Works done

These are just a few examples of the work we have done.

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  • Alimentos
  • Coatings
  • Diseño de producto
  • DISEÑO ESTRATÉGICO Y PROTOTIPADO
  • Disinfection
  • Food
  • FORENSIC ENGINEERING
  • Gases
  • Glass
  • INGENIERÍA FORENSE
  • INNOVACIÓN EN MATERIALES
  • Life tests
  • Market research
  • MATERIALS INNOVATION
  • Metals
  • Microorganisms
  • Polímeros
  • Polymers
  • Product design
  • STRATEGIC DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING
  • Sustainability
  • User study
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Reverse engineering of weather-resistant plastics

What was the challenge or problem to solve? A customer found a plastic on the market that could withstand and was not affected by exposure to weathering, and wanted to reverse engineer it. There are few plastics that can withstand long exposure to weathering because it needs to have a specific composition and characteristics. The [...]

Fatigue analysis of materials and redesign of cracked components

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Fatigue in materials is a fairly common phenomenon, and in particular, there are some components that after being installed in public transport, after a few months of use, appeared with cracks and had a high risk of breaking. To avoid this, the customer requested a failure mode [...]

New ways to color metal by laser decoration

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The laser is a more functional and versatile tool than you might think. Its most common use can be for cutting, welding, new materials... but it can also perform in an optimal and sustainable way the task of laser decoration of surfaces. The process of painting a [...]

Coatings to prevent glass scratching

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Our customer challenged us to find coatings that would provide anti-scratch protection on their materials, specifically applicable to the glass surfaces with which their users interact. An elegant and transparent glass surface on which scratches or scratches appear easily not only loses aesthetic value, but these defects [...]

Design and development of a metal detector for the classification of steel and aluminum

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The objective was to create a metal detector, capable of classifying metallic elements into ferromagnetic steel and aluminum elements, and at the same time, it was possible to implement it in a given application and requirements. How was it addressed or what was the solution? The Prototyping [...]

Development of an interactive web application for the automation of data collection

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The objective was to develop a web application to automatically document the information plotted in a decision tree. Traditional decision trees are difficult to follow and do not relate branches to each other interactively. Following a decision tree and documenting the whole process is tedious, repetitive and [...]

Determination of the microbiological evolution during fermentation

What was the challenge or problem to solve? During the fermentation of a dough, the cell culture goes through different stages, varying both in quantity and in the species of microorganisms present. At each stage, the conditions of the product change, so it is of interest to carry out a microbiological study at each stage [...]

Evaluation of the antimicrobial properties of a device for food disinfection

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Food safety and disinfection is of vital importance throughout the food chain, from the industry to the consumer. While in the industry the treatments to achieve the correct disinfection of food are fully stipulated, in the domestic environment this process can become a little more complex due [...]

In-depth interviews to validate an aspiration solution

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The objective of this project focused on conducting in-depth interviews and user research in the context of household cleaning in order to validate a solution and measure user interest in the concepts proposed. The approach of this study consisted of a consumer analysis with users using a [...]

Product design and flavored waters from an interdisciplinary approach

One of the latest challenges we have faced as a team has been within the beverage sector, specifically flavored waters. The challenge consisted of designing a product that facilitates the preparation of these beverages, optimizing and improving the process that users are currently using. Since facing this challenge individually would not allow us to obtain [...]

Ultrasound for food safety improvement

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Food safety has always been an essential aspect for the industry. Now, it is becoming more and more relevant at the household level. However, consumers have to clean food easily at home and cannot be sure to clean up any impurities or chemical or microbiological contaminants that [...]

Plastic injection molding simulation to predict manufacturing defects on components

What was the challenge or problem to solve? A customer requested to perform plastic injection simulations to predict possible defects in the manufacture of components. Thanks to these simulations performed by the Prototyping team, it could be ensured that possible surface or functional defects related to part geometry or mold configuration could be detected. How [...]

