NEWGENSHELL

High Performance Shells for Climatic Chambers

As part of the activities and competencies of the MCG mind for metal R&D team, the NewGenShell project – New Generation of High Performance Shells for Climatic Chambers aims the research, design, development, prototyping, and validation of a new concept of climate boxes (with isothermal enclosures) with integrated climate control modules.

 

This modular system will originate large test chambers – where a complete automobile can fit, for example –, capable of generating extreme temperature conditions (-75ºC to 180ºC), relative humidity (10% to 98%) and variable ventilation.

 

MCG mind for metal’s main responsibility in this project is the development of the structural solution – a multilayer sandwich panel – as well as its mechanical and hydrothermal sizing. The other contribution of the company also goes through the development of the process of continuous automatic stainless-steel welding (internal welding).

 

The NewGenShell project responds to challenges posed by the automotive, aeronautics, electronics, biotechnology and refrigeration/cryogenic industries, areas that currently look for systems with these characteristics.

 

The other two entities present in the consortium are Aralab, a manufacturer of climatic and laboratory equipment for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and industrial markets; and ITeCons, the NE entity of the SI & I dedicated to the design, development, and validation of new products and technological systems.

 

See all the information on the official NewGenShell project website or through the complete MCG CASE STUDY about the NewGenShell project.

 

Full record:

Designation of the project:
NewGenShell: New Generation High Performance Shells for Climatic Chambers
Project code:
LISBOA-01-0247-FEDER-033413
Main goal:
The project aims at the design, development, prototyping, and validation of a new concept of climate boxes (with isothermal enclosures) with integrated climate control modules, the NewGenShell.
Region of intervention:
Lisbon
Beneficiary entity:
Manuel da Conceição Graça, Lda
Start date:
2018-09-03
Completion date:
2020-08-31
Total eligible cost:
EUR 834.718,54
Financial support from the European Union through the FEDER:
EUR 429,794.55