Urratsbat is an entrepreneurship service directed to both students of cycles and courses of Armeria Eskola and former students. The promoters involved in the program, in addition to having the advice of Armeria Eskola, have their own resources such as an office, workshops, equipment and all the necessary facilities.
Armeria Eskola offers a person responsible for the revitalization and mentoring of business projects, who will advise the promoter in the process of creating their company and collaborate with them.
The main objective of the Tkgune service is to facilitate the transfer of two-way knowledge between centres and professional training companies. Two are the expected results:
- Develop projects in collaboration with companies to respond to their innovation needs and improve their competitiveness, using for it the resources of the centres (facilities, equipment, people, accumulated knowledge…). In this way, companies use the knowledge accumulated by the centres.
- Adaptation and transfer for teaching purposes of knowledge acquired in the development of projects. Thus, bringing the business reality closer to the centres of Vocational Training.
The services offered by Armeria Eskola cover the following areas:
- Micromechanics and Advanced Manufacturing.
- Automatic systems, robotics and artificial vision
- Design and 3D printing.
- 3D scanning and reverse engineering
In this project, the virtualization of an industrial process or an industrial machine will be analysed, in order to obtain a generic guide on the virtualization process. To do this, a specific machine will be virtualized, a press, including the steps to be followed in the virtualization process into a generic guide that can be applied to other machines / processes.
In addition to the technological ones, other kinds of implications of the virtualization process will be analysed such as training needs, implications in the organizational structure, interdepartmental collaboration, staff updating, etc.
The technologies involved in this project are: digital twins, cybersecurity, communication protocols, edge cloud computing, ERP.
The robots are widely used in different industrial processes and the future technicians should be trained in the handling of different types of robots. However, the high price and the wide variety of robots on the market, makes it difficult for a vocational school to have a wide variety of robots.
The objective of this project is to design virtual robots that can be handled in any environment. For this, the project will combine the simulation of robots with virtual / augmented reality, generating virtual spaces where students can be trained in the handling of robots without any physical robot.
With this system, the learning process will become easier and more flexible, eliminating the need for physical robots and making it possible to practice different robot models in any environment.
Large surface 3D printing
The autonomous wheelchair is a project aimed at children from ASPACE organization, who regularly use wheelchairs. The objective of the project, developed in cooperation by Design and Electronics departments, is the development of an autonomous platform that will allow these children to move independently.
The platform will be designed fora ny kind of wheelchair and it will be provided with a microcontroller in order to allow different operating modes: automatic mode, joystick operation, etc.
The project will also be used to carry out a challenge with the electronics students.
Advanced Manufacturing Node
The aim of this node is to encourage vocational education training centres to participate in the latest trends in the field of advanced manufacturing to adapt knowledge to the current and future needs of the Basque business fabric. For this purpose, this node carries out the technological surveillance necessary to create a map of priorities, which they send to the VET centres. This study is the basis for identifying possible projects and promoting the implementation of new projects. In addition to the possible projects, these nodes are spaces in which synergies and collaborations between centres emerge.
The advanced manufacturing node is one of the network nodes underway within the Basque Innovation System in Vocational Education Training in the Basque Country. Through these network nodes, the innovation strategy is analysed and disseminated to the network of VET centres. This way, the Career Training of Euskadi aligns with the strategic areas of the strategy RIS3 of Intelligent Specialization of Euskadi.
Digital and connected factory node
The objective of this node is to involve VET centres in the latest trends in the field of the digital and connected factory, in order to adapt the knowledge to the current and future needs of the Basque business fabric. To this end, this node carries out the technological surveillance necessary to create a map of priorities, which they send to the VET centres. This study is the basis for identifying possible projects and promoting the implementation of new projects. In addition to the possible projects, these nodes are spaces in which synergies and collaborations between centres emerge.
The digital and connected factory node is one of the network nodes that is underway within the Basque Innovation System in Vocational Education Training in the Basque Country. Through these network nodes, the innovation strategy is analysed and disseminated to the network of VET centres. This way, the Career Training of Euskadi aligns with the strategic areas of the strategy RIS3 of Intelligent Specialization of Euskadi.
Basque language in ETHAZI
In order to develop the objectives of the Linguistic Project of the school, guarantee and expand the educational offer in Basque, Armeria Eskola implemented a Basque course in the ETHAZI challenges (ETHAZI is the acronym in Basque for High Performance Cycles learning model, organized around collaborative learning based on challenges). The pilot project was carried out in the Telecommunications and Computer System training cycle, and given the success obtained, it is intended to extend it, gradually, to the other training cycles as well.
The project has the support of the Eibar City Council and those in charge of teaching the courses are the municipal Basque Language School and AEK Basque Language School of Eibar. According to the students’ level, two different courses have been implemented, B2 and A1. The first reinforces the technical Basque language: project documents, job interviews, curricula, presentations, etc. For the students in the A1 group it is usually their first relationship with the Basque language, they learn to introduce themselves and take the first steps into the local culture.
Large surface 3D printing
The goal is to make the leap to a larger scale in additive manufacturing technology following the strategy of foreign experiences that are achieving successful results on this path. In all these experiences, the plastic sheen is the raw material and a robot is responsible for correctly placing the material in the printing area.
This project aims to experiment with this technology to analyse the possibilities of development it offers, while the faculty involved in the project will acquire the skills and knowledge to be transferred to the classroom. All this will result in benefits of our students and the training they receive.
Metrology in Process
Following the trends of metrology, this innovation area studies and investigates the measurement carried out in the Machine Tool itself, with the aim of approaching “Zero defects” without releasing the piece.
The current industry is increasingly introducing the metrology of an environment 4.0 in the process. The fact that all the stages of ensuring the quality of a process are integrated has technological difficulties and through this project, its implementation is being studied.
On the other hand, this integration will bring clear benefits for a production line, such as efficiency, productivity improvement, and automatic development of the different stages of the process.
Armeria Eskola’s Industry 4.0 work group aims to analyse how and to what extent the development of industrial technologies 4.0 affects the training offer of the centre. Through this study, we want to see how the competences and capacities of the most demanded professional profiles in our environment are evolving.
The analysis of this work group is coordinated and contrasts with that coming from the network nodes in which we participate in order to adapt our training offer, updating it in contents, facilities and equipment to the new needs of the labour market.
Within the design of mechanical manufacturing, reverse engineering offers multiple possibilities. Armeria Eskola has precision scanners that enable the precise and efficient capture of the dimensions of the object and thus extract the necessary information from the resulting sweep in order to create new designs that have the correct characteristics of appearance and functionality.
The objective of this work group is to analyse the possibilities of development and innovation that the technology in reverse engineering offers to Armeria Eskola both from a formative and service point of view through Tkgune.