News Die-Casting

European Business magazine interviews Cristian and Matteo Chilese, CEOs of Came

30 April 2020

European Business is one of Europe’s most international business magazines, offering its readers around the world a global business perspective on the people, companies, and ideas that are shaping economic development in Europe.

Cristian and Matteo Chilese, CEOs of Came, a leading European electric motor winding company, were interviewed on topics such as electrification, e-mobility, sustainability, energy efficiency and Brushless BLDC motor products.

Cristian and Matteo illustrated Came’s strategy of entering the automotive, lighting, gas and automation markets through investment in IATF 16949:2016 certification for die-casting in order to provide customers with a complete solution.

Came’s expansion goals in foreign markets, including Germany, are based on continual investment in lean and just-in-time processes, logistics and the new Came portal, which allows customers to follow the status of orders and prices in real time.

Read the full interview here to find out more.

The new Came portal

2 March 2020

The five Cs of good communication: clarity, completeness, conciseness, concreteness and correctness.
(Anonymous)

Good company communication is not only important when making initial contact with business partners, but must be considered periodically, changed and implemented every day.

The web portal is taking on an increasingly important role among the new tools for communication and interaction between business partners.

The institutional website, to which we have become accustomed, is now supported by a portal, which is mainly intended for the purpose of sharing and providing customised access. It gathers information that is relevant to the user’s context to facilitate interaction between companies.

Came activated its customer portal in 2018 as part of an innovative business vision and to consolidate business partnerships.

The Came portal is a window onto internal operations, offering users a real-time update on the progress of their activities.
– Created with very clear graphics for fast and very intuitive consultation;
– Use can be adapted to the type of user, selecting just one or several sections of interest;
– The tool undergoes continuous improvement and expansion, thanks to the internal work of our EDP department, which collects suggestions resulting from the experiences of our partners.

And soon it will become even more interactive, allowing die-cast material to be booked from the catalogue after consulting the just-in-time stock and availability of any similar items ready for delivery.

Came confirms the attitude that makes it a transparent and innovative business partner aiming for continuous service improvement through continuous interaction with its contacts and the market.

Article by:
Chiara Tullini
Back-office sales manager
consulting@came-italy.com
+39 0444 488282

Design to machining, optimize the raw material for better mechanical machining

27 January 2020

Die-casting and mechanical machining of castings can be defined as two of the most common processes in metal part manufacturing. It is important to know, however, that in order to optimize the result of a machined die casting, it is necessary to integrate the two processes right from the component design.

For this reason, today we will give you some key concepts to understand when machining is necessary and what precautions are required on the raw casting to accommodate the processing.

First of all, I would like to start by giving a brief description of the two processes:

Die-casting: the molten aluminium alloy is injected under pressure into a special mold, which gives the casting the shape of the part to be made once the alloy inside has cooled.

Mechanical machining: this is a process that alters the shape and characteristics of the material by removing chips with speed and versatility, following all the indications prescribed by a drawing.

The use of CNC technology (computer numerical control) and special tools makes it possible to maximize the processing precision, repeatability and efficiency.
In the die-casting sector, CNC machining is used to modify die-cast parts and produce features that cannot be produced in the die-casting mold. This allows us to customize parts based on specific customer needs and to send ready-to-install parts.

For example, it is possible to use processing on a die-cast part to:
– Obtain tighter tolerances;
– Improve surface roughness;
– Deep holes;
– Corners without radius.

Numerical control processing can also be useful to remove edges and draft angles, often necessary to complete high pressure die-casting processes or to create special shapes that cannot be obtained from a mold (under cuts).
Furthermore, processing can be useful to simplify the die-casting mold, thereby making it more economical. Specifically, it is possible to decide to obtain some features on the casting (radial holes) directly by mechanical drilling. This avoids the need for lateral movements on the mold (larger mold dimensions, longer cycle time, larger press, and higher equipment cost).

The degree of processing required can vary significantly from one product to another. For example, less complex parts may require drilling or threading only, which can often be done without CNC machining services but with a simple manual unit off the work island. On the other hand, complex components with special designs or with demanding mechanical characteristics (automotive components, components subject to mechanical seals, etc. ) require high-precision machining that can be achieved through the CNC machining process.

Came has a vast fleet of machines that includes both manual units dedicated to drilling and threading, and CNC machines (lathes, milling machines, 4- or 5-axis multi-pallets) useful for performing complex machining with maximum process speed and repeatability.

The Came R&D office can also support you in determining which type of manufacturing process is most appropriate for your products and can guide you through the component design phase to optimize the raw casting and the processes required to obtain the finished component, optimizing the workflow and consequently the final price.

