Name of organisation in original language CATEC – Centro Avanzado de Tecnologías Aeroespaciales
Postal address C/ Wilbur y Orville Wright 19 – 41309 La Rinconada, Sevilla
Country SPAIN
Contact e-mail
Category Research and development
Activity description


CATEC is a technology center that carries out its activity on related technologies for aerospace and factory of the future, like materials and processes, avionics and unmanned systems, automation and robotics, etc.

In the framework of Materials & Processes, the division features a wide variety of technologies for the development and design of aerospace components for additive manufacturing, including topology optimization for metal and polymer base fabrication technologies (SLM, SLS, FDM, …).
A second research line comprises non-destructive testing and failure analysis for aircraft components by ultrasonics phased array, infrared thermography and laser shearography. Additionally, high detail 3D characterization can be also performed by means of X-ray computed tomography.

Furthermore, the division have a great potential for mechanical testing of components and structures, involving static and fatigue tests up to 4,000 KN, impact testing, modal analysis, digital image correlation for recording strains and 3D displacements, as well as altitude and HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) environmental chambers.