Plant proteins, new ingredients for healthy and sustainable foods

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Healthy ingredients with vegetable proteins and as a whole, healthy foods, are more and more demanded by the population in recent years. However, it is sometimes difficult to find processed foods with fully healthy and sustainable ingredients. The client was interested in improving their products and improving [...]

Optimal weld design of metallic materials

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Designing a new product is a challenge on many levels, even more so in the case of the welding of dissimilar metallic materials that our customer asked us to define, namely two different stainless steel alloys. In the progress to the top of its optimization, it is [...]

Plasma application in food packaging to extend food shelf life

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The industry is constantly looking for ways to provide its packaging with new functionalities to extend the life of its products and to be more sustainable. In this case, the aim was to modify the plastic used in the food industry to extend the shelf life of [...]

3D metal printing using Binder Jetting technology

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Binder Jetting is a 3D printing technique and manufacturing method that creates parts additively using a binder. This is deposited on a metal powder, layer by layer following a 3D design. Once printing is complete, the resulting object is placed in an oven to remove the binder [...]

Redesign of plastic components for their manufacture and industrialization

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The customer requested the help of the Prototyping team to redesign some plastic components for manufacturing and industrialization. Previously, he had developed an electronic device composed of several assembled plastic elements. These components had been designed without taking into account the particularities of the plastic part design [...]

Market research in the confectionery sector

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The objective of this project focused on conducting a market study to analyze the current situation of the confectionery sector in order to identify opportunities and market niches. The approach of this study was based on conducting a competitor analysis of related products in the confectionery field [...]

Redesign of the graphic image to reflect corporate identity

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The objective of this project was based on redesigning the graphic image of a service in the industrial sector where the values and activities of the service were identified in such a way that they could be reflected in its corporate identity. The approach of this project [...]

Product analysis and brand design with sustainability values

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Adapting to the criteria, needs and demands of the market is an exercise of continuous examination outside and especially inside the field. Today's target audience may be different from tomorrow's, hence the relevance of brand design. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are increasingly visible at the user [...]

Accelerated biofilm generation and life tests

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The customer requested to evaluate the antibiofilm properties of new materials over long periods of operation (months or even years). With traditional methods, it is not possible to generate biofilm in such large quantities, so when accelerated life tests are required, the use of biofilm reactors is [...]

Chemical analysis of metallic components and evaluation of their toxicity

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The client requested the chemical analysis of some metallic components, to check if there were any substances remaining after a cleaning stage. It was of vital importance to know the chemical compounds that were released, as well as the quantity, in order to evaluate if toxicity levels [...]

Hygiene map. Detection of critical points of microorganisms and other residues

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The client requested the detection of critical points in a new product to be launched, in order to know in advance the main problems that would be encountered when it was operational in the market, and thus be able to anticipate looking for potential solutions. When analyzing [...]

Characterization of the antibiofilm properties of surfaces

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The dreaded biofilm often arises naturally on the surfaces of many materials that we use in everyday life, causing aesthetic problems or more serious problems such as corrosion, breakage or malfunctioning of components. To prevent it, there are different strategies or technologies (coatings, additives...), and that is [...]

Analysis of odors and gases in a vehicle interior

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The client asked us to analyze odors and gases inside a vehicle, as well as the different sources of emissions (due to materials, use, possible external contributions...) in order to know their importance, and thus be able to make future improvements and developments. Based on these analyses, [...]

Characterization of antimicrobial properties of surfaces

What was the challenge or problem to solve? There are different treatments and technologies (coatings, additives for plastics, topography modifications, energy treatments...) that have certain antimicrobial properties. Plastic, metal, glass, textiles.... any material can become a perfect host for bacteria. But how can you find out the level of microorganism growth in a given material? [...]

Fluid dynamic simulation for the design of a compact, high power aeration device

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The customer posed the challenge of creating a ventilation device with two fundamental characteristics: it needed a certain power of air movement, while keeping the dimensions as small as possible, Several devices and demonstrators could have been manufactured, however, sometimes hastily designing a product, without performing several [...]

Optimization of ultraviolet light devices for air disinfection

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The outbreak of the pandemic has led to significant changes in the business strategy of companies. Their concern to adapt to health regulations has forced them to consider innovation in products or services as a priority need. Of all the possible strategies, the use of ultraviolet light [...]

