Izertis participates in the official launch of the 4DPrintEN project

Izertis joins the 4DPrintEN project, a transnational initiative involving leading companies and public institutions from the technological and R & D sector, such as the National Institute of Materials Physics of Bucharest (NIMP), All Green, Intelectro, the Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iaşi and the Idonial technological center, which work together to provide solutions to the increasingly worrisome problem of global energy shortages.

From left to right: Joaquín Cabezas and Alberto González from Izertis, Christina Schreiner of the Technical University of Iaşi, Manuel Alejandro Fernández from Idonial, Raquel García from Izertis and Romeo Ciobanu from the Technical University of Iaşi

The incipient brushstrokes of this multidisciplinary project, which is scheduled to end in March 2021, have been presented at a first joint meeting of the consortium on May 15. Among the main objectives that have been raised is the development of the manufacturing process, using 3D printing, of portable and intelligent devices with low consumption that are able to generate different voltages in response to external stimuli, with the intention of capturing and collecting electrical energy in an efficient way.

To obtain successful results in this project, we are working on an action plan based on research on innovative nanostructured elastomers, component design, geometry and characteristics, development of customized 3D printers, validation activities and use of piezoelectric materials.

4DPrintEN is a project framed within the MANUNET Transnational Call 2018 program, which is possible to carry out thanks to the financing from the UEFISCDI of Romania and the IDEPA of Asturias.