IK4 Research Alliance
IK4-TEKNIKER IS A TECHNOLOGY CENTRE MADE UP OF PEOPLE WHOSE VOCATION AND COMMITMENT ARE FOCUSED ON ENHANCING THE INNOVATIVE CAPABILITIES OF THEIR CUSTOMERS AND FURTHERING THEIR TECHNOLOGICAL CAPITAL TO BE MORE COMPETITIVE, ALTHOUGH IN A SUSTAINABLE MANNER, BY PRODUCING AND APPLYING SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE.
RESEARCH AREAS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
The ultimate goal of the Advanced Manufacturing strategy is to focus on more knowledge intensive manufacturing activities associated with a higher added value.
The ultimate purpose of the Product Engineering strategy is to make progress in terms of product concept development and to not only design and develop its components, both electrical and mechanical, but also the software. This approach makes it possible to obtain an end product suitable for marketing after undergoing a number of manufacturing processes.
The incorporation of cutting-edge technologies is not only necessary to develop new products and better processes but also to improve design or the brand itself as two of the most critical industrial elements, amongst others, and is one of the relevant areas to be addressed. CONVENTIONAL AND NON-CONVENTIONAL MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AT A MACRO, MICRO AND NANO SCALE Lithography
Laser cladding or Laser Metal Deposition (LMD)
Welding of plastic using laser technology
Conventional Ultraprecision micromachining
Thermal and ďŹ nishing surface treatments
MicroEDM and EDM
Chip removal machining
MECHATRONICS AND PRECISION ENGINEERING INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGY VALIDATION OF ELECTROCHEMICAL MEASURING TECHNOLOGIES VALIDATION OF OPTICAL MEASURING TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATION OF HETEROGENEOUS TECHNOLOGIES
The goal of the Surface Engineering strategy is to improve material properties by providing them with diﬀerent functionalities. Surface engineering, therefore, does not only embrace deposition or coating technologies but also any kind of physical or chemical modiﬁcation techniques that do not use ﬁller material.
The purpose of the ITC strategy is to further progress in terms of information technologies, control, automation, electronics and standalone systems.
LOCALISATION AND PLANNING OF TRAJECTORIES
Nanoimprint lithography PVD Sol-Gel technology Plasma electro oxidation Direct laser deposition (laser cladding) Laser texturing
PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS IMAGE ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING
HUMAN-MACHINE INTERACTION SYSTEM CONTROL AND REGULATION ELECTROMAGNETIC MACHINES AND ACTUATORS SENSOR NETWORKS
MATERIALS FOR ENERGY
LOW CONSUMPTION ELECTRONICS, ENERGY HARVESTING AND SAFETY
IN-USE MONITORING OF INDUSTRIAL FLUIDS IN-USE BEHAVIOUR OF MATERIALS AND SURFACES
TECHNOLOGICAL C SOLUTIONS L THE KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED IN SEVERAL RESEARCH AREAS HAS ALLOWED DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO BE BROUGHT TOGETHER WITHIN THE SCOPE OF AN EXTENSIVE AND INTEGRATED PACKAGE.
THE OBJECTIVE SOUGHT BY TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS IS TO ADD VALUE TO THE EXTENSIVE RANGE OFFERED BY IK4-TEKNIKER.
AUTOMATION AND INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS
The design, development, manufacturing and commissioning of complex mechatronic systems that must operate under very dynamic conditions and require a maximum degree of accuracy under extreme conditions.
Detection, diagnostics and prognostics of malfunctions in conventionally lubricated mechatronic systems to maximise maintenance returns by increasing the availability of assets, extending their life span and reducing operating costs.
Solutions connected to automation, industrial robotics and service robotics that may change according the customerâ€™s capabilities and needs. Analysis of extensive solutions addressing the conceptual design of the process and/or machine, erection work and commissioning.
INSPECTION AND MEASURING
INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE
Surface modiďŹ cation techniques are used to improve material properties and provide them with diďŹ€erent functionalities:
Measuring and inspection solutions based on precision engineering that encompass and integrate all kinds of commercial devices and measuring procedures.
Miniaturised, compact and integrated (usually low cost) solutions, systems and products that operate autonomously and run in a robust and reliable manner, equipped with a communication system enabling the exchange of standardised information with other systems or devices.
Support services in terms of innovation and management.
Wear protection and tribological functionalities Anti-corrosion
Development of in-process solutions
Superhydrophobic, superoleophobic and anti-dirt
Development of measuring equipment
Calibration and characterisation of components and means of production
Diagnostics Innovation management Innovation and territory Competitive intelligence
IK4-TEKNIKER HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER ITS CAPABILITIES AND TECHNOLOGIES TO GEAR THEM TOWARDS THE MARKET AND APPLY THEM IN DIFFERENT CRUCIAL INDUSTRIAL SECTORS WITHIN THE PRODUCTIVE FABRIC.
INDUSTRIAL SECTORS SECTOR S Aeronautics i and space
Automotion A t ti
Advanced manufacturing aimed at increasing productivity and proďŹ tability
Predictive maintenance Coatings and new materials
Advanced manufacturing Development of production means and testing Advanced services
Systems and equipment Inspection and measuring solutions
Renewables Re R
Thermal solar energy The
Energy storage En
Health care products
Wind power Wi
Stirling engines Stir Photovoltaic solar energy Pho
Science industry Neutron sources Particle accelerators Fusion facilities
Telescopes Primary metrology laboratories
Safety and mobility
M hi tools and Machine manufacturing
e-Health and social technology
Design, manufacturing and assemblage
Support for health care management
Checking and compensation of volumetric errors
RESEARCH AREAS TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS INDUSTRIAL SECTORS
IK4 Research Alliance
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Technological Solutions, Research Areas and Industrial Sectors in which IK4-TEKNIKER is active