14 February 2014


Development project – LaTCh Lightweight Thermoplastic Composites
Objective: to develop and integrate new materials unidirectional thermoplastic matrix and its associated technologies and materialize with the construction of a prototype of an automobile structural component.
MCG, INEGI, and Moliporex Cadflow,
With this participation MCG aims to ensure access to new knowledge and…

…increase their competitiveness.


27 January 2014

Steel Research International

MCG has an ongoing collaboration with IST – Institute of Engineering. This relationship which has proved to be beneficial to both parties, has yielded research results of enormous interest and potential that have led to the publication of several articles, including one in the prestigious “Steel Research International” magazine, that was…

…even featured on the cover of the magazine. The topic of the article is a subject IST is very committed to studying, namely the “forming and joining of tubes”.
The latest developments of the research project have created enormous interest within several academic organizations, and industrial and commercial interest is sure to…

…follow shortly.
These developments very specifically regard the joining of tubes and of tubes to sheets, allowing for greater freedom with respect to the relative angle between the parts to be joined. Without any need for welding, this technique is based on the localized deformation of tubes, as shown on the cover…

…of the magazine and in this image.
MCG is proud to be part of and to support this research and will continue to do so, striving to make its collaboration with IST as sustainable and successful as possible.


3 May 2012

MCGday@IST 2012

Field of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Management from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and MCG mind for metal, jointly promoted this seminar for students.

Disclosure of the basic principles of the partnership agreement signed between the two institutions, through which the MCG supports and collaborates in activities of teaching…

…and research.

Delivery of the prize MCG mind for metal – best master’s thesis in the field of mechanical technology:.
Nuno Miguel Afonso Rodrigues de Freitas (with the dissertation “Thin Wall Tubular Profiles Connection – Experimental and Numerical Analysis”)