CIDAUT contributes to Circular Economy in the Automotive sector

03/08/2019 by cidaut

With the aim of boosting the regional economy, the Junta de Castilla y León assumed the commitment through a Circular Economy Strategy in the government program presented by the President of the Junta de Castilla y León in July 2015. In this context, in order to help disseminate the circular economy and promote initiatives in cooperation, on November 29, 2018 it was held a conference. The objective was to contribute to knowledge, debate and exchange experiences about opportunities and challenges posed by a circular economy model for businesses and entrepreneurs of Castilla y León of the value chain of the

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Ultrasonic welding of thermoset materials to thermoplastic brackets through films: from flat to round samples

12/21/2018 by cidaut

Brackets are small elements used as local links between aircraft structure, systems and cabin. Nowadays, most of the components of the structure are made of polymer composites, the majority of them being formed of carbon fibres reinforced thermosetting matrices. The state-of-the-art techniques for joining brackets or other small functional elements to these composite structural components are based on mechanical fastening and adhesive bonding. These joining processes are time consuming, and add significant labour and tooling costs to the

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VALORCOMP project continues growing and launches brochure

12/21/2018 by cidaut

On November 14, 2018, a new meeting of the VALORCOMP consortium was held to present the progress made within the framework of the project. The partners were kindly invited to attend the meeting at Resíduos do Nordeste facilities in Mirandela (Portugal). As usual, representatives of all partners attended the meeting: Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB, Project manager), CIDAUT Foundation, University of Valladolid (UVa), Resíduos do Nordeste (RN) and Nertatec.

The main objective of the meeting was to share the

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New non-toxic coatings for alloys in ALMAGIC project

12/21/2018 by cidaut

The ALMAGIC Project (Contract No. 755515 of the Clean Sky 2 program) continues its journey.  A new meeting was held to monitor the status of the project in the facilities of Delft University of Technology in Delft (Netherlands) last 22nd of November.

During this project the partners have developed some innovative non-toxic coatings that effectively prevent aluminium and magnesium alloys from corroding. Each partner exposed the results obtained and showed some of their most successful coatings to the rest

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CIDAUT presents Safe Strip’s midterm results at Go Mobility

12/21/2018 by cidaut

Go Mobility was held in Irun, Spain on November 27th and 28th

Go Mobility has been the first industrial exhibition of Southern Europe, it has attracted 70 exhibitors and 2150 professional visitors. The exhibition has brought together representatives of the electro-mobility ecosystem. Exhibition, demonstration, conference and round table have run in parallel to attract different professional profiles from students to cities.

An initial study of the satisfaction surveys filled in by the exhibitors and visitors shows that they rated the show positively as regards both the products on display and the conferences and side events. The exhibitors expressed their satisfaction with the

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CHEMPLAST, a great experience promoting Innovation in the plastic industry

12/21/2018 by cidaut

The CHEMPLAST exhibition took place last November at Madrid, Spain. This was a twofold event, on the one hand challenges and innovations for the chemical industry, and on the other hand, the plastics industry was the focus of the attention. Cidaut had a stand at the fair and contributed actively with several presentations of the material development and processing technologies team.

Left to right: Karina Núñez, head of material development, with Juan Carlos Merino, director of Cidaut, and Maria

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CIDAUT participates in the DESEiD’18 congress

12/21/2018 by cidaut

One more year CIDAUT participates in the National Congress of R & D in Defense and Security, this year celebrated in Valladolid from November 20 to 22, 2018.

In this congress, CIDAUT exhibited its technological capabilities and presented a poster about the use of H2 in the military camp of the future, demonstrating that hydrogen is the ideal energy vector for silent applications, with a higher energy stored ratio by weight than electric batteries.

The poster presented the work carried out in

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ReFreeDrive: one year running and the first Dissemination Event

10/22/2018 by cidaut

The ReFreeDrive project partners meet last September to hold the 12 month General Assembly Meeting at Pordenone, Italy. During this meeting, the three technologies featured in the project (Induction Machine, Permanent Magnet Assissted Synchronous Reluctance and Pure Synchronous Reluctance) presented their latest results and discussion over the upcoming actions and tasks took place. This first year ReFreeDrive has been focused on preliminary designs and assessments, as well as initial designs for the power electronics. In the upcoming year, designs will

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STEEL S4EV – STEEL Solutions for Safe and Smart Structures of Electric Vehicles

10/22/2018 by cidaut

STEEL S4 EV is our last recently approved e-mobility project. Building from our experience in previous projects such as FP7 e-light “Advanced Structural Light-Weight Architectures for Electric Vehicles”, FP7 PLUSMOBY “Premium Low weight Urban Sustainable e-MOBilitY” or the soon to be finished FP7 Urban EV “Super Light Architectures for Safe and Affordable Urban Electric Vehicles”, STEEL S4 EV focuses on very competitive structural concepts made with high strength alloy steels. It is funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (Grant Agreement-800726).

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VULKANO project continues with the III General Assembly Meeting

10/22/2018 by cidaut

The third General Assembly Meeting of VULKANO project took place in Warsaw on 4-5th July 2018 in presence of the Project Technical Advisor of the European Commission. The meeting gathered more than 30 members of 11 companies located in 6 different countries, in order to review the general status of the project after the first twenty four months of execution.

The project has satisfactorily achieved its objectives throughout this time, obtaining useful results:

Operating conditions of the two demo site furnaces (steel ...

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