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Design of components of special materials

CTM solutions...

  1. Testing and determining of material characteristics employing simulation programs:
    • Plastics, foams, composites, wood, conglomerates.
  2. Simulation and validation of components operating under dynamic and static loads.

Benefits for your company...

  • Knowledge of material in order to carry out simulations and calculations.
  • Lower design costs.
  • Evaluation of the multiple concepts of components and materials.
Design of components of special materials
Hot metal forming

CTM solutions...

  1. Advanced characterization of hot deformation behavior of metals: rolling, forging, extrusion, etc.
  2. Prediction and optimization of mechanical properties and microstructure.
  3. Calculation of deformation forces.

Benefits for your company...

  • Optimization.
  • Increase of metallurgical control.
  • Development of new qualities and products.
  • A reduction in development costs.
Hot metal forming
Nanostructuring of metals

CTM solutions...

  1. Severe plastic deformation (ECAP).
  2. Mechanical milling.
  3. Thermoforming.

Benefits for your company...

  • Extraordinary increase of mechanical properties.
  • Development of new bi-functional materials.
  • The attracting of new markets.
Nanostructuring of metals
Non-destructive inspection techniques

CTM solutions...

  1. Conventional ultrasonic.
  2. Laser ultrasonic LUS.
  3. Acoustic emission.

Benefits for your company...

  • On-line defect detection.
  • Quality improvement.
  • Design optimization (designing incorporating damage tolerance).
Non-destructive inspection techniques
Surfaces analysis

CTM solutions...

  1. ‘In situ’ characterization of surfaces of parts, components, forming tools, etc. using non-destructive methods.
  2. Quantifying of surface parameters and defects (pores, corrosion, etc.).

Benefits for your company...

  • Knowledge of surface quality so as to be able to take decisions regarding finish or repair technologies.
  • Improvement of productivity and process efficiency.
  • Improvement in production planning.
Surfaces analysis
Sheet metal forming

CTM solutions...

  1. Mechanical characterization of relevant forming parameters.
  2. Standard forming tests.
  3. Creation of new trials so as to correctly characterize the forming process.
  4. Selection of materials and coatings for tools.

Benefits for your company...

  • Rationalization of forming problems that cause imperfections in parts (cracks, inhomogeneous thickness etc.).
  • Precise characterization of starting material.
  • Less production interruptions due to forming problems.
  • Improved tool perfomance.
  • More competitive forming processes.
Sheet metal forming
Reduction of wear and friction

CTM solutions...

  1. ‘In situ’ , non-destructive inspection of wear mechanisms.
  2. Laboratory tests in order to reproduce wear mechanisms and propose solutions based on materials, surface treatment and lubrication strategies.
  3. Testing at a wide range of temperatures (up to 900 ºC) and contact conditions.
  4. Lubricant tests.

Benefits for your company...

  • Less problems caused by premature wear in tools and components.
  • Improved performance of forming tools (matrices, punches) and cutting tools (drill bits, plaquettes for machining centres).
  • Reduction in use of lubricants.
Reduction of wear and friction
Coatings technology and Surface treatments

CTM solutions...

  1. Development and application of advanced technical coatings for different industrial sectors.
  2. Surface functionalization of materials, devices and components. Wear and corrosion resistance increase,low friction, anti-fouling properties, aesthetic and decorative aspects, etc.
  3. PVD, CVD and PIIID Technologies.
  4. Surface treatments with plasma technologies in high vacuum.

Benefits for your company...

  • Technological support in the selection of coatings and surface treatments and advice on industrial implementation.
  • Wear reduction of components.
  • Alternative to hexavalent chromium in metallic and plastic pieces.
  • Count with solutions in biocompatible coatings, bactericidal coatings, anti-fouling, hydrophilic materials, etc. for the medical and textile sectors and for the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Coatings technology and Surface treatments
Corrosion and surface degradation: identification and solutions

CTM solutions...

