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The technological center Leartiker started the CRAM unit

Leartiker started the CRAM unit; through this unit, they produce for companies and hospitals FDM filaments in their white ISO 7 room. The aim of Leartiker's strategic plan is that 15 % of its research volume is related to the biomedicine sector in 2020



Leartiker publishes 9 scientific articles in renown international magazines

Leartiker is a member of the RVCTI (The Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network). Leartiker's mission is to adequately transfer the knowledge of the Polymers Technology and Food so that that the companies of these sectors are more competitive.



Leartiker present in most important international fairs

? For the fourth time, Leartiker takes part in FAKUMA, the International trade fair for plastics processing that is annually celebrated in Germany. ? The Technological Centre presented its technological specializations in the area of the polymers, especially in two sectors: lightweight products and prediction of the behaviour of fatigue in rubbers. ? Leartiker also took part in the users' fair of Digimat software that was celebrated the second week of October in Prague.



Fifth meeting of the AEROCAR project consortium

On October the 2nd, the AEROCAR project partners met at the Leartiker facilities in Markina-Xemein to define the steps to be taken during the last phase of the project. At this moment, the partners continue the development of the prototypes together with different companies from the aeronautics and automotive sectors. Each partner presented the advances and latest developments of its prototype to the rest of the consortium, explaining and discussing the ideas and the different methods and technologies that are being used in its development.



Leartiker will start working on optical silicones at the project HEALTH LSR

Leartiker will start working on optical silicones at the project HEALTH LSR. The aim will be to design and to develop a prototype mould to test the advantages of this type of silicone, hence to be able to share the knowledge that was acquired in the consortium of liquid silicone.



Leartiker Technology Centre Receives The UNE 166002 Standard Certification for Its RDi Management System

Leartiker gets the UNE166002 Certificate that accredits that it is a centre that effectively performs the processes of research, development and innovation qualitatively.




All along the project, with the aim to transfer and exchange the acquired information to the companies of the SUDOE environment, Aerocar partners continue completing the different stages of the project. They also share that information in the web section Publications and Downloads, where anyone can consult and download the results that were obtained progressively.



The third edition of the TEP program came to an end.

On June 22, within the framework of the program Technology Entrepreneurship Program (TEP), organized by Leartiker and Lea-Artibai Ikastetxea and financed by the Social European Fund (FSE), the delivery of diplomas of the third edition was celebrated. The most important moment of the event was when the students presented the projects they have been working on from December to June while being interns in a company the program offers.



Leartiker has taken part in two events related to the HEALTH specialization

Leartiker has taken part in two important events recently. First, on June 14, it took part in the conference med.con organized by the company Engel, an Austrian company. During that day, this latter, which produces injectors, presented to the companies that work in the health sector in Spain the options it has. Altogether, there were 52 participants and Leartiker had the opportunity to present the Health-LSR project to them.



Leartiker, stage of the Week of the Fatigue in Rubber by Dr. Will Mars, Endurica

From 21 to May 25, Lea-Artibai Pole of Innovation was the stage of the Week of the Fatigue in Rubber. During this week, doctor Will Mars, founder and managing director of Endurica and partner of Leartiker, provided two courses specialized in the mechanics of failure of rubber.



Leartiker and the company Diker have signed an agreement that might be beneficial for the project Health LSR

Leartiker and the company Diker have just signed an agreement of collaboration that is very beneficial for both parts. Leartiker will provide its white room in its facilities, its knowledge and its relationship with the hospitals. Diker, on the other hand, will contribute with its capacity of production, its knowledge on management of projects and its commercial potential.



Registration period is now open for the fourth edition of the TEP program

Thanks to an agreement signed with the National Technological Institute of Mexico and taking into account that more and more companies are participating in the program, the TEP organizers expect this year's edition to be the most international and diverse so far.



Leartiker and Mexico National Technology sign a collaboration agreement of in Celaya

Last April 18, TecnNMCelaya and Leartiker signed an agreement of collaboration whose object is to attract and enable profiles of Mexican origin to take part in the training program TEP promoted and led by Leartiker and Lea Artibai Ikastetxea.



