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Ceramic materials synthesis and development platform (CERAFAB)



The CERAFAB platform brings together a range of equipment for the synthesis and production of materials mainly ceramic, composites and coatings.

Dedicated to the basic needs of the research carried out at CERAMATHS-DMP, the facilities can be pooled at the regional research level and more generally within the framework of academic collaborations extended internationally.

This equipment is also made available to companies as part of the transfer activity developed by CERAMATHS-DMP in support of the economic development actions deployed by the Communauté d'Agglomération Maubeuge Val de Sambre (CAMVS).

The CERAFAB platform is equipped with equipment to synthesize and shape materials by a variety of processes. It thus makes it possible to provide expertise in manufacturing processes that can meet both research needs but also certain industrial issues related to ceramic, metallic, polymer, composite and coating materials.


    Deputy director
  • Pascal LAURENT
    Valorization manager


Boulevard Charles de Gaulle
Campus universitaire
59600 Maubeuge


Chiffres clés

5 to 10 industrial research and innovation projects per year, numerous interreg and European research projects.

Other key figures: 50 to 80 service contracts each with about 30 companies each year. Regional, national and international coverage



• Particularly ceramic materials engineering,

• Chemical synthesis,

• Heat treatment,

• Scientific collaboration of academic and industrial research projects,

• Support in setting up innovation projects.

Example(s) of projects

Design and production of piezoelectric actuators, development of bone substitutes based on calcium phosphate, retroconception, feasibility study.

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

National : Université Lille ( UCCS, INSERM, ENSCL), Université Caen (CRISMAT), Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse (labo Laplace), CEA Marcoule, Institut franco-allemand de recherches Saint louis

International: U-Mons (Belgium), University of Porto (Portugal), Limerick University (Ireland), Institute of glasses Madrid (Spain), El Jadida University (Morocco), Setif University (Algeria).

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients

Rapid DGA Pyfree project, Railenium Surfnet, Interreg projects

Services offers

Services provided

Ceramic powder synthesis, process studies (grinding, casting, pressing, hardening), prototype production, retrodesign, thermal treatments, surface preparation.

Training offers

Scientific and technological training, manufacturing techniques of ceramic materials, composites and coatings.

Consulting services

Consulting services on all of our expertise, technological monitoring, innovation project support, information relay



Nom Modèle Marque
Synthesis reactors
Uniaxial presses Carver et Bahco
Isostatic press HP systems
Wet and dry grinders and mixers Netzch and Retsch
Soil-gel deposition equipment (dip and spin coating)
Multi-material FDM 3D printing S600D/ Lynxter
Conventional heat treatment furnaces Nabertherm, AET, Thermoconcept
Microwave heating Labotron / Sairem
YAG 130W Laser Cutting Rofin


Affiliated institutions / organisations

Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (UPHF)

Unit(s) of attachment


Competitive cluster

Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Chemistry and Materials
    • Coatings and surface treatments
    • Industrial processes engineering, efficient processes
    • Recycling of materials and efficient use of material resources
    • Textiles, composites, materials
  • Energy and Environment
    • Energy efficiency and storage
  • Health and Nutrition
    • Prevention, well-being and the silver economy
  • Transport and Mobility
    • Intelligent and autonomous vehicles
    • Robustness and reliability