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IM: the rapid prototyping at the service of the subcontracting sector

IM, a CAMSER subcontracting division enterprise, has recently adopted new rapid prototyping protocols using 3D printing, to offer the best solutions in the subcontract precision machining to its customers.

Founded in 1981 and highly specialized in the precision machining of plastic, steel and non-ferrous materials, IM has improved its well-established protocols to secure a more effective performance to its client. 

“’Ever push your limits’ is the mantra that has driven us so far, and always will. 3D printing appears as a real innovation in the field of subcontracting, as it guarantees the highest precision grade since the initial stages of the process. When the customer entrusts us with an order, regardless of its size, the use of 3D printing drives us to achieve the maximum repeatability and reliability rating.” 

The use of such technology presents a lot of benefits, as in: 

  • Engineering time zeroed; 
  • The richness of a vast, yet highly specific supply; 
  • The highest customization of the offered solutions, which can be easily modifiedat a much lower price, if compared with the one applied in the past; 
  • quick pre-production phase to test the models and/or samples; –
  • The highest repeatability rate;
  • High-quality standards. 

Due to this new, exciting technology, IM now offers to its customer a turn-key service, which starts with the designing phase and ends with the complete realization of solutions aimed for the civil and industrial automation, automotive, any transmission and pneumatics; the production batch goes from 50 pc up to 50.000 pc, even if it’s always possible to create pre-production samples.  

IM works with metals (like HSS – high speed steels, alloy steels, free cutting mild steel, low carbon steel, carburizing and through-hardening steels, stainless steels), brassaluminum and plastic materials; the process involves a lot of different manufacturing techniques, including the use of sliding headstock-lathes and fixed-head lathes, both computer numerical controlled.

The use of such technologies may vary, according to the complexity of manufacturing and the customer’s need. 

CAMSER aggregates the Italian SMEs that operate in the high-precision mechanics field; mainly composed of companies located in the Emilia-Romagna region, it admits a small, highly-selected number of applicants from other regions. Currently, the consortium includes 18 companies and is articulated in two different divisions: subcontracting and OEM.

CAMSER plans a joint business development strategy in the international markets for its member companies, offering them a full package of services and comprehensive solutions. 

If you’re a company working in precision mechanic and you want to understand how being part of a consortium may benefit internationalization, contact us.