related to automation of processes in the aeronautical sector.

The Feder Innterconecta CEMTAURO Project has been funded by the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) and supported by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

Successful completion of the FEDER Innterconecta CEMTAURO project


July 10th 2018
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