Metrology (Calibrations/Tests)


  • Dimensional
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Strength
  • Moment
  • Electric
  • Time and Frequency
  • Speed and Acceleration
  • Mass - Scales

Ensaios / Tests

  • Engineering Materials, Machinery and Products
    • Dimensional and Geometric tests with 3D coordinates measuring machines:
      • Pieces Measurement and process control support;
      • Prototypes Measurement for supporting new products design and developping processes;
      • Pieces Scan for comparison processes with CAD and for reverse engineering;
  • Equipments and facilities for Environmental/Climate Control
    • Climate Chambers for wood treatment;
    • Mufflers, Greenhouses, Baths, others
  • Machinery and mechanical Equipment
    • Safety Valves
  • Acoustics and Vibrations
    • Acoustics of buildings, environmental noise, machinery and equipment noise and workplace noise

OUR Mission

CATIM, Portuguese Technological center for the metal working industry is a non-profit private institution of public utility, that resulted from the association of interests, industries, and associations with public companies.

It was established under the Decree-Law No. 249/86 of 25th August, with the changes that were introduced by Decree 312/95 of 29th November and registered as a Public Utility Institution, as published in the Official Gazette No. 15, II series of 87/01/19, at the Commercial Registry of Oporto, Registration No. 2, under the tax number 501 630 473.


Its mission is to contribute to innovation and competitiveness of national metal industries and similar or complementary sectors.



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