New installation of a filamented according to ISO-13485 standard

As the fruit of the alignment of the internal specializations of HEALTH and ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, Leartiker has developed a complete installation of filamented FDM within its ISO 7 white room. This allows it to work according to the ISO-13485 standard.



Leartiker S. Coop, the Integrated Sanitary Organization (OSI)Bilbao Basurto and the Basque Foundation of Health Innovation and Research (BIOEF) sign an agreement for the development of a research pro

Under the title CIDI 3D: Advanced manufacturing of new devices In Digestive Surgery for patients with fistulas or ostomies. The main objective of the project is to design personalized ostomy bags according to the characteristics of the abdominal wall of each patient. It even aims to adapt the bags according to the changes that the configuration of the patient's abdominal wall is going through over the years.



Next April 27, the sixth edition of the Polymers & Medical Applications conference will be held in Leartiker

Next April 27, Leartiker will celebrate the sixth edition of the conference "Polymers & Medical Applications". In the aim of studying the opportunities and novelties that new technologies and polymers can bring to the field of health, the conference has become an unavoidable event for those interested in this field.



In Leartiker, the expert Will Mars is giving two specialized courses on Fatigue in Rubber

From next May 21 to 25th of the same month, the Lea-Artibai Innovation Pole will be the site of the week The Fatigue in Rubber. This initiative, organized by Leartiker and Endurica LLC, will offer two specialized courses that will be delivered by the world expert in rubber failure mechanics, the Dr Will Mars, partner of Leartiker and founder and president of Endurica LLC.



Fourth meeting of the AEROCAR consortium focused on prototypes development

The members of the European project AEROCAR met on December 12 at the facilities of CTAG in Porriño (Galicia). The meeting focused mainly on the prototypes to be developed in the fourth and one before the last phase of the project, which is expected to end in October of this year. One of the objectives of the AEROCAR project, co-financed by the Interreg Sudoe Program through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is the development of four prototypes: two from the automotive field that will be developed using aeronautical technologies and two from the aeronautics field that will be developed through automotive technologies. Hence, the project partners will have the collaboration of four companies from both sectors: Aernnova, Liebherr, Inapal Plásticos and Cikatek.



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Leartiker acquired a very useful machine for the HEALTH LSR project

At the end of 2017, Leartiker acquired a very useful new machine for the development of the European project HEALTH LSR: the brand BOY small silicone injector. This machine will be used to manufacture, at the very most, 27 grams prototypes and pieces. The aim is to use this machine to develop implants and useful medical devices. Accordingly, it is installed in a room in the pilot plant of the medical sector in which Leartiker is establishing the labour procedures required by the ISO 13485 regulation so that the products developed there comply with the GMP requirements (Good Manufacturing Practices). This new machine offers Leartiker an unbeatable opportunity to start cooperation projects with companies in the Health sector.



The HEALTH LSR project consortium met in Pamplona

On January 24, the members of the HEALTH LSR project consortium met in Pamplona for the first meeting of the year. AIN (the Association of Industry of Navarre), which recently integrated the project, was the host of the meeting held in its facilities in Pamplona. The project participants (CCI, AIN, UPPA, CUN, and Leartiker) presented their work they realised during the second semester of 2017; they then defined objectives for 2018. The next meeting will be held in July at the University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour.



The TEP program, led by Leartiker and Lea Artibai Ikastetxea, is plunged in its third edition and offers very high employability data

? The students of the third edition have already completed the theoretical phase and have joined their jobs in different companies to complete their seven-month placement. ? In the previous edition of the TEP, 70% of the participants got a job as soon as the program ended, and the figure increased to 85% six months after its completion.



SPRI has visited Leartiker

Alexander Arriola, General Director of SPRI, the Business Development Agency of the Basque Government, Iñaki Tellechea (the Director of Economic Promotion) and Aitor Cobanera (Director of Technology and Innovation) visited Leartiker.


Leartiker Elikagaien Teknologia

Edificio Tecnología de Alimentos

phone: +34 946169167

Xemein Etorbidea, 19
48270 Markina-Xemein (Bizkaia)

Leartiker Polymer R&D

Lea Artibai Berrikuntza gunea

phone: +34 946169089

Xemein Etorbidea, 12A
48270 Markina-Xemein (Bizkaia)

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