Our team participated in the “Impact of the Additive Manufacturing in Defence” workshop, organized by the Spanish Ministry and in which statements were made by other organizations such as the INTA, Airbus, Navantia, ITP, Mizar, Atos and Renishaw

CATEC has presented its technological capabilities and experience in additive manufacturing (3D printing) to the main companies and entities of the defence sector in Spain in order to show some of the advantages and applications that this technology can have for its use in this area. This presentation took place in the “Technology Day: Impact of the additive manufacturing in defence,” held at the Higher Technical School of Engineering and Industrial Design of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and organized by the Ministry of Defence.

Our team participated with a presentation describing our experience in the aerospace sector and its direct application in structural solutions for defence. In this regard, some applications were analyzed from the point of view of their manufacturing and inspections, highlighting our long trajectory in the space industry in collaboration with companies such as Airbus in the development of components for space launchers (Ariane 5 and Vega), satellites (HIPPARCOS, SEOSAT and other telecommunications satellites), and of the aeronautical sector with components for the A400M aircraft, C295 and A320neo of Airbus.

The event was structured in several blocks on which representatives of various technological teams, universities, companies and the Ministry of Defence itself presented the latest developments in the field of additive manufacturing. Amongst them participated the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), the Higher Technical School of Engineering and Industrial Design of the UPM, and companies such as Airbus Defence & Space; Navantia, ITP, Mizar, Atos and Renishaw.