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Our Technology Center and services

Our Technology Center and services

At our leading Technology Center, Constellium’s team of more than 170 specialists supports our business by developing lightweight aluminium products. We co-create solutions with customers, providing technological and analytical services.

Innovation as a source of growth

Voreppe R&D center

The Constellium Technology Center is our world-renowned leading R&D facility dedicated to aluminium and its alloys. It is a key contributor to numerous aluminium metallurgy innovations, including the design of new alloys, metallurgical tempers, products, functional applications, transformation and enabling processes.

Our Technology Center aims to:

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    leverage cutting-edge R&D practices to deliver a stream of sustainable, innovative, value-added solutions,
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    develop options for future business growth,
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    maintain technology networks in our key, shared products and processes (recycling, casting, fabrication) to ensure best-practice sharing and excellent knowledge and talent management.

Developing new customer solutions

The center’s full-scale facilities provide the ideal venue to enable us to develop new solutions that meet customer needs. It plays host to a team of approximately 85 international scientists and 87 technicians, all with unique competencies, and has a top-level international university network.

Reflecting the markets we serve, the center has established multidisciplinary teams dedicated to research and innovation in our core business activities.

Open to industry third parties

Our outstanding research and development resources are also open to third parties. The Constellium Technology Center is an initiative that offers the center’s expertise and resources to support projects requiring multiple capabilities and disciplines:

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    Material characterization and analysis
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    Production of metallurgical prototypes
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    Material design and modeling assistance
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    Corrosion study and treatment
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    Thermal treatment
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    Mechanical testing
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    Forming
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    Joining
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    Surface treatment

With our help, customers can access characterization and numerical simulation equipment and unique prototyping facilities, backed by world‑class expertise. Our equipment can be used to design, test and model high‑performance materials and processes, from the nano- to the macroscopic scale. They can benefit from support ranging from technical assistance to metallurgical prototyping. Customers can also access training programs and our extensive library of resources.

The Constellium Technology Center offer thus helps customers design and produce cost-effective materials, perfectly adapted to their needs.

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Key-fact

Constellium Technology Center's team is made up of top-class experts.

Last update 01 April 2015 Back to top