NOVOTECH is a key partner for many industries working in the aerospace field and other advanced technology sectors. The Company was founded in 1992 as a spin-off engineering consulting company from the Department of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Naples "Federico II"; by its nature, it still maintains close contacts with scientific institutions, as Universities and Research Centres, in force of several industrial and research activities especially, but not exclusively, in the aerospace field.
In order to keep high competitiveness on the market, NVT has developed a specific and nowadays well consolidated know-how especially focused on design, production and certification of aircrafts and aircraft components.
For what concerns the manufacturing activities, a branch of the R&I Department has developed advanced skill in innovative manufacturing processes, especially related to composites, as Automated Fiber Placement (AFP), Liquid Resin Infusion (LRI), Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) and Prepreg Compression Moulding (PCM) techniques. Within this context, starting from the end of 2014, NVT has been identified by Cytec Solvay Group as qualified laboratory for development and testing on new materials for AFP, RTM and PCM processes.
Regarding to the production of components by automated technology process and static/dynamic analyses and testing, NVT received ISO 9100 certification thus proving the high level of competence and standards that can be assured on this type of activities.
Currently, the Company is involved in several research projects both at national and European level, dealing with the investigation and characterization of innovative configurations and processing of multifunctional CFRP multi-layer materials to manufacture with automated technology.
NOVOTECH has always been involved in research projects in partnership with Companies, Universities and Research Centers of the industrial world concerning design, testing and manufacturing of aeronautical structures such as: AIRGREEN2, SPIA, COGEA, ASAM, LAMITECH, PROALATECH, FACE etc.
What we do in NHYTE
In the frame of the NHYTE project, NOVOTECH is leading WP9 as the Project Coordinator as well as WP1, WP4, WP5 and WP6 activities.WP9 includes project management and coordination activities providing the necessary organizational substrate for the fruitful implementation of the project. Further involvement of NOVOTECH will be realised within the technical part of the project. In particular, it will perform the design, installation and acceptance of the automated prototype equipment that will enable the fabrication of the new hybrid composite material, while it will be steeply involved in the activities for the development and implementation of the new hybrid prepreg material. In continuation, several tests on the material and the proposed manufacturing processes will be carried out by NOVOTECH and in cooperation with other partners as well. Apart from these, the project Coordinator , thanks to its expertise, will have a specific focus on all manufacturing phases realised during the project by the in-situ consolidation automated fiber placement process (ISC-AFP).