Solution to adhesion failures in production caused by a coating

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Interruption in the operation of a production line is one of the greatest fears in a factory. And even more so when it occurs at a crucial stage for the result to be achieved. This happened in a company located in Spain when a new coating of [...]

Flue gas analysis

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The objective of the study was the analysis of the gases that were generated during a combustion process, due to the danger and toxicity of some compounds. This information allowed the client to optimize their process and optimize the different variables to minimize the generation of unwanted [...]

Design and training of panelists for food tastings

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The organoleptic properties of a food product are essential in its final quality. Therefore, for the development of new processing technologies and new products it is necessary to ensure sensory satisfaction by the end consumer. However, unlike other analyzes in the food field, the sensory properties are [...]

Improvement of refrigerants with nanomaterials

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Refrigeration circuits need a large input of energy to function. In certain applications, current solutions are not enough and present certain temperature problems. How was it addressed or what was the solution? As an alternative, the Materials Innovation team carried out the additivation of the refrigerant with [...]

Quality control and detection of defects in electrical cables

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The client wanted to discover the cause of breakage of the insulation of electrical cables from the same supplier, which appeared during the assembly of the same in production. As it is a critical component for the safety of the end user, the solution was obtained more [...]

Quality control of a processed food

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The client wanted to know what phenomena occurred after the culinary processing of a food and especially about its physical-chemical properties. Thanks to this information, culinary processes could be optimized and better information available for customer decision-making. Different conditions and requirements were raised, from which, the behavior [...]

Detection of defects in fiberglass reinforced polyamide components

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Technical plastic parts made with polyamide (PA66) and fiberglass are more fashionable than ever with the entry of plastic in high temperature applications traditionally reserved for metals. The mechanical properties of these pieces, and their behavior in the final application, depend largely on the amount of fiberglass [...]

Analysis of air purification filter efficiency

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The bad smell during cooking (meat, fish, vegetables ...) is due to some very specific molecules that produce an unpleasant and intense smell even at very low concentrations. The objective of this work was to analyze the efficiency of certain filters to know their effectiveness against odor, [...]

Gas and silicone analysis for REACH compliance

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The client requested the analysis of certain components from some suppliers to verify the amount of silicones they contained and were released under certain conditions. It was vitally important to know these compounds, as well as the quantity, for compliance with the EU REACH regulation (certain compounds have [...]

Corrosion and stain analysis on stainless steel

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Different causes can be found behind a stain on a material. The most common is that it responds to its own deterioration, that is, that the passage of time leaves its particular mark. But ... what happens when that recurring hypothesis does not give the answer. One [...]

Detection of rubber defects and assurance of quality standards

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The customer detected problems on the assembly line caused by receiving unsuitable tires from a certain supplier. There was no clear correlation between the dimensional stability properties of the material with the usual rubber requirements. For this reason, they wanted to characterize the material and establish new [...]

State of the art of new materials for light guides

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The client wanted a prospecting and selection of plastic optical materials for high temperatures, and their use as light guides in various fields of lighting, decoration, electronic devices ... Traditional solutions based on methacrylate (PMMA) do not withstand high temperature applications, while those based on high temperature [...]

Plastics optimization with a new antimicrobial additive

What was the challenge or problem to solve? In certain applications, stains and defects generated by bacterial growth frequently appear, sometimes even generating a small biofilm on the surface (commonly known as biofilm). To prevent this, the Materials Innovation team carried out a development for the additivation of certain plastic and elastomeric materials with new [...]

Analysis of high reflectance coatings for energy savings

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The client was developing new paint formulations with high reflectance properties in the infrared area, to obtain cold surfaces outside, in dark colors, and thus achieve materials that favor energy savings In order to know if the properties achieved were the desired ones, and thus to be [...]

Accelerated lime deposition generation and life testing

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Lime build-up is one of the most common problems both in everyday objects and in industrial processes. The precipitation and subsequent accumulation of this compound in pipes or resistances, has associated certain problems such as obstructions, operating failures, increased energy consumption, accumulation of dirt or biofilm ... [...]

