CiSMAT (Carinthia Institute for Smart MAterials and Manufacturing Technologies) is a newly founded center, dedicated to the research and development of innovative solutions for the Industry of the Future. It is part of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), and is supported by the KWF (Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungs Fonds).
CiSMAT is based on four groups conducting research in the fields of
- Smart materials and structures
- 3D printed composite materials
- Agile Manufacturing
- Sensor integration in Mechatronic Systems
CiSMAT works closely with a network of local and international companies, which it also supports in their transformation efforts towards Industry 4.0.
CiSMAT - Research Groups
- Agile production systems
- Decision support system for additive manufacturing in design process
- Multi-functionally optimized structures
- Case studies of 3d-printed composites and meta-materials
CiSMAT for Entrepreneurs
Beyond our specific areas of research, we wish to use our varied and complementary skills to help our students, colleagues, partners and start-up founders to test the technical feasibility of new concepts and possible innovative solutions to challenging problems. This work is carried out in particular within the framework of « Innochecks » projects, and Master theses. Technical feasibility studies can also be strongly supported by the KWF (see “Start F&E” Program).
Here, we also collaborate with the WING Department (Industrial Engineering and Management) at CUAS.
We offer advanced trainings in the fields of Smart Materials & 3D printing.
Our 1st CiSMAT Certificate Course on Smart Materials & 3D Printing has started in March 2021.
The next course will begin in March 2022. For more information and registration please click here.
We also offer free webinars, on Smart Materials & 3D Printing. Please click here, for more information about the next Webinar.
News & Press Releases
On June 23rd 2021, we will continue the successful series of our free CiSMAT webinars. This time we will focus on the following topics:
Shape Memory Metals & Metamaterials
The 1st CiSMAT certificate course on “Smart Materials & 3D Printing” started on March 4th, 2021.
“We see this as the start of an innovative and technological journey.” So CiSMAT & Course director Pascal Nicolay in his opening speech with Andreas Starzacher from KWF.
Three research projects with a total budget volume of € 3.3 million have just been approved. CiSMAT is significantly involved in two of these projects: I-MON and iLEAD.
We invite you to attend our online introduction to our Certificate Course “Smart Materials and 3D Printing” which will take place online, on the 25th of February 2021 from 18:30 – 19:00.
We invite you to attend our first free webinar on “Smart Materials & 3D Printing”, which will take place online, on the 18th of January 2021.