  1. Evaluation of component failures.
  2. ‘In situ’ and non-destructive inspection of corrosion mechanisms and surface degradation.
  3. Laboratory tests in wide temperature range (-150 ° C -1000 ° C) and different corrosive environments.
  4. Potentiometric tests.
  5. Stress corrosion, tribocorrosion and hydrogen embrittlement tests.
  6. Inhibitor efficiency study.

Benefits for your company...

  • Reduction of premature component failure due to corrosion or loss of mechanical properties.
  • Correct selection of materials and corrosion inhibitors.
Corrosion and surface degradation: identification and solutions
Characterization of component fatigue and fracture

CTM solutions...

  1. Fatigue and fracture tests respecting norms or definition of tests simulating the actual behavior of the part.
  2. Trials in wide temperature range (-150 ° C - 1000 ° C) and in various environments (saline, aqueous, in the presence of chemical products).
  3. Models for predicting lifespan due to fatigue.

Benefits for your company...

  • Characterization of the behavior of the part in use.
  • Identification of possible fatigue-related problems. Solutions proposed in order to avoid disasterous problems when in use.
  • Definition of tests lifespan prediction models when there is an absence of regulation or specific testing system.
Characterization of component fatigue and fracture
Predictive Maintenance of industrial systems

CTM solutions...

  1. Instrumentation and data processing.
  2. Solutions based on:
    • Sensors and standard communication networks.
    • Local and remote servers (cloud) and information processing.
    • Diagnosis and prognosis of the plant’s condition.
    • Integration with existing IT systems.

Benefits for your company...

  • Optimum maintenance.
  • Faster repairs and stock reduction.
  • Determining of remaining life expectancy of equipment.
  • Improved production and quality.
Predictive Maintenance of industrial systems
Industrial waste as a resource

CTM solutions...

  1. Analysis of present situation, definition and evaluation of alternatives:
    • Value analysis of by-products.
    • Recovery of aqueous effluents and regeneration of water.
  2. Management strategies based on:
    • Cost-benefit analysis.
    • Modelling and theoretical studies.
    • Experimentation, monitoring and implementation of pilot plants.
    • Reduction of environmental impact.
    • Zero waste.

Benefits for your company...

  • Profit increase.
  • Lower management costs.
  • Recovery trends: creation of new product portfolio.
  • Improved positioning with relation to the development of new regulations.
  • Improved company competitiveness and image.
Industrial waste as a resource
Industrial ecology: LCA and LCCA

CTM solutions...

  1. Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCA/LCCA):
    • Definition and evaluation of process alternatives.
    • Ecodesign.
    • Identification of Carbon Footprint.
    • Implementation of Eco-labelling.
    • Specific solutions.
  2. Creation of environmental and economic tools.

Benefits for your company...

  • Improvement of the process or product.
  • Reduction of the environmental impact: reduction of management costs.
  • Establishment of investment priorities.
  • Improved company image: RSC policies.
  • Marketing.
  • More competitive.
Industrial ecology: LCA and LCCA
Quantitative analysis of chemical risk in contaminated soil

CTM solutions...

  1. Calculation of chemical risk in contaminated sites.
  2. Calculation of cleanliness levels in soils and contaminated ground water.
  3. Definition of generic reference levels.

Benefits for your company...

  • Objectivity in risk analysis.
  • Scientific precision in the calculations.
  • Methods and data bases updated for each case study.
Quantitative analysis of chemical risk in contaminated soil
Remediation of contaminated soils and ground water

CTM solutions...

  1. Definition of soil and ground water contamination.
  2. Establishment of the best remediation strategy.
  3. Preliminary laboratory and/or pilot tests so as to achieve maximum remediation.
  4. Mathematical simulation of remediation so as to achieve maximum results.

Benefits for your company...

  • Minimising of treatment costs.
  • Minimising of treatment duration.
  • Use of the best techniques available resulting in minimum environmental impact.
Remediation of contaminated soils and ground water
Water treatment

CTM solutions...

  1. Development and optimization of water treatment systems:
    • Selection and evaluation of technologies.
    • Optimization of operational conditions.
    • Diagnosis and correction of problems.
    • Conditioning of water, residual water, industrial water, etc.
  2. Regeneration and reuse.

