Name of organisation in original language CEIT-IK4
Postal address Manuel Lardizabal 15, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastian
Country SPAIN
Contact e-mail
Category Research and development
Activity description


Ceit-IK4 is a non-profit research centre. Our primary mission is to develop applied industrial research projects. Our 4 divisions (Materials and Manufacturing, Transport and Energy, Water and Health and Information and Communication Technologies) give us a multidisciplinary approach being able to carry out research projects with a global vison.
Specifically, in the field of AM ceit-IK4 has expertise in the following links of the value chain:

  •  Atomization of metallic powder for AM. With more than 25 years of expertise in this field, Ceit-IK4 is able to optimize atomization processes (with water and gas), development of tailor made alloys and design of atomizers.
  •  Laser Metal Deposition (LMD). Our LMD cell allows us process optimization and prototypes manufacturing.
  • Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP). 30 years of experience in HIP of powders and castings are applied now in the improvement of AM components.
  •  Laser post-processing. Taking advantage of laser flexibility, we are using laser technologies for parts heat treatment and surface functionalisation and polishing.
  • Design for AM. We develop part selection methods for AM, part design and redesign for AM including topology optimization and create design guidelines for different AM technologies.