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08 March, 2022As part of its commitment to the training of talent and the educational community, the manufacturer of machine tools and advanced production solutions Danobatgroup has awarded a prize for an innovation project applied to industrial manufacturing, developed by students of the Master´s Degree in Industrial Engineering at the School of Engineering of the University of Navarra Tecnun.

The award went to the team formed by Alejandra Areñas, Lourdes Crespo, Alain Lacunza and Juan Pérez de Iriarte, who presented the design of a precision machine for grinding shafts. The project included the conception, dimensioning and presentation of the solution, in compliance with the requirements set by the industrial group, i.e. a yearly production output of 12,000 shafts, a part loading and unloading facility and integration into an automated manufacturing environment.

In addition to coming up with the design of the solution, the students were responsible for developing the structural parts of the machine and applications focusing on digital manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence, one of the key evaluation criteria.

The students divided up in several teams presented their projects in front of the tribunal made up of the TECNUN professor, Mikel Arizmendi, and the IDEKO Precision Design and Engineering Manager, Harkaitz Urreta, at an event held at IDEKO facilities, the driving force behind innovation of the machine tool manufacturer.

The awards are part of a collaboration agreement established between Danobatgroup and Tecnun in 2015, which anticipates that the Master´s students will take part on the same technological challenge posed by the industrial group.

In this year´s edition, a total of 56 Master´s students took part, divided into 14 groups. Of these, 4 teams made it to the final and had the opportunity to defend their initiatives.

Before they initiated investigating their projects, the students were given theoretical and practical training guidance by Danobatgroup and IDEKO experts.

"The aim of our alliance with Tecnun is to strengthen ties with the educational community and bring the knowledge acquired at the University closer to real manufacturing environments. These awards are an opportunity to build on the technical knowledge of the students and enhance skills such as creativity, innovation, research and collaborative work," says Iker Usabiaga, Social Management Director of Danobatgroup.




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