Development of catalytic filters to eliminate gases and bad odors

What was the challenge or problem to solve? In certain conditions and scenarios, unwanted odors are generated, or even certain compounds of low healthiness. The client wanted to evaluate the potential of catalytic filters, which would allow these compounds to be degraded and eliminated. How was it addressed or what was the solution? The Materials [...]

Design and manufacture of reactors for gases

What was the challenge or problem to solve? For the study of reactions in the gas phase it was necessary to design and manufacture reactors with certain sizes and specifications. The client defined a series of requirements, from which the reactors had to be designed and adapted to the operating conditions. How was it addressed [...]

New materials through modifications of the surface finish on glass

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Using laser technology it is possible to modify the surface of various materials, such as glass, metals, plastics ... and provide them with unique properties. Through laser texturing, it is possible to modify the surface tension of these materials, and achieve super-hydrophobic / hydrophilic surfaces. The client [...]

Controlled generation of gases and aromas

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The client requested the generation and reproduction of different aromas, or VOCs (volatile organic compounds) under certain conditions and concentrations. All this, to reproduce the conditions of a real scenario in a controlled way. Control of concentrations was critical, as high precision and different temperature ranges were [...]

New materials through surface finish modifications in plastics

What was the challenge or problem to solve? There are new materials or certain coatings that are applied to achieve hydrophobic surfaces and certain properties. However, these treatments sometimes have certain limitations: toxicity, difficult to industrialize/recycle, high cost ..... As an alternative and inspired by hydrophobic structures found in nature (lotus leaf), similar properties can [...]

Food optimization for 3D printing

What was the challenge or problem to solve? 3D food printing can be used in a multitude of applications. To confirm that the food formula you want to work with is suitable for 3D printing, it is recommended to characterize it within the properties that affect print quality. In this study, different physical parameters related [...]

Selection of an austenitic stainless steel alloy resistant to corrosion

What was the challenge or problem to solve? This study aimed to select the optimal alloy and surface finish of austenitic stainless steels for certain conditions of use, comparing the useful life of various materials by analyzing their resistance to corrosion meeting the requirements of the ISO 17475:2005 standard. How was it addressed or what [...]

Development of catalytic filters to remove ozone

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The use of ozone as a sanitizer has positioned itself as one of the most competitive options due to its high efficiency, the absence of consumables and ease of use. However, given the toxicity of ozone, we wanted to develop a system that would allow the elimination [...]

Flaw detection and redesign of aluminum conductors

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The objective of this study was to analyze the type of fracture of aluminum and copper metallic conductors after completing their life tests, and how the applied stresses affect them in order to select and make them more robust. How was it addressed or what was the [...]

Economic feasibility analysis for a new appliance

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Within the household appliances sector, a new opportunity is detected to launch a product in emerging markets. The objective of this project was to analyze the economic viability of this concept to understand how it should be introduced in the market. The starting point of the project [...]

Technical feasibility analysis for a new appliance

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Our client needed to know the limitations of his idea regarding volume, weight, energy required, operating times and minimum retail price. They were clear about the main function but needed to assess its technical feasibility, that is, if it was really possible and if the final result [...]

Detection of paint defects by microscopy 

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The objective of the study was the microscopic inspection of the paint applied on the same steel substrate, to determine why a certain aesthetic defect (veil effect) appears in defective samples, and thus comply with ISO 12944. How was it addressed or what was the solution? To [...]

Simulation of wear and service life of components using life cycles

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The objective was to analyze the mechanical parts lifetime of a final product. The process required performing repetitive cycles simulating the habitual use of the device by a user, to simulate component wear and detect possible product failures. The number of cycles to be performed amounted to [...]

State of the art technologies for disinfection and purification

What was the challenge or problem to solve? There are a large number of energy solutions and technologies for the sanitation and disinfection of surfaces, food, the environment ... Among the best known and most widespread in the market, you can find ozone, ionizers, ultraviolet light, plasma, ultrasound, electrical pulses ... To select the most [...]

