Research and Development

In this project, MICAD wants to profoundly innovate its prototyping process with the aim of orienting its commercial actions no longer exclusively towards prototyping process with the aim of directing its commercial actions no longer exclusively towards the shipyard or producer but directly involving the end user.

In the case of the production of designs focused on the representation of shapes and spaces or the evaluation of ergonomics and materials, the end user may be for example the shipowner.
On the other hand, with regard to the production of works with a higher technical content, the final customer could be the production manager of a production site such as a shipyard. For both objectives, it will be necessary to strengthen the company’s ability to involve all the users’ senses, with the aim of arousing positive emotions in the soul of those who live the buying experience, a real path towards agreement between the parties who mutually exchange “trust”.
The involvement of the senses passes through the user’s enjoyment of the product prototype that will soon be available to him. So, virtual prototypes in which the user can easily immerse himself and on which he can operate as if they were real.

With this project, Micad intends to create virtual prototypes, in the fastest and most engaging way possible, with the aim of testing their functions and measuring their performance. This is possible, in a way that is extremely usable for the non-technical user, by creating virtual environments in the most general sense, i.e. mixed realities in which digital information merges with that of the reality surrounding the user.
The technologies to be used are both “Virtual Reality (VR)” and “Augmented Reality (AR).

Start Date: 14th January 2021
End Date: 13th April 2022
Duration: 15 months
Project Amount: 149.492 €
POR contribution: 89.695 €

“MICAD S.r.l.”, is a Partner of ABE (Abbattimento delle emissioni vibroacustiche e chimiche in ambito navale- Reduction of maritime related noise, vibration and chemical emissions) a Research and Development project in the field of maritime technologies. The latter is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and in the framework of Regional Operational Program (2014-2020) of the Italian Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, Objective “Investments to support Growth and Employment Objective 2014-2020”, Axis 1 – “Strengthening research, technological development and innovation”, Action 1.3 – “Support of collaborative R&D activities for the development of new sustainable technologies, products and services”.

The project ABE started on 1st November 2018 and is designed to give an answer to a set of problems related to engine vibrations of merchant and cruise vessels, with consideration to the hull-related noise impact on the marine environment. ABE considers the interconnection of noise, vibration and chemical emissions inducted and generated by engine and flue gasses plants, it plans the research of design methodologies and technologies for emissions reduction in order to provide a set of new services systems and new products.

The projects aims to deepen simulation / optimization methods for noise and vibrations reduction generated by main engines and spread on the hull, cabins and common areas though the Structure Borne Noise (vibration of the engine structure through the ship foundation) and Exhaust Gas Noise (throbbing of exhaust gases in the exit of the turbine). In relation to the chemical impact, a combined catalytic technology / scrubber (filter for reduction of emissions) will be developed with the aim of reducing simultaneously nitrogen and sulphur oxides, particulate and hydrocarbons generated without use of SCR systems (chemical systems for reduction of emissions).

Start Date: 1st November 2018
End Date: 30th 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.

“MICAD S.r.l.”, is a Partner of the UBE 2 project (Underwater Blue Efficiency 2) which, as a research and development project in the field of Maritime Technologies, is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. 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”.

UBE 2, launched on 1 December 2018, aims to define a scientific method for assessing the quality of the entire ship project in relation to the vibratory phenomenon and predict the triggering of phenomena strongly non-linear to date well known of which is not clear neither the deep nature, nor the root causes that generate them. Correlations between the vibrational behaviour, measured under real operating conditions, and the variations in the fluid dynamic range of the living work will be sought, with particular interest in the propeller and all the appendices. Through fluid dynamic simulations we will try to obtain the physical descriptions missing from the measurements made in real life. Analysing a minimum of three pleasure yachts, different in size and displacement, a multivariable response surface of the vibratory phenomenon will be established, which can be exploited and extended to all planing boat projects.

The final objective of the project is to understand the physical vibratory phenomenon and obtain a design method that allows to mitigate or prevent the emergence of this phenomenon by identifying a reduced set of parameters and related thresholds of eligibility.

Start Date: 1st December 2018
End Date: 30th May 2021
Duration: 30 months
Project Amount: 867.642,80 €
POR contribution: 587.127,26 €
PARTNER: Monte Carlo Yachts S.p.A. (Capofila), MICAD s.r.l., Università di Trieste e Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati-SISSA

The target of the EASYPRO project is to develop a modular collaborative hardware/software infrastructure that can coordinate all the project activities of the vessel, allowing the timely sharing of the necessary information.
The infrastructure will allow users to:
  • easily manage and distinguish the time and logic phases of a project;
  • assign roles to team resources;
  • manage, assign and monitor activities to one or more people;
  • set up logics of dependency between activities;
  • clustering activities to make project development more efficient
  • analyse priorities between project activities and level resources;
  • diversify activities on the basis of model structures adapted to shipbuilding;
  • generate project timesheets;
  • set milestones;
  • archive project deliverables in a secure, accessible and shared way;
  • overcome e-mail as an internal and external communication tool using web 2.0 tools;
  • monitor and manage project costs;
  • diversify the user experience according to the user’s tasks;
  • to archive and share the acquired know-how in a simply reproducible format;
  • create reports.

Start Date: 30st April 2019
End Date: 29th April 2021
Duration: 24 months
Project Amount: 143.912,82 €
POR contribution: 57.565,13 €

The project proposes the utilization of RCF (Recycled Carbon Fibers), using non-woven fabrics, in the aeronautical sector and in particular to create interior components.

The following macro objectives will be pursued within the project:

  • Optimization of the RCF recovery process for the production of top quality non-woven fabrics; 
  • Development and definition of a process for the realization of RCF-based non-woven fabrics, for the applications of interest; 
  • Development and definition of a liquid infusion process with RTM technology for the production of RCF-based composite materials; 
  • Design, implementation and validation of non-woven fabrics prototypes and related components for aeronautical interiors; 
  • System for traceability of materials / semi-finished products / products obtained from RCF.

Start Date: 19th November 2018
End Date: 16th April 2020
Duration: 17 months
Project Amount: 712.030,39 €
POR FESR-FSE 2014/2020 contribution: 505.130,17 €
“Avviso INNONETWORK – Sostegno alle attività di R&S per lo sviluppo di nuove tecnologie sostenibili, di nuovi prodotti e servizi”

PARTNER: KARBOREK RCF S.r.l.(Capofila), Giannuzzi S.r.l., Sinapsi, Micad S.r.l. ed Enea.

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: 30th 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.

Start Date: 10th April 2017
End Date: 9th April 2019
Duration: 24 months
Budget: 1.332.380,30€
Fundable contribution: 878.440,85 €