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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.
Institute of Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovations (CxI) is a part of the Technical University in Liberec. CxI focuses on all aspects of additive manufacturing, with emphasis placed on the cooperation with industry’s biggest players. Its research work deals with the development and testing of new materials for thermoplastics additive technologies (FDM, FFF), photopolymers (SLA, Polyjet) and metals (SLM).
CxI is participating in more than 80 research projects at national and international level, including the TAČR and HORIZON 2020 projects. In the past 3 years, it has registered 32 patents, 13 prototypes and 31 utility models. CxI is a leader in researching metals, non-metals, and plastics suitable for 3D printing and fusion jet technologies.