CIDAUT Foundation is a private non-profit institution committed to strengthening the industrial fabric in the transport and energy sectors, through specific research and development programs.
CIDAUT has as main objective to increase the competitiveness and industrial development of companies from the Transport (including Aeronautical and Surface transport) & Energy sectors, strengthening their technological capabilities to develop new products and processes trough R&D. CIDAUT has an extensive experience in project management at Regional, National and European level, as it has participated in more than 300 research projects since 1993. Moreover, it has participated in more than 50 EU project, coordinating 8 of them. Nowadays CIDAUT counts with a staff of more than 200 people with experience in materials, process, measurements and simulation. CIDAUT’s research programs are closely connected with the following technological areas: Safety; Product-Process Improvement; Environmental Issues; Engines and Energy Systems. CIDAUT is a major player among technological centres and maintains a presence in line with its stature in the main Spanish and European technological areas, where it works to promote the productive advances of its clients. CIDAUT is member, and is involved in several activities, of the following European organisations: ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council), ERF (European Road Federation), HFP (The European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform), EBPT (European Biofuel Technology Platform), EuMaT (European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies), and RHC.ETP (Renewable Heating and Cooling European Technology Platform). Additionally CIDAUT Foundation is member of ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials, TRB – Transport Research Board, SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers, ASA - Acoustical Society of America, IIAV - International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, ISN - Integrated Safety Network, HUMANIST – Human Centred Design for Information Society Technologies.
CIDAUT gathers a huge range of technical skills and capacities, including: • Materials development and processing • Numerical simulation (including product and process). • Instrumentation and mechatronics, which are suitably applied, in order to develop fully automated manufacturing processes. • Process prototyping and testing • Materials lab: including all cutting edge metallographic analysis tools. • Product testing: here, all kind of mechanical / environmental or combined loads can be applied.
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REMAGHIC is focused on contributing to Europe’s rare earth recovery and magnesium recycling technologies, improving the efficiencies of these processes and advancing the technology readiness levels for a new generation of industrial processes that will produce new low cost competitive alloys for a wide variety of sectors across Europe’s manufacturing value chain. The project motivation lies on the fact that magnesium alloys can offer a significant weight reduction when compared to aluminium alloys. weight reduction is a cross sectorial key design driver, if a superior energy absorption and vibratory behaviour is added, magnesium is promising candidate for future application if some of its drawbacks are overcome, such as its cost, manufacturability problems, corrosion and creep behaviour and low allowable service temperature. Addition of Rare Earth Elements (REE) improves the performance of Mg alloys significantly, though a price increase has to be taken into account. REMAGHIC believes that by investing in recovery and recycling technologies, a new alloying process can be developed to yield low cost Mg+REE alloys. In order to do this, REE that are usually stockpiled (Ce, La) in favour of the most demanded ones (Nd, Dy) will be considered as attractive candidates to lower the price. This list of REE will be completed by other promising candidates found in the literature (Y, Gd, Sm). The project will contribute to reducing the dependency of the supply of critical elements (REE and Mg) on sources exterior to the EU and to solving the REE Balance Problem. REMAGHIC will contribute to the penetration of magnesium alloys in important sectors for the European industry (Transport, Energy, Biomedicine); it will foster the work done by Tier1s, and promote the interest of different OEMs on future generations of light structural components of competitive performance (that of primary Mg+REE alloys), low cost (that of primary Mg) and weight reduction (30%).