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.
Designation of the project:
NewGenShell: New Generation High Performance Shells for Climatic Chambers
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:
Manuel da Conceição Graça, Lda
Total eligible cost:
Financial support from the European Union through the FEDER: