In good health

We reached the middle of the year and it’s time to take stock of the path of the Andalusian aerospace sector, just after the celebration a few weeks ago of the largest business event in the industry in our country, the Aerospace & Defense Meetings 2018. An event that once again made Seville the epicenter of national and international aerospace industry, attended by the main actors of the sector, both the large tractors as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer, as the main contractors and national and international Tier 1 , with, whom the attending companies could maintain business contacts and explore ways of collaboration or contracts for the future.

The numbers of this fourth edition of ADM Sevilla showed that it is a fully consolidated event, and that, in part, reflect the good health of the aerospace industry in Spain and Andalusia: more than 1,100 professionals from 350 companies from 28 countries attended the fair. In the country, more than 8,000 business meetings were held among the attendees, and some 70 companies and technological infrastructures were visited. In CATEC we witnessed this, contributing to strengthen the ties of technological development that our community has in some of the areas that are called to lead the future of the sector, such as advanced robotics or Industry 4.0.

Beyond these quantitative figures it also should be noted the announcement by the President of Andalusia, Susana Diaz, on the development and implementation in the short term of the new Strategic Plan for the aerospace sector. It will focus on aspects such as innovation, development, research, talent and the competitiveness and productivity of our industry. This new plan it will allow us to take a new leap and face the great challenges of the sector in a global context, that is always difficult and that can generate uncertainties.

After ADM Sevilla, the Andalusian industry is reinforced and sets course for new markets to continue promoting its internationalization, competitiveness and know-how in the sector. The next stop is the Farnborough fair, where I am convinced that our companies will continue advancing in that goal to position and reaffirm ourselves in the top positions of the global aerospace industry.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC

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Successful participation of CATEC in a new edition of the ADM Sevilla international meeting


Our Center and the company Zero 2 Infinity presented the first 3D printing space rocket engines, participated in different workshops and conferences and held a high number of B2B meetings


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CATEC successfully attended ADM Sevilla 2018, the largest business meeting of the aerospace sector in Spain and one of the events of reference in Europe, which was held once again in the capital of Andalusia . Our center developed different activities and presentations in which it presented its latest technology that is already being applied by the industry of the sector, at the same time that it held many B2B business meetings and interviews with companies and international and national entities.

Among the activities developed, it took place the official launching of the combustion chamber for Zero 2 Infinity’s Bloostar engine, made by FADA-CATEC through advanced manufacturing technology (3D printing).

This aerospace component was presented by the director of CATEC, Joaquin Rodriguez Grau; the head of the Materials and Processes Division, Fernando Lasagni; and the founder and CEO of the company Zero 2 Infinity, Jose Mariano Lopez-Urdiales. The Regional Minister of Employment, Business and Trade of the Government of Andalusia, Javier Carnero, was also participating in this important presentation, who highlighted the potential of this type of technologies because of their advantages, and the leadership of both entities in the aerospace sector.

The 3D printing of this engine is an international milestone, the result of the collaboration between CATEC and Zero 2 Infinity,and implies a key step in the development of a new generation of space rocket engines through more efficient technologies, since it entails a dramatic reduction in cost, environmental impact, production time, and mass.

The CATEC agenda at ADM Sevilla 2018 also included participation in several workshops and round tables, such as “High altitude pseudo-satellites: state- of-the-art, challenges and trends", in which the opportunities represented by this new type of satellites were analyzed, or a presentation of the European project AERIS, of which CATEC is a partner.





July 10th 2018
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