LORTEK is located in the Goierri Innovation hub, a meeting point for training, research, and enterprises. Training is one of the pillars of the hub, and of our technological environment.

International Welding Engineer course - IWE

The training course is harmonized by the International Institute of Welding (IIW) and it is delivered, based on the guidelines and programmes laid down by the IIW, at their approved centres. The Spanish Welding and Joining Technology Association (Spanish acronym, CESOL) is the national entity that has been approved by IIW in Spain to train and qualify welding personnel, from the Welder level to the International Welding Engineer level.

LORTEK is a CESOL-approved centre to deliver the International Welding Engineer/Technician course. The training provided responds to the need to obtain the qualifications required in welding production control, pursuant to the requirements defined in specific standards of sectors, structures, EN 1090-2, EN 1090-3, railroad, EN 15085 or general standards, ISO 3834, training people to execute the tasks and responsibilities defined in standard ISO 1473.

International Welding Technician course - IWT

If the IWE is the key figure to guarantee the welded manufacturing process, it is essential to be able to delegate many of the tasks to be controlled on personnel with suitable technical skills. The functions and tasks that the IWT can undertake are also defined by standard EN ISO 17431.

The vision and knowledge of the IWT cover the same aspects defined for the IWE, although mastering them focuses more on the operational and execution side, whereas the IWE covers the more analytical side.

Master\'s Degree in Welding (IWE/IWT), Robotics and Digital Inspection

The Master's Degree in Welding (IWE/IWT), Robotics and Digital Inspection trains students who are looking for comprehensive specialist training in the field of welding and inspection (processes, materials, design, quality) and who can take the lead in defining, designing and validating solutions for automating and digitalising these processes.

The Master's degree is blended learning, consisting of 4 blocks and combines face-to-face classes, online training via the CESOL platform, tutorials and practical classes.

The Master's degree includes a final project of 20 ECTS credits and offers students the possibility of a paid internship in a company.

Welded Manufacturing Control Course

IWE or IWT training focuses on training qualified professionals who are directly involved in the welded product process. However, on many occasions, we find other professionals, such as quality agents, workshop managers, representatives, whose main activity is not welding, but who require minimal knowledge to be able to understand the sector’s or the customers' requirements concerning their product.

This course has been designed with this in mind, and its main objective is to provide information and tools to provide these professionals with a better understanding of these welded production requirements.

Laser Welding Course

The objective of the laser welding course is to cover areas from the introduction to laser technology and specific training for specialists and technicians, to the development of laser technology in company products and processes.

Theoretic training is given on laser technology, its applications, types of welding, materials as well as a practical demonstration of this type of system.

Master’s Degree in Industrial Additive Manufacturing

The Master’s degree in Industrial Additive Manufacturing trains students in the scientific-technological bases of the driving technologies of the “Industry 4.0” revolution, Industrial Additive Manufacturing.

The focus of the Master's degree, in addition to addressing aspects that go from materials science to design and manufacturing optimization, encompasses aspects related to business models associated with the new manufacturing paradigm (digitalization, customer empowerment, distributed manufacturing,...).

On the other hand, the topics and methodology used will allow students to develop their technological and entrepreneurial leadership skills, all of which are highly necessary to boost the implementation of Additive Manufacturing technology in the present and future reality of companies.

This knowledge and the skills give students great versatility, as the mastery of the material/manufacturing/design trinomial associated with Additive Manufacturing enables them to work with other traditional technologies (foundry, plastic injection,…) which, on the other hand, is not insignificant.

Bespoke Training for industry

Lortek, in addition to periodic training on a set topic, has the capacity to give bespoke courses, specifically designed to attend to industry's other specific training needs.

Applications, from the viewpoint of joints, continue to be a particularly important chapter within industrial processes. At the same time, their integration, understanding, and being up to speed in new technologies, requires an additional effort for companies. This need is covered by Lortek with training sessions held both at the customer’s facilities, and at the advanced manufacturing cells that they have at their Ordizia headquarters.