CIM- Computer Integrated Manufacturing

CIM- Computer Integrated Manufacturing

The Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) is situated in the Technological Park of Barcelona and is distinguished as a reference centre in areas related to Manufacturing technologies, developing technological transfer projects, research and formation for industries The Foundation was created in 2005, as the final culmination of the transformation of the ancient Centre CIM, which was made in 1990 by UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and ICT (Catalan Technological Institute) with the mission of aiding professionals to improve their technology and innovative capacity in the field of Production Technologies.

Research Activities

Product Engineering
Led_crculo_naranja2 Product Design Methodologies
Led_crculo_naranja2 Design for Rapid Manufacturing
Led_crculo_naranja2 Design for all

New Manufacturing Processes
Led_crculo_naranja2 Additive Manufacturing
Led_crculo_naranja2 Mechatronic equipment

Manufacturing and Production Systems
Led_crculo_naranja2 Agile Automated Manufacturing
Led_crculo_naranja2 Multi-axis high speed machining
Led_crculo_naranja2 Sistemes de Subjecció

TIC Application

National and International Projects Experience

Since its establishment, the CIM Centre has been very active in R + D + i for the industrial environment and has participated in many projects financed in European, national, autonomic i (FP5, 6 and 7, CENIT, Plan Nacional I + D + i, CIT, PROFIT, Nuclis, Valorització, etc.).

Some of our projects


Microgravity experiment with ESA

Study of the behavior in microgravity biological agents. To perform the experiment, researchers have developed an electromechanical machine capable of biotechnology experiments carried out, in zero gravity in an automated way. + info


Study of a new process of waste separation of heterogeneous materials from the application of new sensors or technologically improved existing sensors, prepared for the separation of materials or components resulting from operations of compaction and subsequent homogenization by grinding.