ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
Development of new processes for high-performance materials. High precision manufacturing at the nanoscopic level. Process automation. Design, prototyping and control of robots. Application of laser and non-destructive testing technologies. Development of fluid mechanical, oleohydraulic, pneumatic and thermofluid systems, components and installations.
Optimization of energy consumption. Assessment of environmental impact and development of sustainable energy strategies.
PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Conceptualisation, modeling, prototyping, testing and pre-industrialization of products. Reduction of product development time. Design, development and control of industrial processes and equipment. Design of optical systems and sensors. Quality control of 2D and 3D product.
ADAPTATIVE AND SMART MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
Smart systems for decision-making in complex processes. Simulation and optimization of the manufacturing process and internal transport systems. Logistics management systems. Human-machine collaboration. ICT security and communications.
- Every year, over four million patients acquire an infection associated with a hospital stay, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organisation. The data indicate that the impact of these infections has led to direct or indirect mortality of 137,000 patients and a cost of seven billion euros annually.
- The question of energy efficiency in the manufacturing industry has driven the shift to a new paradigm through new efficient, smart systems. Due to increasing concerns about climate change and the transformation to sustainable systems, research trends have arisen from different perspectives to try to resolve these concerns.
- The Service and Industrial Robotics (SIR) group participates in CaRo, the aim of this project is to advance in the development of core capabilities for dual-arm co-workers robots.
- The UPC's Institute for Textile Research and Industrial Cooperation in Terrassa (INTEXTER) is creating a platform based on blockchain technology that will directly affect the entire value chain of textile products.