Company Tours

Delegate Registration

3rd June – 7th June 2019, Eskalduna, Bilbao, Spain

The programme for euspen‘s 19th International Conference & Exhibition in Bilbao will include optional technical visits tours.  These tours will provide delegates with the ideal opportunity to learn more about the companies facilities, capabilities, technologies, product developments and expertise.

Company Tours will take place on Friday 7th June 2019 and will run simultaneously so delegates will only be able to attend one tour.

Please note:  Coaches will provide a drop off at Bilbao Airport on all return journeys to Euskalduna, Bilbao.


T3 IK4-Tekniker

Tour 1: CFAA (The Center for Advanced Manufacturing for Aeronautics)

Location: Technological Park of Zamudio Ed 202, 4817, BI, Spain
Friday 7th June 2019
Time: 09:00 – 12:30

CFAA, the Center for advanced manufacturing for aeronautics is a R&D facility aimed at developing practical research projects around the Technology readiness Level stages 5-7.  There are more than 69 companies involved along with the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, basically tier 1 in the aero engine sector, and machine tool and technology providers.

The current technologies comprises machining, additive manufacturing, welding, metrology, electro discharge machining, special processes. Machines and systems are similar in size to those used in aero engine component making.


09:00 – 12:0008:30   Registration
09:00   Departs Euskalduna, Bilbao
09:30   Arrives at CFAA
09:30 – 10:00   Welcome presentation
10:00 – 11:00   Tour of facilities
11:00 – 11:30   Refreshments and farewell
11:30     Departs from CFAA
12:30     Return to Euskalduna via Bilbao Airport


CFAA tour of facilities will be divided into 4 areas

  • Machining
  • Metrology
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Welding

Tour 2: IK4-Ideko, Danobat & Egile

Location: Arriaga Kalea, 2-E / 20870 Elgoibar (Gipuzkoa)
Friday 7th June 2019
Time: 08:30 – 14:15

IK4-IDEKO: IK4-Ideko is a research centre that specialises in industrial production and manufacturing technologies, and it is integrated into the IK4 Reseach Alliance. The activity covers the identification and analysis of opportunities, the design and development of products, business lines and production processes and the resolution of problems through the provision of technological services such as technical consultancy and equipment based services. IK4-Ideko is known for the scientific excellence developed in the 4 research groups which are aimed at advancing the specialisation. The organisational model encourages interdisciplinary work and it takes special care in the qualification and professional development of the staff. IK4-Ideko has the most up to date facilities and equipment and it is committed to collaborative work through the establishment of a wide range of contacts with leading centres at an international level.


DANOBAT GROUP: DANOBATGROUP develops and supplies machine tools, turnkey lines and solutions for specific applications aimed at high-technology sectors and at customers with high technical requirements. The offer comprises advanced machines ensuring high accuracy, reliability and productivity, designed to be able to handle the most complex machining processes. Advanced solutions for the manufacture of high value-added components which are developed in close collaboration with leading companies in their sector resulting in fully automated solutions and turnkey lines; and advanced services based on the latest information and communication technologies.


EGILE GROUP: The Mission of the Egile Group is to enable and create business opportunities in the field of high precision mechanics. Egile therefore acts as a platform for intrapreneurship activities and the generation of new companies. Egile Group is a Technology-Based Enterprise Corporation that develops Products, Services and High Value Solutions for its Customers based on High Precision Mechanics as core competence. Egile Group established the operations through different companies with one common denominator-they are leaders in their field, standing out for strategic orientation, management and the promotion of Opportunities, continuously evolving with a focus on improvement and a search for Products and services based on Knowledge.


08:30 – 13:3008:00   Registration
08:30   Departs Euskalduna, Bilbao
09:30   Arrives at IK4-IDEKO
09:30 – 11:00   Welcome presentation & IK4-IDEKO tour (Refreshments)
11:00 – 12:00   DANOBAT, Grinding Machines tour
12:00 – 13:00  EGILE, Aero and Science Structures Manufacturing tour
13:00     Depart from EGILE
14:15     Return to Euskalduna via Bilbao Airport

Tour 3: IK4-Tekniker

Location: IK4-TEKNIKER, Parke Teknologikoa, C/ Iñaki Goenaga, 5 20600 EIBAR (Gipuzkoa)
Friday 7th June 2019
Time: 08:45 – 13:45

IK4-TEKNIKER is a multidisciplinary technological center located in the city of Eibar.  IK4-TEKNIKER is a not-for-profit foundation, whose patrons and members of the board mainly come from industry.  Currently more than 260 people are working in the different departments and units achieving a total annual turnover of 29M€.  IK4-TEKNIKER is part of the IK4 research alliance that gathers 1,100 researchers spread all over 6 technological centers located in the Basque Country.


08:45 – 13:1508:15   Registration
08:45   Departs Euskalduna, Bilbao
09:30   Arrives at IK4-TEKNIKER
09:30 – 10:00   Welcome presentation
10:00 – 12:00   Tour of facilities
12:00 – 12:30   Refreshments
12:30     Departs from IK4-TEKNIKER
13:45     Return to Euskalduna via Bilbao Airport

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