We are Lean!

09/05/2014 by cidaut

CIDAUT is committed to continuously improve its processes, and its key process, the development of R&D projects could not be strange to it. In Lean philosophy we have found a way to achieve this goal, while enhancing the involvement and motivation of our people.

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Lean is historically linked to the quality characteristics proposed by the Toyota Production System (TPS) and emphasizes mainly on operational efficiency and high quality in production.

Lean Project Management (LPM) is the application of Lean principles in the context of

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The European FP7 Project “SEEDS” Facing Its Final

09/05/2014 by cidaut

Self-Learning Energy Efficient builDings and open Spaces (SEEDS) is a Research project co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Program (Call FP7-2011-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB). It started in September 2011 and its final tasks are scheduled for February 2015.

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CIDAUT is one of the nine European partners in this project, coordinated by CEMOSA, which is focused on saving energy in the building sector through the development of specific optimization and self-learning methodologies, supported by new ICT and wireless technologies.

 

The SEEDS project has developed new technologies

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CIDAUT Develops an Accurate Mould Design Methodology for Composite Parts Through the Simulation of Process-Induced Distortions

09/05/2014 by cidaut

Within the scope of the Cleansky Programme, CIDAUT leads a research project aimed at the manufacturing of composite rotorcraft blades with very tight tolerances that will incorporate an Active Gurney Flap mechanism. Active Gurney Flap (AGF) systems enable the rotorcraft to safely operate with reduced tip speeds whilst preserving high performances with reduced fuel consumption and noise; something that constitutes one of the most challenging research areas leaded by the Green Rotorcraft Consortium in the Cleansky Programme: the development of Active Rotor Technologies.

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Nemesis, paving the way to Aircraft Recycling

09/05/2014 by cidaut

Since January 2013 CIDAUT has been working on the NEMESIS project, entitled  “New Trends and Market Survey for the End of Life of Aircrafts. Eco Design Guideline”. CIDAUT has led the consortium working with three other partners (University of Valladolid, ITRB Ltd and PBLH International Consulting), all under the supervision of Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology.

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The dismantling of aircraft materials nowadays is not a real option; many planes lie abandoned around the world or have been sent to landfills.
To deal with this undesired situation,
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E-VECTOORC dissemination event at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon (UK)

09/05/2014 by cidaut

The last dissemination event of the E-VECTOORC project was hosted in the Heritage Motor Center at Gaydon.

Three years after its launch, the E-VECTOORC consortium has organized the second and last workshop for stakeholders. This dissemination event was hosted in the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon (United Kingdom) on the 28th of August, and was organized jointly by Jaguar/Land Rover, the Ilmenau University of Technology and the University of Surrey. More than 60 attendees had the opportunity to get in contact with the vehicle demonstrator and the range extender.

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Wasis at the European Congress on Composite Materials

07/04/2014 by cidaut

Wasis took part last 25th June in Seville to the internationally recognised 16th European Congress on Composite Materials known as the largest congress dedicated to composites materials in Europe. In this occasion more than 1.200 experts from the industry and academia joined the event coming from all areas of the world.

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In agreement with the ECCM16 technical committee in charge of organising this relevant event, a session dedicated to lattice structures was organised, in which Wasis and other international initiatives as well as

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New Jersey project ongoing work

07/04/2014 by cidaut

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Jersey project (http://www.lifeproject-newjersey.com/) is a Life+ project which main objective is to demonstrate and validate a new generation of eco-friendly safety barriers with improved impact absorption performance made of recycled rubber, recycled plastics and concrete, by means of developing, designing and manufacturing the barriers and later on testing, demonstrating and validating them in a real road stretch.

Every day 3,6 people die at Spanish roads, as announced by the Dirección General de Tráfico. Though this figure is considerably lower than

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Cidaut was exhibiting at the European Automotive Testing Expo in Stuttgart

07/04/2014 by cidaut

One more year, Cidaut was exhibiting at the European Automotive Testing Expo, which took place in Stuttgart (Germany) from June 24th to June 26th.

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The Automotive Testing Expo is the global exhibition for every aspect of vehicle, motorcycle and components testing, validation, reliability assessment, quality evaluation and related data capture and analysis. It is the only event of its type taking place globally, and the essential environment for every vehicle and motorcycle test and validation system, with around 300 exhibiting parties. The latest

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The first urban road restraint system, designed for protecting pedestrians and cyclists is installed

07/04/2014 by cidaut

With the aim of mitigating consequences of a possible run-off accident of a motor vehicle and protect the vulnerable users (pedestrians and cyclists), CIDAUT-CIDRO has developed the first road restraint system (RRS) to contain impacts of passenger cars, coaches and buses.

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Run-off accidents in urban areas mean an important road safety problem, specially for pedestrians and cyclists, due to the fact that current RRS installed between the urban road (platform) and the pedestrian pavement or the cycling pathwhen they do not meet safety

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Join us in Brussels next September 18th for a demonstration on EV interoperability!

07/04/2014 by cidaut

The Green eMotion project is part of the European Green Cars Initiative (EGCI) that was launched within the context of the European Recovery Plan. It supports the achievement of the EU’s ambitious climate goals, such as the reduction of CO2 emissions by 60 percent by the year 2050. EGCI supports the research and development of road transport solutions that have the potential to achieve sustainable as well as groundbreaking results in the use of renewable and non-polluting energy sources. The project is working to prepare the foundation for the mass deployment of Europe-wide electromobility.

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