Success Stories

Implementation of 3D additive manufacturing for the transport sector

This project has been funded by FEDER-INNTERCONECTA 2015 program, and involved the development of new 3D additive manufacturing systems and 3D industrial design which provide direct solutions to the automotive and transport sector. The work consisted in the development of 3D printing materials useful for the automotive industry, the development of scanning modules of automatic digitalization and 3D printers adapted for the automotive sector.

Implementation of 3D printing in presurgical studies of liver, lung and pancreas

This project has been funded by FEDER-INNTERCONECTA 2015 program, and involved the study of the impact of 3D molds printing in presurgical studies of liver, lung and pancreas, in order to reduce surgical planning time and increase efficiency. The work consisted in the development of additive manufacturing 3D printer to fabricate models for presurgical analysis and the development of materials for the manufacture of models.

Frame for the rear body of a food truck

This project involved the development of a frame for the rear body of a food truck. The work consisted in the design of the frame which is assembled on the vehicle platform, as well as anchors for the structure.

New materials for refrigerated transport

It has been funded by Ministry of Economy and Competitiviness, State Secretary for Research, Development and Innovation and co-financed by European Fund of Regional Development (FEDER) within the operational program Technological Fund 2014-2020. "Retos-Colaboracion" of the State Program of Research, Development and Innovation Oriented to the Challenges of the Society, within the State Plan of Cientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016. This project involved the development of new materials for box bodies transporting refrigerated goods which allow a reduction of weight and CO2 emissions, and greater recyclability, thus a more efficient and ecological transport is obtained. The tasks consisted in the study of the state of the art, the experimental development of materials in laboratory, the manufacture of samples and prototypes, tests, structural calculations and simulations, and the study of processes and tools of manufacturing.

Structural simulations

Finite element simulations were performed to study the behavior of structures under real or indicated by current law load states, as well as for the optimization process thereof. In this sense, static, transient, modal, harmonic and fatigue analysis were carried out for structures of railway sector, such as furniture trains, elevator platform and railway poles, manufacturing toolings of aeronautical sector and metal structures.

Reverse engineering

Reverse engineering with 3D scanning was performed to sectors related to the transport. In the automotive sector, reverse engineering were performed for mold components used to plastic injection, prototype components of vehicle projectors and pilots, housings of motorcycle engines and vehicle components. In the aeronautic sector, reverse engineering were performed for composite components, such as NACA intake and leading edges, and manufacturing tooling.

Development of an electric vehicle

This Project involved the development of a luxury automobile with 100% electric drive, which incorporates the most innovative technologies to ensure the best performances, as well as total sustainability and environmental respect. The work consisted in the design and industrialization of the entire vehicle and its systems, approval thereof, the integration of systems, structural and thermal simulations, as well as prototyping and testing.

Battery pack for an electric vehicle

This project has been funded by CIEN 2014 program, and involved the development of vehicular, modular and self-supporting platforms of high efficiency electric traction. Cetemet work focused on the development of the termal managament and the terminal interface of a battery pack for an electric vehicle. For this purpose, tests, mechanical design tasks, structural and thermal simulations were carried out.

Technical studies

The performed technical studies involved the study of the travel of a rear suspension shock for a vehicle type, and the study of approval and CE marking for a ROV unit.

Manufacturing processes of electrical harnesses for aircraft

This project has been funded by CIEN 2014 program, and allowed the development of new automation technologies for aeronautic sector. CETEMET work involved the process and mechanical design for the automation of two manufacturing processes of aircraft electrical harnesses.

Energetic efficiency improving in the transport of perishable goods

This project has been funded by “Incentivos a los Agentes del Sistema Andaluz del Conocimiento 2011” program, and allowed to generate knowledge tools to be applied in improving the competitiveness of insulating body manufacturer sector through optimization of its products. The tasks consisted in the characterization of manufacturing processes, insulation installation and materials, the thermodynamic characterization of isothermal bodies, the development of a thermodynamic model simulating refrigerated body heat transfer by finite elements, the creation of a predictive tool to obtain the insulation capacity of a isothermal body, and the making of a catalog of recommendations and best practices applied to the design and manufacturing.

Protection equipment for a high speed train

This project involved the design and structural study of protection equipment for the wagons of a high speed train. The work consisted in the design of underframe fairing and the elaboration of a finite element model of the fairing subjected to static, fatigue, modal and harmonic analyzes, taking into account the material properties from manufacturers and the technical specifications of the applicable regulations.

Air purification system for horse transport

This project involved the development of a system supplying purified air inside animal transport vehicles. In this case it has been applied to the transport of competition horses. The project has won the award for Sustainable Development at the Paris Horse Show 2014. The work consisted in the mechanical, electrical and functional design of the system and the development and approval of the corresponding functional set according to European regulations for the system can be mounted and easily homologated any vehicle application.

Manufacturing tooling for structural components

This project involved the development of tooling to be used in the manufacturing of composite structural components by infusion process. CETEMET work consisted in the design of manufacturing tooling.

Flight controls for an aircraft

This project has been funded by FEDER-INNTERCONECTA 2013 program, and involved the development of innovative flight control systems for transport and new generation regional aircrafts. CETEMET activities consisted in the detailed engineering of actuators of flap and rudder control systems.

Tables for opposite seat system on trains

This project involved the development of several table models for opposite seat systems of railcars. The work consisted in the detailed design of several types of tables according to the costumer industrialization criteria, the structural analysis by finite elements of the table models subjected to different load cases defined by the applicable regulations, and the realization of manufacturing drawings.

Electric vehicle of extended range

This project has been funded by INNPACTO 2011 program, and involved the design and manufacture of a prototype of a light plugin electric vehicle with range extension, based on the Iveco Massif vehicle, to achieve an effective transport alternative, energetically efficient and environmentally friendly. CETEMET activities focused on the development and optimization of the vehicle frame, as well as the integration of components and systems.

Fixed platform for offshore wind turbines

This project has been funded by FEDER-INNTERCONECTA 2012 program, and allowed the development of new support structures for wind turbines located at sea. CETEMET work focused on the development of a fixed platform based on the concept of steel lattice structure, named jacket. Specifically, it participated in the design and structural study of the jacket structure, as well as the transition piece between the jacket and the shaft of the wind turbine.

Manufacturing process of aeronautic wiring

This project has been funded by FEDER-INNTERCONECTA 2012 program, and involved the automation of the manufacturing process of aeronautic wiring, which allowed to increase the productivity of this process reducing cycle time and rejections. CETEMET work focused on the realization of the process and mechanic design of two demonstrators: LACMA, oriented to the automation of different stages of wiring manufacturing process for the subsequent electrical harness manufacturing, and OVERCA, aimed at the automation of braiding process.

Structural calculation of a 4X4 vehicle axle housing

In this project, to solve reliability problems crankcase axis of a 4x4 vehicle, it has been modeled and simulated the behavior of the component. This has been taken into account the characteristics of the component materials and charging cycles and operation you will have during their real life. As a result is obtained an improved and optimized product that has solved problems product manufacturer warranty.