Sustainability and attracting talent featured at the closing of the 23rd Advanced and Digital Manufacturing Congress

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Mikel Amundarain, Deputy Minister of Industry of the Basque Government, together with Ane Insausti, Deputy for Economic Promotion and Strategic Projects of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, took part in the closing ceremony.

More than 550 people had the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in advanced and digital manufacturing.

The twenty-third edition of the most important industrial congress held in Spain has come to an end at the Donostia Campus of the Euskadi Technology Park. More than 550 people from companies, technology centres and universities in the field of advanced and digital manufacturing took part in the event. Over the course of three days, attendees attended presentations and debates in which the latest developments in the field of advanced industry were presented.

During the closing ceremony, the five congress awards were presented. The AFM-SIF Award for the best end-of-studies project related to the advanced and digital manufacturing sector went to Mikel Magunacelaya, a student at TECNUN – University of Navarra, for his project “Theoretical model for the prediction of turning errors in high-precision grinding machine heads”.

The company awarded the prize for the most innovative paper was IBARMIA, for its communication entitled “Thermal compensation of machines based on direct measurements of the deformations suffered by the bodies of the machine”, whose author is Arrate Olaiz. The prize was presented by Ane Insausti, Deputy for Economic Promotion and Strategic Projects of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa. In this case, the jury valued the industrial application of a work that tackles a complex technical problem. Special consideration was given to the execution of a virtual validation prior to its implementation on a real machine. In addition, the excellent communication of the work was also considered.

The third prize, for the best paper presented in poster format, went to Víctor Llamas from Eurecat, for his communication entitled “Advanced photonics for the control of needles and platens for zero-defect manufacturing in textile production”. The jury valued the quality of the work, its industrial application and the graphic support used in the poster.

The congress also awarded a fourth prize for the best paper presented in Basque to Beñat Iñigo de IDEKO for his paper “Characterisation of volumetric error and uncertainty analysis in the face of temperature changes”. The jury valued the excellent use of technical words in Basque in a complex work, presented in a pleasant and well-structured way. They also stressed that it is a high quality, technologically advanced paper. At the same time, it highlights the strength of the Basque language in developing scientific-technical issues.

Finally, the prize for the best paper presented by the scientific-technical community went to Gorka Ortiz de Zárate Bengoa of Mondragon Unibertsitatea for the work entitled “Digital twin of the broaching process for the manufacture of critical aeronautical and automotive components”. The prize was presented by Mikel Amundarain, Deputy Minister of Industry of the Basque Government. This is a highly technical paper in which analytical, numerical and mechanical models are applied to solve the monitoring, detection and prediction of the state of the tool. All this with a clear and well-executed presentation.


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