AIMEN Technology Center is a Non Profit Association constituted by 108 companies, which supplies technological support to more than 500 companies dedicated to industrial or commercial activity related to metallurgy, automotive sector, civil construction, mechanics, shipbuilding, chemicals, foundry, machinery, ceramics, food, cement, wood and its derivates, plastics, engineering, assembly and others.

AIMEN promotes and undertakes research, as well as improves design, simulation and joining technologies.


CMF designs and manufactures, production and transfer systems lines, machines for sheet metal works (cutting, shearing, bending rolling...), welding machines, conveyor lines, robotic manipulators, control machines... CMF works with the following industrial sectors: aerospace, automotive, defence, energy, railway, shipyard, environment.




ENSA was created in 1973 to design, build and operate an industrial plant to undertake the manufacturing of primary components of Nuclear Steam Supply Systems of reactors of any type. Over the years ENSA has delivered many heavy components (reactor pressure vessels, steam generators, pressurizes, core structures, etc.) under contract from the main international reactor vendors, for nuclear power plants all over the world.


The FhG IWS (Institute for Material and Beam Technology) is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, a non profit research organization in Germany. The FhG IWS is working for industrial customers and public research projects. In the area of laser technologies, the FhG IWS focuses on laser materials processing and the development of laser specific system solutions. To fulfill its mission to develop new technologies for industrial customers and to support them during the technology transfer, FhG IWS developed a core competence in the area of system technologies.


Industrias Técnicas de Galicia, S.A. (INTEGASA) began their activities in the metallurgical sector in 1974 where, from the very beginning, they became experts in thermo-mechanical design and the manufacture of heat interchangers and pressure vessels.


LABOR is an industrial research laboratory set up with the support of a group of university professors from the Department of Industrial Chemistry and Department of Applied Mechanics of the Faculty of Engineering of the University La Sapienza of Rome.
LABOR's mission is to carry out R&D activities and projects in close co-operation with industry and public research bodies, establishing with them long term research and cooperation agreements, for the access to research structures and the employment of research personnel.

Grupo Precisgal started their activities by machining small precision parts and small batches for the sewing machining industry. At this moment, PRECISGAL has different clients in all the countries of Europe, and in some other countries of North and South America and Asia some of them are the reference at European level in different sectors like automotive or food-cans. PRECISGAL routinely performs internal activities of R&D to achieve continuous improvement of manufacturing processes as well as working actively with customers on development of new products, process optimization, etc. .


PRECITEC KG in Rodgau is a leading manufacturer of laser optics and complete systems for laser processing and for high quality industrial measuring and control technology. PRECITEC has gained an international reputation for being an expert in providing complex system solutions for laser material processing. PRECITEC manufactures several laser processing heads with long life, non-contact distance sensors, reliable in industrial applications.


Sill Optics manufactures and assembles precision lenses and mounts. Their employees are skilled technicians for professionally dealing with fine optics, fine mechanics or special tools. Additional qualified technicians check the quality of our lenses after final handling on a 100% level. Sill Optics offers laser optics for various applications. The bandwidth of our laser optics covers the range from 193 nm to 10.6 µm for different laser types from continuous wave lasers to ultra short pulse lasers in the femto-second region.




The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 262455