CITD AND FADA-CATEC DEVELOP “FASE”
CITD AND FADA-CATEC DEVELOP “FASE” PROJECT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PRODUCTS WITHIN THE AEROSPACE SECTOR
- The objective is to develop highly optimized components solutions that allow anticipating the future of additive manufacturing technology in the space sector.
- The project RTC-2017-6556-4 will be carried out within the framework of the 2017 “Retos-Colaboración” program of the Spanish R&D Program, focused towards the Challenges of the Society and funded by MINECO.
Seville, September 18, 2018.- The Spanish engineering company CITD will collaborate with the Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies (FADA-CATEC) in the development of “FASE” project; targeting design, development and manufacture of new space components.
In particular, CITD and FADA-CATEC will develop strategic components to be integrated in future space missions taking advantage of all possibilities offered by additive manufacturing. The goals will be components of launchers and satellites, as well as manufacturing and assembly tools. The project started in January 2018 and we are currently working on the design and manufacture of these new solutions.
Picture: Follow-up meeting at FADA-CATEC facilities in Seville.
CITD Engineering & Technologies, S.L. is a Spanish company born in June 2015 backed by the consolidated production unit of the former ITD Company, leader in the Aerospace and Defense industry, acquiring its experience and know-how.
CITD offers engineering design and analysis solutions for systems and structural components of the aerospace sector, and its subsequent diversification into sectors such as energy, industry or infrastructure. The strongly contribution of a staff of about 60 engineers and specialists as well as the shareholder compromise to invest in new technologies, make it possible for CITD to bet on 3D printing, positioning itself as one of the most active Spanish companies in the development of airborne parts for the space sector.
S About FADA-CATEC
CATEC is an advanced technological centre contributing to improve the competitiveness of aerospace companies thru research and technological innovation, know-how generation, technology transfer and advanced services. This company with more than 60 specialists and technicians is promoted by the Andalusian Foundation for Aerospace Development (FADA), an entity belonging to the regional government via the IDEA Agency.
During its ten years of experience, it has become one of the most active technological centers in Spanish and European R&D projects, pointing out fields such as development of technologies and applications for additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0, unmanned aerial systems or drones (UAS/RPAS), aerial robotics or non-destructive testing. CATEC currently works in more than 60 R&D projects, both with public research organizations and private firms, leading in several of them initiatives of European programs: VII Framework Program and Horizon 2020 (European Commission).
The project has been funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the National Research Agency.