El proyecto estratégico de I+D Smart_Factory_Auto, desarrollado en colaboración efectiva por Grupo Copo y CTAG, ha concluido su segunda anualidad de ejecución. Esta iniciativa se basa en la combinación de investigación sobre nuevos materiales avanzados y el desarrollo de tecnologías disruptivas aplicadas a productos de interior del automóvil, a partir de la cual se implementará un nuevo modelo de Industria del Futuro 4.0 capaz de producir de forma flexible y eficiente nuevos componentes de automoción inteligentes y de alto valor añadido.
Como resultados destacables de los avances técnicos a nivel de producto desarrollados hasta el momento destacan la obtención de las primeras muestras de composites y sobreinyectados de avanzados, o la definición de nuevas formulaciones PUR/EPP y la obtención de prototipos de elementos metálicos de sujeción o fijación.
En lo que a procesos productivos se refiere, es reseñable la implementación de demostradores de proceso piloto, como las células de espumado PUR, de sobreinyección o de refuerzos metálicos, además de los avances acometidos en la definición de simulaciones de dosificación, gracias al establecimiento de nuevas metodologías y la incorporación de la digitalización. También se sentaron las bases de trabajo en las líneas de investigación referidas a termoconformación y conectividad 4.0.
El proyecto estratégico de I+D Smart_Factory_Auto ha sido subvencionado por la Axencia Galega de Innovación, en el marco de la convocatoria de “Axudas para o programa Industrias do Futuro 4.0” (DOG Nº 105, de 4 de junio de 2018), dentro de la iniciativa Industrias 4.0 – Captación de inversiones, cofinanciada con cargo al programa operativo Feder Galicia 2014-2020, con código de expediente IN854A 2018/02, y contando con el apoyo de la Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria de la Xunta de Galicia.
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The Industry Night Gala, organised by the Colegio y Asociación de Ingenieros Industriales, gathered in Vigo 500 professionals from the sector to celebrate the IV Premios Galicia awards.
Luis Moreno, general director of CTAG, received one of the Galicia Industria awards for FORTAPE, a European research project led by CTAG that combined the experience and knowledge of the automotive and aeronautical sectors to develop new, more efficient and lightweight solutions for plastic parts.
Two other companies from Vigo were also awarded, Norlean, for its innovative solutions for the digital transformation, and Xesol Innovation S.A., which develops its own technology based on machine vision and neural networks. The prize list was completed by the Ourense company Aceites Abril, which received the Concello de Vigo Award; Luis Abelleira Álvarez, manager of Aerolugo; and the Lugo company PCM+n.
CTAG will participate in the Salon de la Sous-Traitance Automobile in Tangier (Morocco), an event that will take place on September 25, 26 and 27. This event, organised by the Association Marocaine pour l’Industrie et la Construction Automobile, brings together representatives of engineering, testing, logistics, components and spare parts companies of the automotive sector, among others, to present their expertise and seek new business opportunities.
This event will take place in Tangier Free Zone, Ville Nouvelle, Chefarate, in front of the Renault factory.
You will be able to find us at booth 87, where we will be delighted to welcome you.
The conference entitled Cutting-edge equipment for innovation in the Automotive Sector will take place on Friday, September 27. During this event, CTAG will present its new capabilities thanks to the acquisition of cutting-edge technological equipment to face the future challenges of the Sector, as well as the preview of the Exploitation Plan scheduled for each of the laboratories.
The event will be held at CTAG facilities and will be divided into four blocks:
- New advanced validation methodologies
- Occupant protection challenges in frontal collision
- Autonomous and connected vehicles
- Industry 4.0
The conference is aimed at executives, technicians and R&D and innovation, engineering and production managers in the automotive sector. Registration is free and can be done through the email address email@example.com
The objective of this event organised by CTAG is to announce the infrastructure projects launched by the Centre and financed by the Agencia Gallega de Innovación, within the framework of the call “Ayudas para el fortalecimiento de los centros de generación de conocimiento” (DOG Nº24, 02 February 2018), with the support of the Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria, and co-financed by the European Union, within the framework of the ERDF Operational Programme Galicia 2014-2020.
CTAG’s expert team will be at booth 199B, where live presentations will be given with the latest developments for exoskeletons and cobots. In addition, CTAG will exhibit at Mindtech 2019 some of its most recent projects in the fields of new materials and autonomous driving.
