AEROTECNIC features an in-house R+D+i team to support and promote technological developments through R+D or investment projects, as a means of improving our competitiveness and generate synergies through new processes or innovative products.
We aim to become a reference partner in R&D in the aeronautical sector at a national level and with an international presence. It is the focal department for new technologies within AEROTECNIC. Trust in this department is one of our keys to develop new methods and processes in all aspects, both manufacturing and organisational.
This is how we manage to qualify ourselves for future challenges, advance in the development of our processes and explore new technologies and solutions. To achieve this, our efforts are prioritised into three research lines:
NEW PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES
IMPROVEMENT OF CURRENT PRODUCTS
A strong R&D&I team allows us to implement innovative methods and tools across the entire range of companies, and to receive public recognition for our innovative work.
At AEROTECNIC, we create and work in a multidisciplinary environment where multiple companies from several countries, technological centres and universities participate, in which we embark upon projects of major significance, leading them or cooperating with other industry agents and strategic partners who are experts in each technology.
All of them have vastly diverse profiles, meaning they help us to view processes from different perspectives. Consequently, we have managed to enrich our knowledge base, while contributing innovative ideas, which have allowed us to be the company we are today and prepare ourselves for the AEROTECNIC of tomorrow.
BRASIL R&D PROJECTUse of vibration for residual stress relaxation in dual-purpose metal fabrication. The aim is to apply vibration techniques in the manufacture of aeronautical aluminium components both in machining processes and in hybrid processes that combine additive manufacturing (WAAM) with machining, in order to reduce residual stresses.
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seneca R&D PROJECTStrategic secondary raw materials for energy autonomy. AEROTECNIC with SENECA project tries to investigate a new system for the treatment of titanium swarf through ultrasound, in order to obtain a non-dangerous metallic waste of greater value, reducing the environmental impact and favouring new applications.
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ROLIAC R&D PROJECTROBUST AND LIGHT AM COMPONENTS FOR MILITARY SYSTEMS (ROLIAC)/Advanced structures and generative design for optimized, failure tolerant military components. ROLIAC presents advanced research for additive manufacturing technologies for defence applications. It will design and manufacture lightweight military grade parts with novel materials for three military use-cases: a light metal emergency wheel, a cargo bay-door hinge and a large-scale antenna mount for satellites.
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CRIPICOM R&D PROJECTCRIogeny, PIlas and COMbustion of hydrogen in air transport.. CRIPICOM aims to develop enabling technologies for the use of hydrogen in aircraft propulsion. Two different applications will be studied, for the conditioning of liquid hydrogen for its transformation into gaseous hydrogen; and for a propulsion system using a fuel cell. AEROTECNIC participates in the development of enabling technologies in critical heat exchange components in both applications.
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COLIBRI R&D PROJECT
Collaborative logistics and productive asset control system for industrial and manufacturing environments.
The COLIBRI project investigates the incorporation of a new concept of collaborative, industrial, intelligent and connected drone, capable of working collaboratively in a productive environment, indoors and with people.
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SINGULAR R&D PROJECT
Intelligent Management, Logistics and Verification System.
The SINGuLAR project develops and demonstrates an advanced, intelligent, decentralized and automatic supply chain management system for the aeronautical sector, making use of the latest technologies, including IoT, AI and Big Data, AI.
FEDER - INTERCONECTA 2018 -Download further information
SARCO R&D PROJECT
Robotic Cell for Composites Sanding.
The SARCO project aims to ensure the automation of the complete cycle of sanding, cleaning and verification of detail areas, which are often difficult to access and represent a difficult task for the workers who carry them out. Thus, the intervention of the worker in unpleasant work will be reduced, always satisfying aeronautical requirements and quality assurance, while achieving an improvement in time and productivity.
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ODIN R&D PROJECT
Open-Digital-Industrial and Networking pilot lines using modular components for scalable production.
With the ODIN project, AEROTECNIC aims to develop modular and reconfigurable collaborative robots in the aeronautical sector for drilling with jigs, handling and transport between the different workstations in the plant and inspection of the fan-cowl in order to check that all the components are as they should be and to find possible defects, making use of artificial intelligence, among other innovative technologies.
H2020 -Download further information
EOCENE R&D PROJECT
Circular Economy and Sustainability of Thermoset Composites.
