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About us

MDA was founded in 2003 by Roberto Da Forno (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Prof. at Padua University), Alessio Burlon (Physicist), Sergio Badocco (Electronic Engineer). Founding members come from decades of experience in industrial automation, applied robotics, process diagnostics, computer vision, and CFD (fluid-dynamics) analysis.

Thanks to this multidisciplinary know-how, MDA has always been the perfect partner to integrate an innovative scientific/multiphysics approach into industrial applications.

Dario Da Rech (Information Engineer) joined the company in late 2013, bringing his Computer Science and Computer Vision competences to complete and improve the skills that MDA can offer to its customers.


Below are the MDA skills splitted in macro areas:


Robotic-Computer Vision-Process Automation-Test End

  • Development of motion control systems for industrial automation applications:

    • Cartesian

    • Scara

    • Anthropomorphic

    • Parallel/Delta

    • Conveyor Tracking (with vision-guided)


  • Automatic visual inspection for

    • Dimensional/geometrical conformity analysis

    • Assembly presence/absence 

    • Surface Inspection (Finishing, Scratch, Color, ..)

    • Functionally Test for LCD or LED Display (Intensity, Color, ...)

    • OCR / OCV, barcode, matrix to label compliance


  • Automatic test benches

    • Functional test of electronic cards with simulation of loads (analog / digital test / counter / True RMS / Ripple / switching times ...)

    • Test benches for assembled components with functional tests of

      • Force

      • Power

      • Couple

      • Pressure

      • Flow

      • Linear / angular velocity


  • Process Diagnostics and Remote Diagnostics via the Internet / Gsm / Gprs / Umts.

  • Robot analysis with not-stiffness wrists for deburring operations.

  • Analysis of parallel high-speed robots (20 m / s) for ultra-fast assemblies.

  • Parallel robot manipulation with collaborative manipulation (relative motion relative speed of 100 km / h) for ultra-fast assemblies.

  • Scheduling trajectories for autonomous vehicles with laser-DGPS-odometry-inertial guidance.

  • Adaptive control of continuous bending systems with variable bending radius.

  • Automatic report from production gathering data.

  • Modeling and checking of injection moulding processes by measuring inside the mould and closing the feedback with such measurements.

  • Integration of wireless sensors.

  • PLC programming: Omron, Hitachi, Beckoff.

  • Robot Programming,: Denso, Comau, Adept, Universal Robot.

  • Analysis of oleodynamic or oleo-pneumatic lifting systems.

  • Standard and long-range RFID systems with powerless tag reading up to 10 m.


XRay and CBCT (Cone Beam CT) Tomography

  • Full design of 2D / 3D / Fluoroscopy XRay Image Acquisition Systems

  • Cone Beam Tomographic 3D Reconstruction (FBP, BPF, Iterative)

  • Full development of 2D / 3D Viewer (MPR/MIP/Volume rendering)

  • Managing and optimizing images in standard Dicom 3.0

  • Image Processing / Enhancing, Artifact Reduction for 2D / 3D images

  • Development of algorithms for automatic measurements by CBCT Scan (dimensional analysis, porosity, scrap / crack checking, cluster, bubbles)

  • Full design of custom systems for in-line Tomographic applications

  • Integration of robotic and 3D-imaging for virtual/real positioning of medical devices 


Logistics with mobile robots

  • Designing fleets of mobile robots in not-structured environments

  • Middleware software development between ERP systems and robot fleet

  • Web-based multiplatform data management


CFD ( Computational Fluid Dynamic) analysis

  • Analysis in closed and open domains.

  • Fluid dynamics analysis in porous media.

  • Free-surface fluid-dynamic analysis with immiscible fluids.

  • Fluid dynamics analysis with diffusion issues of contaminants (miscible fluids).

  • Analysis of heat-conduction issues (conduction-convection-radiation , fluid + solid + thermal radiation).

  • Analysis of phase change processes.

  • Analysis of cyclone and impact separation systems.

  • Fluid analysis with non-Newtonian rheology (cast polymers, molten glass, etc.).

  • Electrical field analysis within galvanic baths.

  • Parallelization of processes for large-scale problems with GRID computing techniques.

  • Creation of computing clusters based on multiprocessor nodes and fiber-optic network.

  • Gas-dynamic analysis of shock waves production.

  • Media filtration: fluid dynamics analysis.

  • Optimization of geometry using multi-objective optimization techniques based on the concept of "Evolutionary Computation" with integration and automation of solid modeling phases - CFD solution - remeshing.


Static and dynamic FEM structural analysis

  • Tension analysis in true 3D objects.

  • Modal analysis and frequency determination and vibration modes.

  • Non-linear analysis.

  • Non-linear analysis of large deformations of rope-like systems.


Unconventional modeling

  • Dynamics of granular systems (over 100,000 particles).

  • Methods of meshfree SPH (Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics).

  • Custom models for the study of rigid motion interaction - fluid field.

  • Development of computational codes optimized for the study of high-speed drilling problems in metal, glass, plastic by SPH approach.


Solid Modeling - Virtual Reality

  • Convert into all solid formats.

  • Customizing of existing products through scripts.

  • Hyper-realistic virtual reality via mouse, joystick, cloche, external devices such as trim sensors and cameras.

  • Realization of dynamic scenes with real-time motion and sound synchronization.

  • Web3D, 3D application development via interactive and real-time web.

  • Synthesis of sounds based on collision-induced-sound.

  • Development of vehicle simulators with motion-image synchronization.

  • Development of real-time dynamic simulator, dynamics models of non-holonomic vehicles with arbitrary wheel position with/without trailers.

  • Reconstruction of 3D geometries from tomography images for biomedical applications (orthopedics, dentistry).

  • Virtual environment-hand interaction with haptic gloves and real-time collision-detection (immersive virtual reality).


Real-time dynamic

  • Development of optimized computing codes for real-time multi-body dynamics, vehicle wheel analysis, and in general for wheel system analysis.

  • Development of optimized computing codes for dynamic multi-body real-time particle systems (analysis of collapses, landslides, granule shape motions).

  • Development of customized collision-detection algorithms.

  • Development of complete virtual mannequins for security issues tests.



  • Theoretical-experimental analysis of acoustic resonances in cavities.

  • Theoretical-experimental analysis of open-field radiation.

  • Theoretical-experimental analysis of passive and active control systems of acoustic radiation in pipelines or open field



Pozzale di Cadore (BL), 1962

Motta di Livenza (TV), 1935

Cirvoi (BL), 1968

Belluno, 1940

Motta di Livenza (TV), 1948

Pozzale di Cadore (BL), 1974

Belluno, 1958

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