The generation of knowledge to be directly transferred to the industry is the core mission of IK4-AZTERLAN Metallurgy Research Centre.
As a technology center specialized in metallurgy and metallic transformation processes, our research lines are aligned with the main challenges of different industries such as iron and steel, high pressure die casting, forging, stamping and lamination companies and their customer sectors, among others.
IK4-AZTERLAN provides basic and applied research capabilities, as well as technology transfer to companies by means of technological support and R&D projects, targeted at improving their efficiency and competitiveness.
The identification of key needs for continuous improvement, the creation of multidisciplinary teams along with technicians from the own companies and the proximity in the technological development that enables the mentioned competitive improvement are the pillars that guide our efforts and working projects.
Our research teams have a high specialization level in the following working lines:
Metallurgy Processes R&D Director
Metallurgy Processes R&D Coordinator
Industry and Foundry Projects
Steel research area
Corrosion research area
Aluminium research area
Evironment research area
Forming research area
Artificial Intelligence research area
Jose Manuel Gutiérrez