ONA Electroerosión and IK4-TEKNIKER sign an collaboration agreement

After being technological partners for over 20 years, the entities have signed an agreement to strengthen and consolidate their cooperation.

After being technological partners for over 20 years, the entities have signed an agreement to strengthen and consolidate their cooperation.

AGREEMENT TO ALIGN TECHNOLOGICAL STRATEGIES

The collaboration agreement was signed on 1 February 2017 in the Eibar technology centre by the Managing Director of ONA, Javier González, and the Managing Director of IK4-TEKNIKER, Alejandro Bengoa.

IK4-TEKNIKER has over 30 years of experience in applied technology research and in transferring technology to businesses, during which it has acquired extensive expertise in the fields of advanced manufacturing, surface engineering, product engineering and ICT.

One of the main goals of this agreement is to align our technological strategies and, to that end, IK4-TEKNIKER will be helping ONA to define its strategic R&D+i plan, facilitating dialogue with the centre's management and its most prominent researchers. Furthermore, under preferential conditions, ONA will be able to use IK4-TEKNIKER's infrastructures, as one of the technology centre's partners.

Technology research projects in the fields of mechatronics and precision engineering, advanced manufacturing technologies and surface chemistry have underpinned the partnership to date. More specifically, areas that include increasing the functionality of the machines, ultrasonic-assisted EDM, the development of devices for EDM milling in gas, additive additivation of dielectrics and additive manufacturing.

ONA will be able to use IK4-TEKNIKER's image, it will be able to put itself forward as a candidate in the entity's board member election process and it will also be able to attend training activities, conferences and events organised by the centre.

The centre's other partners are Masermic Mechatronics, Goratu, Aernnova, Alfa, Etxe-tar, Fagor, Gamesa, Goizper Group, Ibermática, Kutxabank, Lazpiur, Zigor, Doimak, Egile, Goialde, Jaureguizar, Nivac Ojmar, Pasaban, Zayer, Iline Microsystems, Maier, Ulma Handling Systems, as well as ONA.