PREHORQUISA, receives an aid granted by the CDTI for the execution of the R&D project “PICARO”.

The Board of Directors of the Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico y la Innovación E.P.E (CDTI) has granted a partially reimbursable aid to the company PREHORQUI, S.A. The CDTI is providing this amount for the R&D project entitled “Free-form precast sustainable GRC panel with 3D printed mold, with thickness mapping system by calibration-scanning”.

For the realization of this project, PREHORQUISA has the collaboration of Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectos de Madrid (ETSAM-UPM) as public research center and with the company IO3-SOLUCIONES, S.L.

The development of this project arises from the need to adapt to the new stage that the construction sector is going through, the so-called Construction 4.0, whose main pillars are the incorporation of emerging additive manufacturing technologies and the industrialization of processes.

Thus, the overall objective of the project is to obtain a novel manufacturing method for GRC panels with low environmental impact that maximizes their performance through the design and development of a new mold printing solution, as well as a novel calibration control system that allows the elimination of imperfections in the manufacturing process.

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