- About us
There are altogether 24 academic and industrial facilities across different parts of the Czech Republic participating in the NCC for MATCA that share a common interest in advanced technologies R&D.
The NCK MATCA consortium has grown noticeably over the period of its existence and from the original seven founding members, a total of 20 NCK MATCA institutes from the academic and industrial sphere, which combine research and development of advanced technologies, are currently scattered across the Czech Republic.
We would like to continue our very promising cooperation and applied research, and continue to connect the academic and industrial spheres. Therefore, in April this year, an application was submitted for the second public competition of the Program of the National Centre of Competence, announced by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TAČR). Not only all the current institutes of our consortium, but also four new partners (Institute for Hydrodynamics of the CAS, v. v. i., SHM, s. r. o., ad-tech s.r.o. and Advanced Metal Powders s.r.o.) enter with us into the follow-up NCK MATCA 2.
The results of the competition will be known until 30th November 2022.
BENEŠ a LÁT a.s. (BaL) is a traditional family-owned Czech industrial company specialized in material processing methods, involving, for example, various casting technologies (light and non-metallic materials), injection moulding of plastics, machining and mounting. The company mainly benefits from its technology knowledge, and its long-term industrial experience (more than 80 years in non-metallic material processing). BaL offers its clients a wide selection of services, from designs of materials, and design proposals, prototyping, laboratory testing, serial tools development and production, to manufacturing, assembling and delivering final parts to locations around the world.
BaL’s clients involve industries such as automotive, telecommunication, transport, hydraulics etc. In R&D, BaL has been a long-standing partner in projects which involve material and technology transfer based on the company’s R&D team and its long-term and extensive technology capacities. This team, which is firmly incorporated into the organizational structure of the company, profits from a direct cooperation with the company’s production section (casting, injection moulding of plastics, machining etc.), and with other steps of the early development stages.
The technologies and capacities available to their R&D team involve, for example, computer data processing simulations (Magma SW), material laboratories equipped with CT and RTG scanners (for example GE X-cubes), 3D CMM (Zeiss, Wenzel), spectrometers (such as Q4 Tasman) etc. The latest acquisition of the material engineering / prototyping section is a cutting-edge machine for additive manufacturing (EOS print M290), which contains all pre-processed SW bundles, technologies and devices for subsequent processing.