Metallurgy Research Centre


  • Numeric calculation systems (Quikcast, Vulcan, Ansys).
  • X-ray diffraction.
  • Field emission scanning electron microscope (FEG-SEM) with high-resolution equipped with two micro-analysis systems: Energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) and wavelength dispersive X-ray spectrometry (WDS).
  • Dilatometer.
  • Thermogravimetric balance.
  • 450KV CT-COMPACT industrial tomography equipment.
  • Foundry pilot plant.
  • Metallurgical quality control system: Thermolan, Thermolan-Al, PodFa, D80, D200, Dross Test, K mould
  • Equipment for the measurement of the activity of hydrogen and oxygen Hidris
  • Equipment for the evaluation of the hydrogen content Alspek-H
  • Simulation systems in real time
  • Control systems for the melting
  • Software adapted to the needs of the foundries
  • Advanced prediction systems: Software Salomon
  • Heat treatment furnaces
  • AIRPONTER continuous gas measurement systems.
  • High-volume Cascade Impactors (HCI).
  • Continuous particle measurer (GRIM).

Ramón Suarez
Metallurgy Processes R&D Director

Susana Méndez
Metallurgy Processes R&D Coordinator

Aitor Loizaga
Industry and Foundry Projects

Fernando Santos
Institutional Projects

Jon Garay
Steel research area

Enara Mardaras
Corrosion research area

Asier Bakedano
Aluminium research area

Lucía Unamunzaga
Evironment research area

Garikoitz Artola
Forming research area

Argoitz Zabala
Artificial Intelligence research area

Jose Manuel Gutiérrez
Calculus Center