Benefits for your company...

  • Costs reduction.
  • Improvement and stability of water quality.
  • Lower water consumption and less waste production.
Water treatment
Optimization of hydraulic machinery

CTM solutions...

  1. CFD analysis of the internal flow of hydraulic machinery.
  2. Obtaining characteristic operating curves.
  3. Determining of mechanical stresses exerted by the fluid.

Benefits for your company...

  • Knowledge of the internal behavior of the machinery.
  • Reduced test costs.
  • Identification of critical points and design optimisation.
Optimization of hydraulic machinery CTM
Dynamic elastomers

CTM solutions...

  1. Design of elastomeric components using finite elements.
  2. Fatigue life prediction under dynamic stress.
  3. Vibration analysis and propagation of elastic waves

Benefits for your company...

  • Reduced test costs.
  • Optimization of designs and prototypes.
  • Identification of critical or oversized zones.
  • Longer component life-expectancy.
Dynamic elastomers
Cooling systems

CTM solutions...

  1. Calculation and optimization of air and liquid cooling systems in electric vehicles, climatized chambers, forming tools, etc.
  2. Solutions based on:
    • Cooling Technology
    • Materials
    • Geometry
    • Specific solutions

Benefits for your company...

  • Lower development, manufacturing and maintenance costs.
  • Increased cell life and more efficient processes.
  • Reliability in the achievement of objectives.
Cooling systems
Induction heating

CTM solutions...

  1. Design of induction heating coils.
  2. Predicting the evolution and temperature distribution in coils and components.
  3. Analysis of magnetic, thermal and mechanical behavior of coils the components.
  4. Experimental evidence of warming, with thermo graphic register.

Benefits for your company...

  • Reduction of delays in the commissioning and production of prototype coils.
  • Optimization and precision in temperature distribution and heat treatment.
  • High mechanical and thermal durability of the coil output.
Induction heating
Improvement of energy efficiency in installations and buildings

CTM solutions...

  1. Software for the optimum design of installations.
  2. Energy supervision and management systems.
  3. Solutions based on:
    • Sensor and measurement systems, available data and consumption breakdown.
    • Artificial intelligence algorythms for Modelling, Diagnosis and Prognosis.

Benefits for your company...

  • Reduced costs of energy contracted and consumed energy.
  • Optimization of available waste energy resources.
  • Detection of performance loss and problems in the plant.
Improvement of energy efficiency in installations and buildings
Integration of renewable energy

CTM solutions...

  1. Design and control of windpower and photovoltaic systems.
  2. Design and control of thermal and geothermal systems.
  3. Integration of energy microgrids in the user’s plant.
  4. Solutions based on:
    • Modelling, characterization and control of systems.
    • Economy-based energy analysis.
    • Electrical, electronic and software technology.
    • Supervision and optimisation of production and consumption.

Benefits for your company...

  • Autonomous supply for specific installations.
  • Evaluation of energy systems and their cost-benefit analysis.
  • Dimensioning and adjustment of renewable energy supply.
Integration of renewable energy
Technology for electric transport

CTM solutions...

  1. Electric traction systems.
  2. Solutions based on:
    • Design, control and characterization of electric motors.
    • Design and control of power converters.
    • CAN communications.
    • BMS and balance electronics of battery cells.

Benefits for your company...

  • Personalized design.
  • Ownership of the system, production control.
  • Coverage of market gaps.
  • Improved position in suppliers consortium.
Technology for electric transport
Specialized systems integration for biomechanical assessment

CTM solutions...

  1. Precise biomechanical assessment.
  2. Tailor-made personalized product.
  3. Branding.
  4. Optimal design of medical devices.

Benefits for your company...

  • Integration of any biomechanical measuring device (motion capture, EMG, load cells, etc.) in a tailor-made system created to meet the client’s needs.
  • Made-to-measure interface programming Capacity of integration of the client’s own product.
  • Biomechanical studies for assessment of human body and medical device design.
Specialized systems integration for biomechanical assessment
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