Testing of advanced solutions for digital grinding, advanced forming, machining and multitasking, micromachining, digitising and connectivity, and other processes


The Smart and Connected Machines focus area brings together a series of technological assets for companies, enabling them to carry out trial, testing, development, demonstration and training activities on the most established types of machines and manufacturing processes in the Basque industrial sector.  

This focus area therefore provides specialised assets (machines, test benches, verification and test equipment) for conventional machining processes, multifunctional machining, process hybridisation, grinding and finishing processes, micromachining and precision processes, forming and joining processes, as well as software assets for testing aspects related to connectivity, digitisation and advanced control strategies. 

Application areas

12 organisations and more than 42 assets to support:

Advanced Forming

Advanced Forming

Grinding and
and Multitasking
Precision and
Micro Machining
and Conectivity
Other processes

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Casos de uso

Improvement in the treatment of sheet metal forming by means of a die to improve its flexibility

Fagor Arrasate

Fagor Arrasate

Use case

Fagor Arrasate is a Mondragón Corporation company founded in 1957. It currently employs more than 650 people and has plants in China, Mexico, Germany, Turkey and the United States. Fagor designs and manufactures automated and high-tech lines mainly for the sheet metal sector. They also manufacture forming lines for the automotive sector, cutting lines for the steel value chain and manufacturing lines for the domestic appliance sector.


In sheet metal forming facilities the key process is stamping, for which new European regulations have emerged to reduce CO2 emissions. New lightweighting strategies have also been promoted, which has had repercussions for the company in terms of new processes and materials. The company needed to improve the treatment of these materials as, being more resistant they become less flexible for handling in that deep drawing process.

Area of the company where the solution is focused:

Efficient solutions in the stamping or deep drawing process

Company size:



Automotive and domestic appliance industry


Arrasate (Gipuzkoa)

Benefits of the Solution:

  • Design and develop a die
  • Optimise the drawing process
  • Stuffing parts with greater complexity

Incorporated Technologies:

  • Hot stampings
  • Composites
  • Vertical oscillating motion

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