MICAD is a Design House active in all sea related industries

What We Do

Your dream is our inspiration, driving pencil of our technique over the canvas of the sea.

  • General Arrangement
  • 3D modeling
  • Layout Design
  • Exterior Design
  • Interior Design
  • Rendering
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Shapes’ evolution to enhance performance

  • Hull design
  • Hydrostatic calculation
  • Performance predictions
  • Planning and interpretation of tank tests
  • Stability calculation, Captain instructions and Load-cases
  • CFD calculation
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Distributing strength in order to achieve maximum lightness and flexibility

  • Sizing calculation according to rules (composites, steel, aluminum and wood)
  • Design tables for both production and Shipping Registers,
  • Management of materials crash-tests.
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Extensive research of construction solutions to guarantee functionality

  • Engine room layout
  • Layout of services on board
  • Maintenance and inspection plans
  • Shaft line sizing;
  • System Arrangement.
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Constant analysis of our data in order to optimize overall design

MICAD offers the best solution with lightest laser scanner on the market, ideal tool for indoor and outdoor applications.
The fast and accurate laser scanners Focus3D offer everything you might expect from professional 3D laser scanners.

The HDR imaging function and high-resolution photographs deliver realistic and true-to-detail scan results with spectacular image quality.

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We apply newest technologies to brave every challenge

  • 3D printer Gimax 3D S2
    Fast and simple printing processes, printing all thermoplastic polymers and different types of available materials.
  • Thermocamera FLIR E6
    The instrument is point-and-shoot, which replaces an optical pyrometer, also in economic terms. Each thermal image pixel contains the temperature information. RINA Level 2 NDA
  • Bruel & Kjaer Vibrotest 80
    VIBROTEST 80 is the new portable measuring instruments for machine diagnostics, balancing and for condition monitoring.
  • Phonometer Class 2
    A Class 2 Sound Level Meter will be designed to meet the requirements of IEC 61672-1:2002 standard and will meet the performance requirements that are in this standard for a Class 2 instrument.
  • Inertial control Unit MTI G700
    Internal L1 GPS Receiver, high performance vibration Resistant MEMS based gyroscopes (10 deg/h), integrated in FFA (DO-160) certified applications; useful for sea trials and trim angle measurements of planning boats
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Upcoming Projects
Delivered Projects

Research and Development

The Cantiere 4.0 project, yearn for combine the vision of fourth industrial revolution (Industria 4.0) with the concept of digital Advanced Manufacturing Systems (AMS).
Cantiere 4.0 is about the development of the production system and related services, machinery, equipment, measuring systems, production control through ITC methods and technologies based on internet (cloud) for real time integration of all attendees in the supply chain. Several companies are involved in: MICAD, Monte Carlo Yachts, Ikon, TeknoData, Cosmo and Esteco.
Start Date: 1st March 2017
End Date: 31st August 2018
Duration: 18 months
Budget: 1.36 mln €
Fundable contribution: 0.67 mln €

The project goal is to develop a new kind of electric propulsion starting from an electric engine with permanent magnets replacing the rotor with a propeller.
Merging the electric engine with the propeller, we simplify kinematic chain raising up system efficiency.
For sail applications on board, this means removing the propeller shaft and the endotermic engine system, developing a new propulsion generation, generating only electric energy.
In this way the boat may be considered on zero emissions.
Start Date: 1st May 2017
End Date: 30st June 2018
Duration: 14 months
Budget: 497.079 €
Fundable contribution: 329.966 €

The project aims to assess the technical and commercial feasibility of Modular Moulding System (MMS) technology in boatbuilding which makes economical convenient the use of polypropylene which is 100% recyclable.
The goal is to win the trade-off between mass production and customization using the modular approach and to reduce the environmental impact of the materials employed in boatbuilding.
Polypropylene composites need expensive metal moulds.
Participants: MICAD (Coordinator) – CATMARINE
Start: December 1st 2016 ; End: May 31st 2017
Cost of the feasibility study: 71.429,00€
Maximum EU contribution: 50.000,00€

Sophya’s general purpose is to study the correlation between performances in rough sea and its action (sea conditions). Its aim is to improve the ship as “product” with relation to its navigation characteristics, with a clear impact on competitiveness on the market by Monte Carlo Yachts SpA and improvement of design methodologies by MICAD srl.
Several companies and istitutions are involved in: MICAD, Monte Carlo Yachts, Esteco, UniTS, UniNA, University of Zagreb and SISSA.

Consultancy activity to support the company during the industrial research for development projects in marine and nautical fields: naval technologies, safety and environmental. This activity aims to enable the company to participate in announcements issued by EU R&D, States and Regions with competitive edge, contributing to the development of corporate knowledge and allowing it to enter new markets.
Start Date: 6th June 2016
End Date: 31st May 2017
Duration: 12 months
Financed Amount: 35.000,00 €
FESR contribution: 17.500,00 €

Membership and Cooperation

The ability to share experiences from different areas and gain competitive advantages.

The networking of institutions, industry and business that brings to collaborative agreements about development and sustainability.

Latest News

MICAD – Permanent CostFact Representative in Italy

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MODCAT project has been awarded at Seawork ECM 2017

The MODCAT project has been awarded with the Seawork Spirit of Innovation award in the Vessel Design and Construction category. The MODCAT project has been founded by the SME Instrument, a H2020 EU program tool which aims at supporting projects with a European dimension that lead to major changes in how business (product, processes, [...]

Seawork International 2017

Seawork International is Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition. Seawork is regarded as the industry’s one-stop-shop, providing buyers, legislators and influencers with direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market, its products, its innovations and its people, for three invaluable days every June. Since 1998 Seawork International has delivered a unique on-shore [...]

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