Metallurgy Research Centre


Collaboration agreement with the company RESAND for the development and implementation of an innovative foundry sand regeneration technology

AZTERLAN Metallurgy Research Centre has signed a collaboration agreement with the Finnish company RESAND Oy. The aim of this partnership is providing technological support in the implementation of an advanced sand regeneration and recycling system, which will improve the environmental impact of the foundry sector and address the current problem regarding sand management.


AZTERLAN has pantented a new range of refractory stainless steels that are more resistant to creep and thermal fatigue

HTSteels steels are a new family of super refractory steels whose chemical composition includes alloying elements not present in commercial refractory steels and a stabilization heat treatment, which ensure mechanical properties at high temperatures from the moment the material is used, reducing its deformability and favoring the deceleration of crack growth in high temperature environments.


AZTERLAN shares the main keys to perform the components’ technical cleanliness tests

The recent conference on "Technical Cleaning Tests" organized jointly by LEICA and AZTERLAN, with the participation of NEURTEK and with the support of the TABIRA Foundry Institute, has allowed to delve into some key aspects of this analytical method of great value for the automotive industry. During the session the topics covered ranged from the regulations associated with this tests to the technologies and methodologies applicable for their realization. When it comes to AZTERLAN's participation, Ana Barrena, a chemical analysis technician and an expert in technical cleanliness tests, presented the main keys of this test.


Development of iron castings with improved resistance to corrosion and wear

AZTERLAN Metallurgy Research Centre has developed a new patented methodology that allows to produce cast iron components with improved wear and corrosion properties through surface modification technologies. The innovation developed combines the contribution by means of laser cladding of an advanced metallic coating together with a preliminary casting process that conditions the surface of the component, specifically, through an innovative treatment based on metallic powders applied directly in the mould cavity.