Mintech 2019 is an international event in which the leading companies in the industrial, metallurgical and metal mechanic sectors and in the related technologies will be present. The event, which takes place in Vigo from September 10th to 12th, aims to become the leading trade fair for the Iberian Polo industrial sector.
For more information about Mindtech 2019 please visit https://mindtechvigo.com/
These tests are part of AUTOPILOT, the European project launched at the beginning of 2017 which explores and evaluates the contribution of new communication technologies, such as IoT (Internet of Things) or V2X (Vehicle to Everything), at the service of autonomous driving. The project is developed in five European cities, including the city of Vigo.
The tests carried out in Vigo focus on automated parking in car parks (with a demonstration in the City Hall parking lot), and autonomous driving in urban areas (with a demonstration in Gran Vía avenue) in which the following situations are studied: adjustment to the optimal speed when approaching a traffic light and protection of vulnerable users. Thanks to the communication with the infrastructure, both urban driving situations tested contribute to the anticipation and adjustment of the vehicle speed, for a safer, more fluid and eco-responsible controlled driving, generating new mobility experiences.
For more information about the AUTOPILOT Project (Automated Driving Progressed by Internet of Things) please visit http://autopilot-project.eu/
The presentation of the Grupo Antolin-CTAG Research Joint Unit e-SPACE has taken place today at CTAG. With the title e-SPACE Nueva generación de interiores de vehículos ante los futuros retos de la automoción, its objective is to develop and investigate new solutions and electronic functionalities for the interior of the car of the future, electric, autonomous and connected, and the new forms of mobility.
The event was attended by Francisco Conde, Conselleiro de Economía, Empleo e Industria, Patricia Argerey, Director of GAIN, Javier Villacampa, Corporate Innovation Director of Grupo Antolin and Luis Moreno, General Director of CTAG.
For Grupo Antolin and CTAG this is an opportunity to establish a joint knowledge centre. As a result of the collaboration between both organisations, the first prototype of the Over Head Premium Console, which integrates advanced functions, such as matrix lighting, loudspeaker, microphone or e-call, has been shown today.
eQUALS is funded by the ESMERA European project and will be led by Ledisson AIT, expert company in the implementation of robotic lines. CTAG is a strategic partner for this project. Its Processes and FOF Department will contribute its experience in the implementation of robotized systems with functionalities applied to cars in motion.
This is a new solution for the automated inspection of vehicles at the paint shop. In the first phase of the project, a Proof of Concept will be carried out to design the robotization of the measurement device and demonstrate its potential in a simulated environment.
The project will be based on two approaches:
- The application of CTAG’s technology for applications in motion, using different sensors.
- Application of CTAG’s technology to off-line robotic programming through DELMIA, ROBCAD o process simulation.
ESMERA is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant agreement No 780265
For more information on the project, visit http://www.esmera-project.eu/welcome/
CTAG, through the CO-GUIDING Project, will perform the risk assessment implementing ISO12100 and will base the risk estimation on rigorous tests in a simulated (almost real) environment. In addition, it will validate the main safety skills adopted as a risk reduction measure, contributing to a safety protocol and a new test method.
CO-GUIDING is a new technical challenge for CTAG. The goal of CO-GUIDING is to improve safety in the assisted guiding of the collaborative door assembly system (CDAS), while an operator handles the complex trajectories and the quality of the finish and the robot handles the weight and accuracy of the door.
The project, which started on July 15, 2019, will last for nine months and will have the technical assistance of the CEA interactive robotics laboratory.
COVR is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant agreement No 779966
For more information about the project please visit http://safearoundrobots.com/
The EUROBENCH European project will finance TestEd – Benchmark for Benchmarking Industrial Exoskeleton Technology: Testbed and Software routine development for a scenario “Moving in Narrow Space”. This project, led by CTAG’s Processes and FoF Department, proposes the development of a reconfigurable testbed and methodology based on the local and global performance metrics of industrial exoskeletons. We aim to link these metrics with the main stakeholder goals and objectives in order to facilitate seamless and cost-effective implementation of industrial exoskeleton technology.
In short, TestEd aims to reduce the testing time by 30% from the selection phase to the implementation phase of an industrial exoskeleton by designing a testbed and software routines for “Moving in Narrow Spaces”.
“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, via an Open Call issued and executed under Project EUROBENCH (grant agreement No 779963)”
For more information on the project, visit http://eurobench2020.eu/