CENTIMFE, the technological centre for the mould making, special tooling and plastic industries, is a Portuguese non-profit organisation whose main goal is to support the technological development of the mould and plastics sectors in Portugal, which currently has around 200 associates. The organisation acts as the natural interface between the industry, mainly SMEs, and RTD entities, promoting technical, technological and training support to SMEs in key areas for the Tooling and Plastics Industries, developing R&D projects and providing added-value engineering and support consultancy services. Its technical intervention areas ranges from product and process engineering, rapid prototyping, processes reengineering, technology watch and intelligence, metrology, quality, ITs, Innovation and IPR management. CENTIMFE is an active promoter of sector initiatives, in close articulation with national and European Associations of the Tooling Industry, being also one of the founding members and main promoters of the European Tooling Platform.
CENTIMFE is the coordinator of MetalMorphosis consortium.