Technical Area & Workshop
Modern workshop, five milling station, three work benches plus lots of other machines
Our Technical Area
Our heart is the technical area and the blood we pump is the development of production processes. We are able to reverse-engineer your old parts without CAD drawings, prepare your designs for industrial production, create rapid prototypes, build equipment and parameterize them to complete the job, certifying them according to quality targets, which we have imposed ourselves. Equipped with four CAD and CAM stations, over fifty years of know-how and innovative machinery for 3D printing and optical scanning, our Technical Area will surely satisfy your needs.
We are equipped with four CAD stations capable of handling any three-dimensional or two-dimensional technical drawing format.
Our designers are able to prepare your CAD drawings for industrial manufacturing, carefully evaluating the insertion of drafts, closure lines and extraction marks.
By involving the experts of our quality department and your technicians we can best evaluate the real functional aesthetic needs of your items to create a perfect product for your needs at the lowest possible cost.
Having the physical product in hand before proceeding with the investments necessary to bring it into production can make the difference.
We have equipped ourselves with a 3D printer capable of handling PLA, ABS, Nylon, PC, PTEG, PP and many others and through our network of suppliers we are able to produce prototypes in sintered aluminum.
We can supply prototypes with functional characteristics comparable to the final products or simple reproductions; whatever your need is, we are ready to satisfy it
Knowing something is useful when you use it - and when you share it.
We believe in absolute transparency in our work: Every file, report, photo or information regarding your process, your equipment and your printed matter is shared with you.
Only you really know what you want to achieve: this is why our technicians are committed to keeping an open channel with yours. Our common knowledge is the one that can complete the job.
Making a mold is one thing, creating an efficient and effective production process is another.
For us, developing equipment means not just creating a tool. It means creating the right tool and defining how to use it to its maximum capacity to produce extraordinary artifacts on schedule.
For this reason, we use the experience of our people and powerful simulation tools in our design to create the best possible equipment, by anticipating the best parameterization in advance.
We consider the development of a complete equipment when it carries out its work effectively and efficiently. The work of our mold technicians continues until the last test - when the printed materials will be worthy of your expectations.
When a new process is carried out or an existing process is modified, for example by building a new equipment, traditionally it is necessary to perform a sampling to be submitted to the customer for approval - considerably delaying the actual production.
Our COMET L3D allows us to scan an entire printout and measure the deviation from your CAD drawing or from another previously approved scan on millions of points.
We can guarantee the conformity of the printed matter within a few hours of the molding - without annoying shipping from a few dozen pieces.
A process is complete only if it produces a result consistent with your needs.
This is why we believe in quality not as something that is "done after" hoping to have done things well, but rather as an integral part of the development of a production process.
Our quality department is a fundamental part of our technical area and actively participates in the development of production processes. We are equipped with an optical scanning machine, a CMM, a mass spectrometer, durometers, presses for mechanical tests, roughness testers, microscopes and much more.
We define with you the right quality requirements of the project, we understand how to guarantee them, and we ensure that they have been correctly achieved.
This is quality for us.
RDS is equipped with a modern workshop equipped with five milling centers and three work benches, plus a wide assortment of other machines.
Located between the offices of the technical area, the die-casting department and the thermoplastic department, the RDS mechanical workshop is the operational center of the company. With a portfolio of more than three thousand pieces of equipment we are sure that it has what it takes to meet your most stringent needs.
The Tools for the Job
The RDS workshop is able to realize complicated requests with efficiency and experience. The machine park available includes a total of five CNC milling centers directly connected to the CAM of our Technical Area, two CNC EDM machines, a grinding machine, a CNC and a manual lathe, a milling cutter and a manual column drill. To these is added a sandblaster, a cleaner and other supporting machinery.
Located at the center of the workshop are the work benches of our maintenance technicians. With 3 highly equipped stations managed by the most expert maintenance workers on the labor market, we are able to quickly prepare even the most complicated molds and quickly return them to work following breakages and maintenance.
Under the constant supervision of the technical area and guided by the experience of the men who compose it, the mechanical workshop has made the raison d’être of the concepts of reliability, speed and success.
The technical defines the processes and equipment needed to make your article and designs them.
A CAM designer transforms the CAD model into a machine path and designs any electrodes.
The equipment is milled and electro-eroded where necessary.
Adjustment and assembly
An experienced technician adjusts the mold with small filings and polishing in order to best assemble your equipment and guarantee its correct functioning.
Mold testing and approval
Samples are taken, analyzed and the molds are reworked until the customer's approval.
The equipment passes to the other production departments and can start the actual production.
A Strategic Asset
Strategically placed in between the Metal Foundry and our Technical Offices, our workshop is capable of rapidly handling both new projects and maintenance requests simultaneously.
CASTING TOOLS ON STOCK
The equipment warehouse has in storage over 400 molding equipment whose positions are carefully traced in our IT systems. A mold can be on the adjustment bench in less than ten minutes from the moment it is removed from a machine or removed from the warehouse.
The internal workshop is something still often absent in Italian foundries. In RDS it is an essential resource that allows you to reduce lead times and earn a lot in efficiency and punctuality.