Introduction

    The Light Alloys and Surface Treatments Design Centre (CDAL) is a centre of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) dedicated to applied research and technology transfer.

    CDAL is member of  Barcelona Aeronautics and Space Association (BAIE).

    The centre activities are carried out in close collaboration with Spanish and European Union firms.

Objectives:

     The main aim of CDAL is to contribute to industrial development, providing innovation and incorporating new technologies as a competitiveness strategy.

How it acts:

    Developing technological research, transferable to industry, attending the productive activity of the companies, collaborating in:

     CDAL carries out technical reports about precise problems, but its main task is to maintain the collaboration with the companies at mid-term and long-term, contributing to the improvement of the competitiveness of processes and products.

     CDAL aims at being the technological partner of the companies with which it collaborates.