Quality and R+D+i

Quality is the cornerstone of our components

OURS CERTIFICATIONS

This allows a much more efficient monitoring of the traceability of the product, as well as an exhaustive quality control at any point in the process.

FAE has been, in the aftermarket sector, a pioneer in 1995 in obtaining the ISO 9001:1994 Quality Certificate in Spain. We believe that proper quality management with special attention to customer satisfaction is the only way to consolidate and expand our position in the market.

In 2009, FAE obtained the ISO 14001:2004 quality certification, which not only demonstrates our commitment to comply with current legislation on environmental protection, but also our concern with the continuous preventive improvement of any practice that leads to contamination. .

In June 2012, FAE obtained the ISO/TS 16949:2009 certificate and in 2018 the company was certified according to the IATF 16949-2016 standard as the completion of the transition process from the ISO/TS 16949:2009 automotive standard to the new benchmark IATF 16949:2016.

The EAC certificate of conformity ensures that imported products meet Russian standards as well as quality and safety requirements. Certificate.

FAE has received the PREMIER Data Supplier qualification award, which is given to organizations that achieve a high level of information quality and good data representation. With an error rate of less than 1% and with all our text modules translated into 7 languages.

Innovation as a determining factor of quality

BIORECOVER

BIORECOVER: DEVELOPMENT OF AN INNOVATIVE SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY FOR SELECTIVE BIORECOVER OF CRITICAL RAW MATERIALS FROM PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES

EThe objective of BIORECOVER is the R&D of a new sustainable & safe process, essentially based on biotechnology, for selective extraction of a range of Critical Raw Materials, from relevant unexploited secondary & primary sources: Rare Earths from Bauxite Residue, Magnesium from Mg wastes of low grade minerals and calcination by products and Platinum Group Metals from flotation tailings and PGM slags, dusts and press cake.

AMFEED

New manufacturing methods for sintered porous components based on 3D printing techniques.

The main objective of the project consists in the development of new technological scientific knowledge, based on additive manufacturing techniques, which allows obtaining metallic and ceramic pieces characterized by a controlled level of porosity, obtained through sintering processes oriented to high-value applications. added as the field of health or microelectronics.
Call: Challenges-Collaboration 2017. State R+D+i Program Oriented to the Challenges of society
Participating entities: AMES, EURECAT, FAE, CIM-UPC
Financing:
Year: 2018 – 2019

FOTOSENS

New manufacturing methods for sintered porous components based on 3D printing techniques.

The FOTOSENS project proposes the development and demonstration of advanced photovoltaic devices for powering autonomous systems based on the implementation of processes with high technological flexibility, an adequate cost-efficiency ratio and compatible with their scaling for mass industrial production stages.
Call: Challenges-Collaboration 2017. State R+D+i Program Oriented to the Challenges of society
Participating entities: FAE, University of Zaragoza, IREC
Financing:
Year: 2018 – 2021

MICRONOX

Development of a prototype of a total NOx microanalyser (NO+NO2) by chemiluminescence, for application in the automotive industry to minimize air pollution from vehicles that use fossil fuels.

Through this project, the development of a compact, economical and precise chemiluminescent analyzer suitable for the detection of nitrogen oxides in automobile emissions into the environment is proposed. The project is aligned with the “Challenge in Sustainable, Intelligent and Integrated Transport”, and specifically with its sub-challenge of “Development of new technologies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the different systems and means of transport, as well as noise pollution and environmental”, collected in the “State Plan for scientific and technical research and innovation”.
Call: Challenges-Collaboration 2017. State R+D+i Program Oriented to the Challenges of society
Participating entities: FAE, Autonomous University of Barcelona, University of Zaragoza, Carlos III University of Madrid
Financing:
Year: 2018 – 2021

MASTERPV

Innovative manufacturing solutions for cost-efficient semitransparent BIPV.

MasterPV proposes the development and demonstration of low cost innovative processes for cost efficient semi-transparent (ST)Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 (CIGS) BIPV solutions. The project involves the replacement of the Mo back contact in the traditional CIGS device architecture by chemical vacuum-free based TCO (Transparent Conductive Oxide) electrodes. This will allow achieving a
significant improvement in the aesthetic quality of the ST devices, with the elimination of the back mirror effect that is determined by the
remaining Mo regions in the modules.
Call: SOLAR ERA.NET/SERA CDTI
Financing: MINECO
Year: 2018 – 2020

FLUPRO

Creation of a virtual platform in which the different states in which an order can be found are defined: manufacturing, packaging, bulk, dispatch warehouse or in transit.