Characterization of lubricants in different batches

What was the challenge or problem to solve? A series of anomalies and production failures were detected due to differences in the behavior of the lubricant from the same supplier and different batches. After discarding various hypotheses, it was decided to check if the different ones had the same composition. How was it addressed or [...]

Development of an application to control a device

What was the challenge or problem to solve? When designing the electronics of a new product, it usually requires certain adjustments in the variables or methods that govern the components. As well as carrying out numerous life cycle tests to analyze the viability of the product. These tests often require to be carried out by [...]

Design thinking. Identification of a new business opportunity in the beverage sector

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The project objective consisted of identifying a new opportunity within the beverage sector for the launch of a new product typology. The approach consisted of an in-depth analysis of the strategic sector and an investigation of the users, in order to identify which opportunities were worth working [...]

Development of a new home care product

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The main focus was on understanding the home care sector, completely unexplored by the company, and designing and developing a new disruptive product. Achieving the final objective of ensuring its success in the market through the design of the business model. The study was carried out using [...]

Development of a new product for food preservation

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The objective of this project was to design a new product related to food preservation in the domestic environment that adapts to the needs of users. The focus of this study consisted mainly of researching users to understand their needs and to be able to provide solutions [...]

Detection of defects during the transport of parts

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The study was based on determining the cause of fracture of thermoplastic parts (mixture of POM + PTFE) during transport. To identify the cause of the failure, a forensic analysis of several pieces was performed, carrying out tests with different analytical techniques. How was it addressed or [...]

Design and manufacture of a gas test bench for catalysts

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The Materials Innovation team had to develop a new gas test bench to characterize the performance of gas degradation. This setup was used to study catalytic filters as a preventive technology for the degradation of volatile organic compounds and unhealthy substances. How was it addressed or what [...]

Study of the final quality of a food

What was the challenge or problem to solve? During food processing, the cellular structure of its matrix can be altered. Scanning electron microscopy and subsequent image analysis were used to determine the degree of alteration and correlate the intensity of the processing with the final quality of the product. This tool allows to visualize structural [...]

Study of the degradation of a food after its processing

What was the challenge or problem to solve? During food processing its quality may be affected. Among the qualities affected can be found food safety, physico-chemical properties, sensory attributes or nutritional composition. In this case, the effect of processing on the nutritional quality of a processed product was studied. Study based on terms of antioxidant [...]

State of the art and characterization of plasma devices

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The aim was to study the competitive advantages of plasma as a technology in the field of disinfection and its physico-chemical characteristics. In order to study the implementation, it was necessary to choose the appropriate type of plasma, quantify its sanitizing power and safety conditions. How was [...]

Optimization of a new lubricant in production line

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Before making the decision to implement a new lubricant within one of our clients' production processes; At Infinitia Research we carried out a deep characterization and evaluation of this improvement. For that, the Materials Innovation team carried out a study in which the real conditions of the [...]

State of the art antimicrobial surfaces

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The Materials Innovation team carried out a review of the state of the art of commercial antimicrobial solutions with the aim of knowing the current solutions, pros / cons and evaluating potential applications. According to the client's needs and application requirements, the search focused on and narrowed [...]

Detection of defects in aluminum pipes from a market claim

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The objective was to find out what caused leaks in toxic gas transport pipes corresponding to the same manufacturing period. In addition to this, solutions were proposed to prevent their recurrence. After a first inspection of the defective components, the forensic analysis focused on identifying the cause [...]

Detection of defects in polyamide components

What was the challenge or problem to solve? The analysis was focused on determining the cause of breakage of a complete batch of polyamide parts (PAA66) at the assembly workstation of a production line. To identify the cause of the failure, a forensic study was carried out with pieces from different lots, performing various tests [...]

Characterization of gases released by plastics

What was the challenge or problem to solve? Knowing the composition of the raw material and knowing which chemical compounds (volatile) are released in plastic components from different suppliers in order to comply with the EU REACH regulation. After a literature search, the analysis of the chemical composition was carried out with the help of [...]

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