The aim of the EOCENE project is to introduce the Circular Economy in the thermoset composites industry by developing new composite materials whose components are of renewable origin, as well as sustainable technologies for the recycling and revaluation of waste, thus reducing the environmental impact.
MISIONES 2020 -Download further information
MULTI-FUN R&D PROJECT
Enabling Multi-Functional performance through multi-material additive manufacturing.
The project proposes the integration of multiple functionalities in one single structure through the combination in situ of active materials and new structural materials, including high-strength aluminium alloys and low alloy steels.
HORIZONTE 2020 2020 -Download further information
LUBRINTEL R&D PROJECT
New smart lubrication systems for metal processing..
Research and development of new lubricants and their control systems to balance their properties and thereby obtain added value at all stages of their lifecycle.
CIEN 2019 -Download further information
AEROPLAS R&D PROJECT
Development of new manufacturing processes for low-cost thermoplastic composites for the aeronautics industry.
To incorporate in the aeronautical sector lighter, more environmentally sustainable and less costly solutions through the use of thermoplastic materials.
INTERCONECTA 2018 -Download further information
FAMACOM R&D PROJECT
Advanced one-shot manufacturing and microwave curing of composite sandwich structures for the aeronautical industry.
The aim of the FAMACOM project is to develop an integrated solution for the automatic one-shot cleaning, deposition and compaction by means of in-situ microwave curing of a composite sandwich structure.
INTERCONNECTA 2018 -Download further information
MALTA 2020 R&D PROJECT
UAV parts manufacturing by glass fibre infusion and glass fibre tooling.
MALTA is a project aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the Andalusian aeronautical industry with the use of new materials and processes associated with appropriate curing cycles, increasing productivity and the use of low-cost materials for composite manufacturing.
CTA 2018 - 2020Download further information
LASTITAN R&D PROJECT
Development of Ti6Al4V components through additive manufacturing by Laser Metal Deposition.
LASTITAN project seeks the adoption of Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) technology in the manufacture of Ti6Al4V structural components, standard in the aeronautical industry.
CDTI PID 2017 - 2019Download further information
DIMAER R&D PROJECT
Design and manufacturing technologies for the production of special diamond tools for the aeronautical industry.
The main objective of the DIMAER project is to develop a new generation of customised PCD tools, using improved high-quality diamond as the raw material and including complex geometric characteristics such as chip breakers and sharp edges.
EUROSTARS 2017 -Download further information
FLEXIRAPIDMAN R&D PROJECT
Development and implementation of rapid and flexible manufacturing technologies applied to the transport industry.
Eight Spanish companies of a multi-sectorial nature have agreed to make a united front to generate the FLEXRAPIDMAN project, combining different aims according to the specific issues of each industry that can be solved by means of additive manufacturing.
CIEN 2017 -Download further information
ROMEO R&D PROJECT
Robotic Cell for Special Machining Operations in the Manufacture of Composite Parts.
ROMEO project arises from the need to automate operations that are currently carried out manually through the development of a robotic system to countersink and chamfer carbon fibre aeronautical parts, as well as to cut honeycomb cores to size.
CDTI PID 2017 - 2019Download further information
ACE R&D PROJECT
Development of an Electromechanical Micro-Actuator featuring new technologies for aerospace applications.
The main objective is to design, develop and validate an electro-mechanical micro-actuator that can be incorporated into the landing gear and door locking system of a civil aircraft, thereby replacing conventional hydraulic systems.
CHALLENGES 2016 – 2017Download further information
APASCOMP R&D PROJECT
Automatic sealant application on composite machined edges.
The project’s main aim is the development of a robotic system allowing the automatic application of sealant on trimmed edges of composite parts with differing thicknesses and geometries.
CDTI PID 2015 - 2017Download further information
CRIOGEN R&D PROJECT
Development and application of cryogenic cooling systems in aeronautical machining.
The project’s main aim is to introduce cryogenic cooling technology into cutting processes and enable a more efficient solution to the machining of heat-resistant alloys.
CDTI PID 2015 - 2017Download further information
Multiple investment projects for diversification, improvement and productive increase.
In order to keep the company at the forefront of the technological vanguard of the sector, multiple investment and innovation actions are carried out in the productive and technological capacities of the company.
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