Advanced Manufacturing

Main research lines

  •  Virtual testing of structural composites. Analysis of the effect of manufacturing defects on structural performance.
  • Virtual processing of structural composites including hot-forming and out-of-autoclave (injection, infusion, compression moulding). Surrogate and reduced order models for manufacturing based on multiphysics simulations.
  • AI techniques applied to manufacturing. Digital twins for manufacturing processes. Smart detection of defects by sensors including the active control of manufacturing systems.
  • Structural health monitoring (SHM) with carbon nanotube yarns integrated sensors. Automated damage detection models based on AI.
  • AI-guided materials design and chemical process.
  • Electric current-assisted curing for bondings and repairs.
  • Multifunctional composites for structural and energy storage applications.
  • Gas-phase assembly of continuous fabrics and fibres of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanowires (Si, SiC).
  • Integration of these nanostructured fabrics into electrochemical devices and composite materials.
  • Rapid alloy prototyping and manufacturing of bulk alloy libraries for the fast assessment of properties.
  • Optimisation of casting processes.
  • Development of novel thermo-mechanical processes and powder metallurgy routes via mechanical alloying and gas atomization in non-oxidation conditions.
  • Consolidation by field-assisted sintering and conventional press and sintering.
  • Metallic materials, including powder design, fabrication and characterization.
  • Composites, polymers, recycled fibers and hybrids.
  • PLA composite materials reinforced with Mg, Zn or CaPs nanoparticles and continuous metallic wires.
  • Development of functional thermoplastic filaments (flame retardant, thermal conductive, biodegradable, reinforced, electrically conductive, etc) for 3D printing.
  • Data-driven design of 3D printed metamaterials.
  • Custom-made implants using new biocompatible alloys.
  • Stereolithography, including resin synthesis and characterization.
  • Extrusion-based 3D printing of biomaterials and bioprinting.
  • Predictive simulation.
  • In-situ monitoring.