The project consists of the creation of a virtual platform in which the different states in which an order can be found are defined: manufacturing, packaging, bulk, dispatch warehouse or “in transit”. The customer will be able to track their order in real time; suppliers will be able to predict raw material needs; and the engineering department may make changes to products, processes, etc.
Call: Financial support program for R+D+i projects in the field of Connected Industry. Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness
Financing: MINECO
Year: 2018 – 2019

AMPECS

Development of a new additive manufacturing (AM) process for printing electronic devices on ceramic substrates.

The main objective of the AMPECS project is the development of a new additive manufacturing (AM) process for printing electronic devices on ceramic substrates, allowing the possibility of building final 3D parts with electronics incorporated into their own structure. This new process will allow the possibility of building and designing smaller and more efficient devices through the design advantages offered by 3D printing. For this, the designed multi-material AM process will consist of 5 axes instead of 3 axes.
Call: MANUNET
Participating entities: FAE
Financing: ACCIÓ
Year: 2016 – 2018

PRODUCTIO

PROductivity InDUstrial EnhanCement through enabling TechnlOgies will allow the adoption of productive and maintenance solutions in the connected industry and will facilitate digital trust through new security approaches.
A project in which a multisectoral and multidisciplinary National R&D Consortium participates, with the aim of “researching on various technologies, techniques, tools, methodologies and knowledge aimed at increasing the operational capacity of industrial processes (Overall Equipment Efficiency – OEE ) within the framework of the connected industry”. The project will allow the adoption of production and maintenance solutions in the connected industry and will facilitate digital trust through new security approaches.
FAE’s participation in the project focuses on researching new technologies that improve industrial maintenance processes, that help predict anomalies and failures, reduce downtime and increase machine availability. Technologies such as artificial intelligence techniques in predictive maintenance of the facilities of the multilayer ceramic technology line; predictive and assisted maintenance to be able to monitor and maintain machines distributed in our Clean Room; novel manufacturing technologies related to the connected industry that support decision-making in the production and maintenance phase; prediction of failures in systems and formulas to improve the level of global efficiency of the industrial process using Big Data analytical tools; in short, to obtain knowledge to convert machines/tools into cyber-physical systems that allow improving aspects of reliability, performance, availability, productivity and quality; and in technologies that ensure the integrity of sensor data and prevent fraudulent use by users.
Call: HUNDRED 2016
Financing: CDTI
Year: 2016 –

Cell3Ditor

The main objective of the Cell3Ditor project is to develop a 3D printing technology for the industrial production of SOFC batteries.

A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) is a ceramic-based multilayer device that involves costly and time-consuming multi-step manufacturing processes including casting, screen printing, start-up, shaping, and several thermal treatments.
In addition, these cells are manually assembled into piles resulting in additional steps for bonding and sealing, making product standardization and quality control difficult. In addition, these cells are manually assembled into piles resulting in additional steps for bonding and sealing, making product standardization and quality control difficult. Since current processing of ceramics has strong shape limitations and an extremely complex design for manufacturing (more than 100 steps), industrially manufactured cells and SOFC cells are expensive and have low flexibility and long time to market.
The main objective of the Cell3Ditor project is to develop a 3D printing technology for the industrial production of SOFC batteries, covering research and innovation at all stages of the industrial value chain (inks formulation, 3D printer development, ceramic consolidation and system integration). FAE participates as partner developing the process of consolidation of ceramics and contributing with its experience in the manufacture of cells for fuel cells.
Call: Horizon2020
Financing: UE
Year: 2016 – 2019
Web: http://www.cell3ditor.eu/

RIS3CAT COSIN

The project is aimed at developing those actions necessary to become an international scientific, technological and industrial reference in synthetic fuels from carbon of biogenic origin and water.

The project aims to cover the fundamental need of current and future energy systems to be able to store energy as chemical energy, solving the problem of how to store renewable energy on a large scale.
FAE participates in the development of more efficient electrolysis and co-electrolysis systems.
Results obtained by blocks:
Block 1: High temperature electrolyser prototype (SOEC) coupled to a methanation system for the generation of synthetic fuels.
Block 2: Integration of the high temperature electrolyser prototype (SOEC) in the biomethane pilot plant.

