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CeNTI provides solutions for the prediction, optimization and evaluation of the real performance of products using state-of-the- art competences and technologies. The focus is on the thermal performance of products such as clothing, footwear, sleeping bags, bedding products, car seats, helmets, heating/cooling systems and building materials/structures, through the use of several technologies and approaches.

CeNTI is capable of providing complete prototyping and product development services, encompassing R&D development and proof-of concept, pilot-scale process development and prototype/ product engineering.

CeNTI’s technologies enable full cycle development of new solutions ranging from:

  • Embedded electronic devices
  • Printed electronics
  • Organic printed electronic devices 
  • Industrial process development
  • Thin film and polymer coatings
  • Advanced fibres &yarns
  • Functional coatings for flexible, rigid and 3D substrates
  • Design & Digital Fabrication

This area is divided in 2 major programs:

  • Product Virtual Optimization and Characterization
  • Product Engineering and Prototyping

CeNTI Solution Design & Engineering platform includes:

  • Finite-Elements tools (FEM/FEA)          
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics tools (CFD)        
  • Energy efficiency analysis tools             
  • High Performance Workstations           
  • Walk-in Climate Chamber        
  • Thermal sweating manikin       
  • Thermal sweating foot
  • Portable data loggers
  • Infrared camera           
  • Portable goniometer  
  • Treadmill & cyclo ergometer   
  • Skin measurement tools          
  • Emissometer  

New Technologies:

  • 3D Printing
  • 4D CNC Milling
  • Termoforming equipment
  • CO2 Laser technology
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Heated Lamination
  • Manual pressure heat transfer
  • UV Curing
  • IV Curing
  • Finishing Technologies
  • High temperature furnace

 

 

These technologies allow the following:

  • Pre-prototype performance prediction
  • Pre-prototype identification of performance limiting factors
  • Pre-prototype performance optimization
  • Analysis of buildings energy efficiency
  • Thermal perfomance
  • Cooling and heating performance
  • Moisture Management
  • Infrared imaging
  • Climatic exposure
  • Dynamic monitoring
  • Wear trial
  • Body range-of-motion
  • Surface emissivity
  • Thermal insulation
  • Evaporative resistance
  • Gadgets integration
  • Proof of concept design
  • 3D additive manufacturing prototypes
  • 3D subtractive manufacturing prototypes
  • Molding prototypes
  • Encapsulating flexible prototypes
  • Overlaying rigid products
  • Coating surfaces
  • Surface Finishing
  • Pre-serial process