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.
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Chiffres clés5 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
• Chemical synthesis,
• Heat treatment,
• Scientific collaboration of academic and industrial research projects,
• Support in setting up innovation projects.
Example(s) of projects
International: U-Mons (Belgium), University of Porto (Portugal), Limerick University (Ireland), Institute of glasses Madrid (Spain), El Jadida University (Morocco), Setif University (Algeria).
|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
Unit(s) of attachment
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