Advanced Manufacturing

Main research lines

  • AI-guided smart manufacturing. 
  • Smart manufacturing processes based on advanced simulations and sensors.
  • Optimisation of out-of-autoclave processing (injection/infusion/pultrusion or prepreg consolidation) and other manufacturing strategies (semicured products).
  • Hot-forming and non-conventional curing strategies.
  • AI-guided materials design and chemical process. 
  • Virtual Processing and Testing.
  • Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) integrated sensors.
  • Electric current-assisted curing for bondings and repairs.
  • Digital twins.
  • Modelling & simulation.
  • Gas-phase assembly of continuous nanostructured C, Si and Si/C fabrics or fibers.
  • Integration of these fabrics into electrochemical devices and composite materials.
  • Development of new alloys by thermo-mechanical approaches and by powder manufacturing via mechanical alloying and gas atomization in non-oxidation conditions.
  • Consolidation by field-assisted sintering and conventional press and sintering.
  • Metals, 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.
  • Custom made implants using new biocompatible alloys.
  • Predictive simulation.
  • In-situ monitoring.