Metallurgy Research Centre


Fire and Emergency Services from Bizkaia improve their preparation by the hand of specialists from the IK4-Azterlan Metallurgical Technical Center and the Gestamp Group.

This important initiative is linked with one of the research lines of IK4-Azterlan, directly related to the hot stamping technology. Specialists from the technical centre have shared with the emergency services the main characteristics of the Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS) increasingly used in a wide range of components from the body in white of passenger vehicles. The working session has allowed sharing advanced knowledge about these new materials which will help to define more effective and safer rescue protocols in case of car crash accidents.


Workshop “Inclusion analysis in steel”

A total of 58 technicians from 43 companies, universities and research centers have taken part in the workshop "Analysis of non-metallic inclusions in steel" held at IK4-AZTERLAN on the 12th and 13th of May.