R&D Expertise

Materials | Manufacturing

Our business involves designing, developing, testing and manufacturing prototypes (parts, assemblies, optical systems, control systems, software, etc.). From simple characteristics testing, to expert assessments of material behavior problems, to product development studies, our teams propose the appropriate solutions using proven scientific approaches. The quality of our customer service and our responsiveness allow us to better understand your expectations and to efficiently direct the expertise to be conducted, in complete confidentiality.

Our team of engineers and technicians specialized in the field of materials and technologies also relies on the scientific skills of the laboratories of the University of Burgundy, in particular through the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB -UMR* 6303), the Centre d’Excellence en Métallurgie des Poudres (EXCALIBURE), the Institut de Chimie moléculaire de l’Université de Bourgogne (ICMUB – UMR* 6302) as well as the DRIVE – Département de Recherche en Ingénierie des Véhicules pour l’Environnement (EA** 1859) et ImViA – Imagerie et Vision Artificielle (EA** 7535) laboratories.

With the Burgundy-Franche Comté Regional Council’s financial support, we have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to meet your demands and innovation projects.

We are also Centre de Ressources Technologiques (CRT) and Plates-Formes Technologiques (PFT) certfiied. For more information

(*) Unité Mixte de Recherche

(**) Equipe d’Accueil

Our team supports you in your R&D projects or carries out analyses, according to your needs, with the scientific support of our network of researchers in Burgundy.

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Main partner laboratory: Centre d’Excellence en Métallurgie des Poudres (EXCALIBURE) – Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB)

CALHIPSO is specialized in powder metallurgy and uses innovative techniques of Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) and Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) by studying powders. These technologies consist of sintering metallic or ceramic powders to obtain prototypes of parts and assemblies with a shape close to that of the part to be manufactured. We support you from the design phase (digital) to the creation of the final part, by using powder metallurgy techniques for manufacturing metallic or ceramic parts and/or assemblies. The HIP/SPS technologies (see techniques: HOT ISOSTATIC PRESSING AND SPS offer the possibility of:

  • producing assemblies by diffusion without material input
  • conducting post-processing temperature and pressure cycles to eliminate closed porosity

Hot isostatic pressing (HIP) | Flash sintering or SPS | Mechanical powder processing | Chemical powder processing

Technological advantages:

  • Reduce the amount of raw materials

  • Achieve fine and homogeneous microstructures

  • Move towards new alloy formulations

All these contributions often result in improved mechanical properties reducing the wear of parts subjected to constrained or hostile environments

Possible uses:

  • Implementing heat treatments of parts from conventional manufacturing and improved properties
  • Developing parts made of innovative alloys (composition and/or microstructure) in order to improve their performance in service
  • Limiting machining operations and reducing the consumption of raw materials
  • Producing components for nuclear, defense, Oil&Gas (Valve body, tubing, ballistic protection…).

Main partner laboratory: Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB)

We support you with expert assessments and the development of your assemblies, through the use of advanced welding techniques (see techniques: LASERS) up to the mechanical, metallographic and physico-chemical characterizations.

Our equipments allow us to manufacture your specific assemblies and we support you from the design to their commissioning. Thanks to this, you can produce your products in a safe and reliable way, and check their durability.

Dissimilar material assemblies| Welding method optimization | Thin and thick part assemblies | Part repair | Surface design | Laser technology training | Studies and modeling of physical and thermomechanical phenomena

Technological advantages:

  • A team of professionals specialized in the field of laser joining
  • A state-of-the-art technology park
  • From product design through optimization of the production line to the analysis and qualification of products and processes

Possible uses:

  • Developing assemblies of dissimilar materials and create new functionalities
  • Developing and optimizing welding operating modes or Simulating and modeling welding processes
  • Developing your assemblies of low or high thickness
  • Repairing your high value-added parts
  • Carrying out surface design for esthetic or mechanical applications
  • Training personnel in laser technology

Main partner laboratory: UMR Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB)

We offer you personalized support and we implement all our scientific and technical skills as well as our large panel of state-of-the-art equipment (see techniques: NANOFABRICATION) to satisfy your nanofabrication needs.

Our experts offer customized solutions to your industrial problems related to nanofabrication in order to improve your products and processes or to integrate nanotechnologies into your products.

Integrate nanotechnologies into your products!

Technological advantages: state-of-the-art processing and characterization equipment

Possible uses:

  • Developing metallic (noble metals) and dielectric (silica, titanium oxide, etc.) thin films for protection and functionalization
  • Creating surface calibration samples (from the micrometer to the ten nanometer range)
  • Integrating metallic nanoparticles on lithographic supports and patterns

Main support laboratory: Laboratoire DRIVE (Département de Recherche en Ingénierie des Véhicules pour l’Environnement)

Developing powertrains, optimization, energy efficiency | Non-destructive testing by Infrared Camera | Non-destructive testing by Ultrasound | Non-destructive testing by Acoustic Emission

Technological advantages: state-of-the-art equipment (shock tube (10 tests/day), powertrain-type vehicle test bench, hemi-anechoic and reverberation chambers)

Possible uses:

  • Testing bio-based composites thanks to our high-performance equipment
  • Characterizing the vibratory and acoustic footprint of a structure
  • Developing an alternative fuel
  • Optimizing systems in order to improve safety in transport

Are you looking for training on one of our skills?

Please contact us and we will develop a training program together that is adapted to your needs.

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We offer tailor-made R&D programs that guarantee you access to state-of-the-art scientific and technological expertise and resources.

Scientific and technical platforms

PLATEFORM3D: support with new product creation (design, geometry): new design and 3D printing technologies, evolution of mechatronic products

IASP: support with production automation, through the implementation of interfaces adapted to production management, connected objects, BIM

O3PI: support with the integration of electronic components and circuits on 3D surfaces, agromaterials, BIM

Platforms: FLAIR, LASER, STM3D (automotive platform)

State-of-the-art equipment and laboratories

  • 1600 m² equipment hall
  • Powder metallurgy: SPS, HIP, mill, synthesis
  • Laser welding: Continuous and pulse laser, MIG/MAG, CMT, TIG, Robots.
  • Mechanical endurance and vibration: DMA-DMTA/visco-elastic, vibro-acoustics
  • NDT: US, IR, EA, digital RX, active thermography
  • Software: CAD, FE calculations, FEM COMSOL, ABACUS
  • Nanofabrication: lithography, evaporators
  • 3D printing: 3D printer, etchings
  • Machining and EDM: automation

A team of experts and scientists at your disposal

About twenty engineers, technicians and university scientific correspondents on sites in Dijon, Le Creusot, Chalon, Auxerre and Nevers

A link with nearly 150 researchers from the supporting laboratories specializing in processes, materials, materials durability, chemistry, transport as well as imaging, control, industrial vision and artificial intelligence

  • Manufacturing complex shaped parts in innovative alloys by SPS and HIP
  • Using lasers to assemble elements for electrical assistance of vehicles (study, process development and prototypes)
  • Printing 3D parts, integrating electronic circuits on surfaces, nanofabrication…
  • Energy absorption structures in hybrid linen/carbon/epoxy composite for automobile competition
  • Developing a learning algorithm for object detection on a moving vehicle

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Financing schemes: you can benefit from Sayens’ approved schemes

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to develop new products ?

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