Towards a regional innovation hub in the field of smart manufacturing of advanced materials

MAT4.0-CM is a Programme funded by the Regional Government of Madrid for the period January 2019 to December 2022 and constitutes an interdisciplinary and intersectorial collaborative framework, aiming to perform basic research on additive manufacturing of components of advanced metallic alloys and polymer based composite materials, with zero defects and high mechanical performance.

The consortium is formed by 8 research groups: 4 groups from public research centres (IMDEA Materials, FIDAMC, CENIM-CSIC and, IDIPAZ), 4 groups of two universities from Madrid (UPM and UC3M) and 5 laboratories (2 at IMDEA Materials, 1 at FIDAMC and 2 at CENIM-CSIC), involving more than 49 PhDs.

The final idea is to develop knowledge tools and transfer them to the regional industry, aiming to advance in the implementation of the “Industry 4.0” strategy in the field of advanced manufacturing. This transfer will count on the participation of associated companies, leaders in their respective fields such as: energy (Repsol), automotive (Grupo Antolin), aeronautics (ITP Aero, Airbus, Aciturri), manufacturing (ArcelorMittal, Acerinox, Renishaw) and health (Breca Health Care, Regemat 3D). In addition, other R&D platforms like Ciber BBN, Materplat, ICT-Nanoimbiosis and the Institut of Biomechanics of Valencia, have shown interest in the MAT4.0-CM results.

Winter School in 3D Printing of Metals at IMDEA Materials

On 14th and 15th of January, the Winter School in 3D Printing of Metals was held at IMDEA Materials, organized within the planned activities of the MAT4.0 project, funded by the Community of Madrid. The event was well received and the presentations were of great...

Winter School in 3D Printed metals

Next 14th and 15th of January 2020 a Winter School on 3D Printing of Metals and Additive Manufacturing will be held at IMDEA Materials’ facilities. The first day is dedicated to the fundamentals of these technologies, with important lectures presented by scientists...