Access to the project

Call: RIS3CAT Energy Community
Financing: ACCIÓ – Co-financed through the FEDER Catalunya 2014-2020 Operational Program
Year: 2016 – 2018

Ris3Cat REFER

The REFER project focuses on the energetic and flexible rehabilitation of residential and tertiary buildings through the installation of solar panels and fuel cells.

The REFER project aims to improve the energy alternatives available for buildings, providing them with flexibility with several options to deal with renewable energy generation and energy efficiency. Bearing in mind that society’s great challenge is to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings and not so much in newly built buildings, where it is easier to incorporate new technologies and knowledge, the REFER project focuses on the energy and flexible rehabilitation of residential and tertiary buildings through the installation of solar panels and fuel cells, where FAE participates in the design and production of cells for fuel cells.

The scope of the project includes participation in Smart Grids, the use of “Low Carbon Technology” and energy efficiency, which are the three pillars of the community.

Call: Ris3Cat Energy Community
Financing: ACCIÓ
Year: 2016 – 2018
Web: https://refer.upc.edu/ca/projecte

SPECTRA

The main objective of the project is to achieve an improvement in urban mobility by reducing congestion and the impact on the environment with the construction of a model that incorporates a wide range of technologies.

The objective of the project is to investigate how the personal vehicle connected to the infrastructure is highly efficient, thanks to the technologies and new materials used, contributing to a more ecological mobility in the city of the future. To do this, FAE will optimize low-consumption heating materials based on graphene materials and will develop ceramic composites in order to improve the efficiency of charging stations.

Call: CIEN
Financing: CDTI
Year: 2015 – 2019

SCAPE-SOFC

The main objective of this project is the development of a new solid oxide fuel cell technology that allows the supply of auxiliary power units (APU) for the automotive sector.

In particular, it is intended to develop an industrial-scale process for manufacturing a 100Wel stack based on SOFC cells capable of operating at intermediate temperatures (T=700-800ºC) fed with H2 or CH4.
Call: EUREKA
Financing: CDTI
Year: 2014 – 2016

NHIBRID

The main objective of the project consists of the development and implementation of a hybrid additive technology that allows, in a new way, the manufacture of electronic devices in a single piece of equipment, combining 3D printing by means of DLP (Digital Light Processing) of ceramic material and 2D inkjet printing of the conductive components necessary for the circuitry of the electronic component to be developed.

FRACTAL

Development based on an Advanced Systems Spanish Technology for the Prototyping and Manufacturing of Strategic Components by means of Laser Assisted Powder Sintering.

The main objective of the project is to generate new AM forms which are oriented to large size components. Currently existing solutions are not covering this range of applications due to size, processing time and/or cost issues. Fractal seeks to combine both the opportunity to generate variable spots – by means of defined energy densities – and a novel solution powder deposition. Thereby, productivity, efficiency and processing time ratios are improved substantially.
Participating companies: ETXE-TAR S.A., AMES Group, CESA, FAE, MESUREX S.L., LANTEC 2000 systems. Etxe-tar S.A. acts as coordinator.
Outsourced entities: Laser Center of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, CEIT, AIMME, UPV / EHU, BCAM, UB.
Call: CIEN
Financing: CDTI
Year: 2014

eCUB

The main objective of the project is the development and validation of electrical storage systems, especially nanotechnology based supercapacitors. Priority is given to the use of environmentally friendly materials.

Participating Companies: FAE and IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY, SAU FAE acts as coordinator.
Outsourced entities: FBG-UB and IREC.
Call: Nuclis d’Innovacio Tecnològica
Financing: ACCIÓ. European funds for regional development
Year: 2014
RD14-1-0068

KIT LTCC

Development of the LTCC kit with a ceramic technology design: modelling, simulation and manufacturing of components and circuits, including the design methodology.

The main purpose of this project is developing an electronic system design methodology with the LTCC technology, which features a library with 3D components and building blocks, so that it can be distributed as a Process Design Kit (PDK) to the potential users of this technology.
Call: RETOS COLABORACIÓN 2014
Financing: MINECO
Year: 2014
RTC-2014-2426-7

ECOART

Development of new ecological photovoltaic coating solutions, using recycled materials for architectural integration purposes, based on chalcogenide technologies.

