Press releases

DANOBATGROUP and the Basque Government intensify their collaboration

DANOBATGROUP and the Basque Government intensify their collaboration

27-03-2017

The introduction of digital technologies in industry and the search for new formulas that increase the efficiency of production processes results in the demand for new increasingly qualified professional profiles with the ability to respond to the major changes being experienced by the industry.

In this context, the Basque Government and the machine tool manufacturer DANOBATGROUP have signed a protocol that seeks to establish a joint working framework to promote Dual Vocational Training (VT) projects, an educational model that is characterised by the combination of a solid theoretical programme with practical experience in real production environments.

The agreement, which has been initialled today by the President of the Basque Government, Iñigo Urkullu, and the managing director of DANOBATGROUP, Pello Rodríguez, also considers working on the creation of new specialisation profiles that respond to the needs of industry.

GOIMEK’s digital experience into the Gipuzkoa 4.0 Network for Advanced Manufacture

GOIMEK’s digital experience into the Gipuzkoa 4.0 Network for Advanced Manufacture

14-02-2017

In recent years, there has been an increasing trend to include information and communication technologies into industry that is transforming manufacturing environments.

The connection of production equipment to capture real-time data on what is happening in the machine and in the machining process allows decisions to be made with a thorough knowledge of all the variables that affect the manufacturing process, and make it possible to progress towards increasingly intelligent factories and more efficient and flexible production systems.

DANOBATGROUP awards the prize to the TECNUN best work

DANOBATGROUP awards the prize to the TECNUN best work for bringing the university and company closer together

10-02-2017

With the aim of developing closer links between academia and the business world, the machine tool manufacturer DANOBATGROUP has recognised like the best industrial development project on “Turning of pipes and couplings in a machining environment” carried out by the students of the TECNUN (the University of Navarra Higher School of Engineering) Industrial Engineering Masters course.

This prize falls within the collaboration agreement framework signed by DANOBATGROUP and TECNUN in December 2015. The aim of this agreement is to promote the involvement of students in the professional world and offer them the opportunity to develop and transfer the knowledge acquired in the classroom to real industrial manufacturing environments.

SORALUCE presents the new multitasking gantry type portal milling turning machine

SORALUCE presents the new multitasking gantry type portal milling turning machine

27-01-2017

Machining large size components requires very specific skills and machines capable of ensuring maximum precision on heavy duty components, to guarantee the productivity and reliability demanded by this sector to compete on the market.

In addition to centesimal tolerances on large workpieces, which can weigh hundreds of tons, today, a machine dedicated to these types of components needs to be capable of dealing with extremely complex machining operations, reducing the number of workpiece set-ups as far as possible and likewise, cycle times and possible errors. The machine must respond to multitasking and versatility requirements as well to avoid different set-ups or moving the components to different machines.

New order from Bombardier Transportation for the installation of an underfloor wheel lathe

New order from Bombardier Transportation for the installation of an underfloor wheel lathe

05-12-2016

The division specialised in railways of DANOBATGROUP continues to expand its market share with a major order from Bombardier Transportation. The Canadian company has awarded the cooperative a contract for the delivery of a DANOBAT underfloor wheel lathe  for the re-profiling of train wheels.

The DLR model is capable of machining train wheels and brake discs. The machine features an option to work both with the axles still attached to the vehicle or with removed wheelsets and bogies. The many different configurations offer several machining capacities: wheel profile, inside and outside surface of the wheel, brake disks located on the inside or end of the axles as well as on the wheel, etc.

SORALUCE unveils its entire new generation at its centre of excellence in Germany

SORALUCE unveils its entire new generation at its centre of excellence in Germany

18-11-2016

The European machine tool manufacturer, specialising in milling, boring and turning, showcased its high value added technological proposal at its 6th Technology Days, which are also marking the 25th anniversary of the BIMATEC SORALUCE Centre of Excellence in Limburg.

With a total of over 800 European, American and Asian customers in attendance, SORALUCE showcased its latest innovations and developments, under real machining conditions, by means of a Technology Tour where nine milling, boring and multipurpose machines were on display. During the tour, the capacities of each machine were illustrated with live demonstrations, which included impressive examples such as the use of the DAS technology that has recently been recognised as the Quality Innovation of the Year and taken the Best of Industry Award, along with the innovative DAS for tooling.

DANOBAT participates in the European project

DANOBAT participates in the European project "ZAero"

17-11-2016

Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts in the aerospace industry

In the aerospace industry very high quality standards have to be met. For the manufacturing of carbon fibre parts this is currently solved through extended end-of-line inspection in combination with re-work processes to deal with defective parts. Also, in-situ visual inspection is used for quality control, which is currently causing huge productivity losses during lay-up and has become a real bottleneck in carbon fibre parts manufacturing. ZAero project will provide a solution by developing inline quality control methods for the key process steps: automatic lay-up and curing.

Customised Grinders for Large Part Machining

Customised Grinders for Large Part Machining

19-10-2016

DANOBAT has been developing two highly versatile grinding machines for Grupos Diferenciales. These grinders will make it possible to turn, grind and measure large parts using a high-efficiency process that ensures the utmost quality.

The challenge

Grupos Diferenciales, which specialises in producing high-tech gears for mechanical transmissions used in sectors such as the automotive industry, maritime transport, railway and aeronautics, performs technologically advanced tasks while providing high added value, using difficult to machine materials with close tolerances.

In its ongoing search for new technological solutions to increase its efficiency and competitiveness, there was a need to find a flexible, adaptable solution that could be highly customised, making it possible to finish the parts in a single set-up.

The new DANOBAT coil fed laser cutting system will be showcased at Euroblech

The new DANOBAT coil fed laser cutting system will be showcased at Euroblech

06-10-2016

The Sheet Metal division of DANOBAT will be at next EUROBLECH exhibition , where its new coil fed fiber laser cutting line will be exhibited. This new solution´s primary goal is to achieve significant savings in the materials to be processed and an increase in productivity as a result of reduced machine downtimes.

It is a highly productive solution, which takes full advantage of all the benefits offered by fiber laser cutting technology efficiency, speed, versatility, minimal maintenance, etc.), as well as the benefits arising from the use of metal coils (up to 15% savings in materials cost and improved sheet utilisation, being capable of cutting different types of parts simultaneously).