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 and Esteco.
Start Date: 1st March 2017
End Date: 30th November 2018
Duration: 21 months
Budget: 878.000€
Fundable contribution: 345.000€

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 €

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.

The project is intended to support MICAD strategy for the development of the company’s activities along two main lines:

  1. Development of innovative products / processes through:
    strengthening research activities for the development of innovative solutions and new ideas through appropriate financial instruments;
    activation of IPR management processes to protect and enhance the company’s innovation and intangible assets.
  2. Certification of business processes in total quality regime to increase competitiveness on global markets.

Start Date: 1st November 2017
End Date: 31st October 2018
Duration: 12 months
Project Amount: 39.900,00 €
POR contribution: 19.950,00 €

“MICAD S.r.l.”, is a Partner of the ABE project (Abatement of vibroacoustic and chemical emissions in the marine sector) which, as a research and development project in the field of Maritime Technologies, is co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development. The activities of the project are, in fact, part of one of the priorities of the Regional Operational Programme, Objective “Investments for growth and employment” 2014-2020 or Axis 1 – “Strengthening research, technological development and innovation”, Action 1.3 – “Support for collaborative R&D activities for the development of new sustainable technologies, new products and services”.

The “ABE” project, launched on 1 November 2018, aims to respond directly to the problems induced by the vibrations of the main engines of both merchant and cruise ships, taking into account the impact on marine life through the noise produced by the hull. ABE considers the interconnection of noise, vibration and chemical emissions that characterize both merchant ships and cruise ships generated by the structure of the engine and combustion gases, with the aim of researching design methodologies and abatement technologies in order to offer the sector a system of services and new products.

The project intends to research innovative simulation / optimization methods to reduce the noise and vibrations generated by the main engines that propagate to the hull, cabins and public spaces through the Structure Borne Noise (vibration of the engine structure through the foundation of the ship) and the Exhaust Gas Noise (pulsation of exhaust gas at the exit of the turbine). As far as chemical impact is concerned, a combined catalytic/scrubber technology (filter to reduce emissions) will be developed with the aim of simultaneously reducing sulphur and nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and hydrocarbons emitted without the use of SCR (chemical emission abatement processes) systems.

Start Date: 1st November 2018
End Date: 30st April 2021
Duration: 30 months
Project Amount: 1.191.826,53 €
POR contribution: 875.972,99 €
PARTNER: AIRWORKS S.r.l., Università Degli Studi di Trieste, MICAD S.r.l. e METECH S.r.l.

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.

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