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28040 MADRID

The National Center for Metallurgical Research (CENIM) belongs to the Area of Materials Science and Technology of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the largest Public Research Organization in Spain. Since its foundation in 1963, CENIM has been at the forefront of metallurgical research. Initially it was oriented towards the provision of technological support to the Spanish iron and steel industry. It is currently a multidisciplinary Centre in Metallic Materials Science and Technology and its lines of research range from the design of new structural and functional metallic materials (steels, stainless steels, titanium, aluminium, magnesium, etc.), surface treatments and coatings (anodising, galvanising, chromating, phosphating, etc.), to the recycling of materials or procedures for industrial development; carried out by 14 research groups divided into three Scientific Departments and supported by different Scientific-Technical Service Units.
Requests for technical assistance from companies are coordinated by the Technical Assistance Office (OAT) of CENIM, which aims to respond with quality and speed using all the resources available in the center. The services offered by the OAT are all those demanded by companies in the CENIM's area of specialization. Especially, requirements in subjects related to:
- Analysis of failures in service (mechanical or due to corrosion or wear)
- Quality control of a material or process
- Characterization (composition and/or properties) of metallic materials
- Consultancy in technological research projects
The CENIM is located on the CSIC Campus in the Ciudad Universitaria and belongs to the Campus of Excellence of Moncloa.
Chemical Analysis*, Surface Characterization*, Galvanized Materials**, Optical Metallography*, Phase Transformation*, Corrosion, Mechanical Testing*, X-Ray*, Electron Microscopy, Mechanical Workshop*, Welding* and Recycling.
Eight of the Centre's Scientific-Technical Services currently have a Quality Management System certified according to ISO 9001:2008* and one of them accredited according to ISO 17025:2005**.


Product news

  • Launch of the CSIC Interdisciplinary Thematic Platform for the development of Additive Manufacturing PTI-FAB3D

    Despite its rapid evolution, additive manufacturing still faces significant challenges: the quality of the parts produced, the lack of printing raw materials, thermal and surface post-processing and improved productivity. These challenges could be overcome with the coordinated and interdisciplinary help of different CSIC groups. These groups are already working through collaborations with universities and companies. Additive manufacturing requires in-depth knowledge (regardless of the material to be printed) that is very different and only when approached together can a satisfactory result be achieved for a particular application. Adequate design and manufacture of the starting material (whether metal alloy powder, polymeric filaments with particle reinforcements or graphite inks, etc.) is essential. Secondly, it is necessary to know the interaction of this material with the energy source and the parameters of the 3D printing process (be it for example, a laser, an extruder nozzle or a thermal fusion nozzle). In order to obtain a part with the appropriate mechanical properties, a thermal post-processing is then required to transform the initial microstructure of the part as it is printed into the appropriate microstructure, also eliminating possible defects, inhomogeneities or residual stresses. In many cases a surface post-processing is also necessary to improve the roughness, surface finish or corrosion resistance of the parts. Finally, the collaboration of experts in different fields (mechanical properties, fatigue, etc.) is necessary to analyse the results and feedback the design of the materials, processing parameters and post-treatments. This justifies the need for an interdisciplinary collaboration framework involving and coordinating research groups in different aspects of the additive manufacturing process, different technologies and different materials.