The main purpose of the project is obtaining CIGS and CZTS chalcogenide photovoltaic cells on ceramic and glass-ceramic supports. One of the specific objectives of the FAE is the synthesis and deposition of the CIGS compound and resulting CZTS compound with the most environmentally efficient and sustainable methods, based on the use of chemical strategies that do not require the use of high vacuum stages.
Call: RETOS COLABORACIÓN 2014
Financing: MINECO
Year: 2014
RTC-2014-2294-3

Novacost

Strategies based on processes that do not require vacuum to develop low weight and cost chalcogenide photovoltaic devices.

International Call: ERA – NET SOLAR
National Call: State Research Program, Development and Innovation focused on the Society’s Challenges. Joint International Programming Actions.

Financing: MINECO
Year: 2014
PCIN-2013-129-C02-02

FLEXART

Development of new low cost PV technologies based on printing processes, especially designed for lightweight and flexible substrates.

Call: EEA-GRANT
Financing: CDTI
Year: 2014
IDI-20140099

IMOS2

Development of Oxygen Sensors for EGR systems.

Call: InnoEmpresa Desenvolupament
Financing: ACCIÓ
Year: 2013
IEDES13-1-0052

RECLAIM

RECLAMATION OF GALLIUM, INDIUM AND RARE-EARTH ELEMENTS FROM PHOTOVOLTAICS, SOLID-STATE LIGHTING AND ELECTRONICS WASTE

Photovoltaic raw materials recovery.
Call: 7PM
Financing: UE
Year: 2012
NMP2-SE-2012-309620
www.re-claim.eu

LOCCIMIM

Low Cost Circulators for Microwave Modules

Microwave circulator for radar and telecommunication systems.
Call: Euripides
Financing: CDTI
Year: 2012
IDI-20120673

DINNAMIC

Products obtained by depositing and lamination technologies of carbon- and silver-based nanomaterials for functional automotive elements

Thermal regulation systems based in carbon nanofiber Tape.
Call: Innpacto
Financing: MINECO
Year: 2012
IPT-2012-0429-420000

TRILOBITS

Detection and identification of toxic gases.

Benzene detection sensor.
Call: Nuclis
Financing: ACCIÓ
Year: 2012
RD12-1-0008

www.trilobits.es

NANOMAT

Hybrid materials and coatings based on nanoparticles

Innovation in Tape Casting manufacturing processes to improve characteristic properties.
Call: IDI
Financing: CDTI
Year: 2011
IDI-20110571

www.ain.es/proyecto-nanomat

KIT ALZHEIMER

Systems for the detection and quantification of biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease

Biometric sensor for degenerative diseases advanced traces detection.
Participating entities. FRANCISCO ALBERO SAU (coordinator); Thrombotargets europe S.L.; Centor de Investigación Biomédica en red (CIBER); Instituto de Microelectróncia de Barcelona-Agencia estatal Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas (CSIC); Universidad de Barcelona.
Call: Innpacto
Financing: MINECO
Year: 2011
IPT-2011-1055900000

DINRAPUC

Low cost detection for early diagnosis of nosocomial infections and rationalization of the use of antibiotics in critically ill patients.

Call: Innpacto
Financing: MINECO
Year: 2011
IPT-2011-1144900000

INFINITEX

Research and development of innovative applications for textile surfaces applied inside the vehicle.

Call: Cenit
Financing: CDTI
Year: 2009
CEN_20091014

www.infinitex.es

ATON

Research and development of new power generation technologies based on thin film photovoltaic cells.

Call: Cenit
Financing: CDTI
Year: 2009
CEN_20091009

www.proyectoaton.com

NMF

Ceramic-graphite nanostructured materials for the manufacture of braking discs using multilayer technology.

Call: Experimental – Industrial Development
Financing: MITYC
Year: 2008

LTCC/SIP

Integration and modeling of embedded passive and magnetic components in monolithic ceramic technology.

Call: Applied-Industrial Research
Financing: MITYC
Year: 2008

DOMINO

Development and obtaining of innovative materials with oriented nanotechnology.

Call: Cenit
Financing: CDTI
Year: 2007

NanoAmper

Nanostructured materials as active limiters supported in amperometric sensors.

Call: PROFIT
Financing: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
Year: 2007

Nanos4

Nano-structured solid state gas sensors with superior performances.

Call: 6PM
Financing: UE
Year: 2004

ECO-SENSOR

Development of a post-combustion engine gas sensor.

Call: EUREKA
Financing: Ministerio de Industria
Year: 2000

DEGASAUTO

Research and development of high temperature gas detectors based on electronic ceramics.

Call: IBEROEKA
Financing: CDTI
Year: 1998

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