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.
The next meeting of Women in 3D printing will be held at IMDEA Materials Institute in Getafe, on 24th October at 17:45.
All the personnel to be hired within the project MAT4.0-CM has already started to work in the programme, Shruti Banait (Akole, India, 1994), Jorge Jiménez Aguirre (Madrid, Spain, 1994), Gabriel Mesas Peña (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, 1995) and Juan Ignacio Caballero (Madrid, Spain, 1994).
On February 1, 2019, in the IMDEA Materials seminar room (Getafe), the launch meeting of the MAT4.0-CM program took place, attended by the main researchers of all participating groups and laboratories. In the first place, presentations were made both individually and by the different groups (IMDEA, FIDAMC, UPM-MMEAN, UPM-MIDAS, UPM-GRIAL, IDIPAZ, UC3M, CENIM-CSIC) and laboratories associated to the research groups.