Contacts
consulting@came-italy.com
+39 0444 488282

Visit us at EUROGUSS fair from Tue 14 Jan to Thu 16 Jan 2020 in Nuremberg

8 January 2020

Came confirms its participation at the most important European trade fair for die-casting, EUROGUSS, that will be held at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Germany, from Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th January 2020.

On this special occasion, we will be able to offer visitors all the information about Came services and the third-party die-casting components used in the specific sectors.
Furthermore, the focus will be on Came Aluminium Die-Casting entrance in the new markets including automotive with IATF 16949 certification.

We will be present in Hall 9- Stand 213.

Get your personal e-ticket for EUROGUSS 2020 until 16 January 2020 by clicking here.

Opening hours:
09:00 – 17:00 Tue 14 Jan 2020
09:00 – 17:00 Wed 15 Jan 2020
09:00 – 17:00 Thu 16 Jan 2020

Address:
Nürnberg Messe GmbH
Messezentrum 1
90471 Nürnberg
Germany

Came Aluminium Die-Casting enters the automotive world with IATF 16949 certification

3 December 2019

Came, which is ISO 9001:2015 certified, has decided to obtain IATF 16949:2016 certification for its die-casting process in order to adopt the quality standards required by the automotive world.

Came’s choice shows its commitment to continual organisational and structural growth, which will ensure benefits for both new and current customers.

The benefits of certification are aimed at greater customer satisfaction, process improvement, and an approach to quality that will further reinforce Came as a reliable global supplier and partner.

The certification process will take 12 months.

The certification process will be divided as follows:

Initial analysis
This activity serves to define the project. It consists of a series of initial audits for the various company sectors, conducted according to the IATF 16949 standard.

Acquisition of the reference standard
Acquisition of the reference standard and customer-specific requirements (CSR), and relative training.

Training and use of automotive-specific techniques
Acquisition of technical manuals and relative training to set up risk analyses according to IATF:
APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning), FMEA (Failure Model Effect analysis), SPC (Statistical Process Control)
PPAP (Production Part Approval Process), MSA (Measurement System Analysis).

IATF 16949 implementation
Adapting the system documentation to the IATF standards.

IATF 16949 certification
Preparation for the certification body audit, possibly with pre-audits.

Article by:
Cristian Chilese
CEO – Marketing and Communication Manager, Came
consulting@came-italy.com
+39 0444 488282

Utility and benefits of X-ray analysis in the die casting process

20 May 2019

A competitive foundry cannot but be an innovative foundry, highly focussed on efficiency and quality: these are the principles in which Came believes and on which it bases development in its die-casting division.

Today, die-castings are used in a very broad range of applications, which by definition impose increasingly stringent structural and mechanical performance specifications on the castings.

The die-casting process, however, has a congenital downside: the more or less diffuse presence of porosity in the workpieces, which has a significant effect on their quality, reducing mechanical strength and pressure-tightness, and preventing heat treatments.
Such defects can be grouped into the following macro-families:

  • Shrinkage porosity: Macro-porosity, micro-porosity
  • Gas porosity: Gas in solution, Gas entrapment during filling, binder breakdown

 
In order to guarantee the structural quality of the casting, resulting in increased performance, it is essential to check the internal structure of the part using a specific analysis: X-rays.

These are an invisible form of electromagnetic energy featuring short wavelengths and high energy, which are projected toward the part to be analysed. The electromagnetic wave passes through the casting and ends its travel in an electric sensor, from which it is possible to obtain a digital projection of the X-rays. In these detectors, the X-ray energy is converted directly into an electrical signal, which is digitized into an image. Dedicated software then optimizes and analyses the image.

Came offers its customers modern X-ray analysis equipment that can scan products with dimensions up to ø 700 × H 1200 mm. All production items can be checked using a frequency that can be varied according to the technical requirements and product type. The scans obtained are then analysed by dedicated software and saved in a database so that they are available to be used by the stakeholders.

Article by:
Alberto Carallo
Expert in Aluminium Die-Casting
consulting@came-italy.com
+39 0444 488282

Interview with Emanuele Cenzato, the head of the die-casting division of Came

26 February 2019

We are pleased to introduce Emanuele Cenzato, the head of the die-casting division of Came.

Emanuele Cenzato, the person known in the world of Italian Die Casting, has been a consultant for numerous national foundries. With extensive experience in design and foundry optimization, he also gained experience in the automotive sector.

Came has entrusted Cenzato with important corporate objectives in terms of technical sales support and internal growth. Emanuele Cenzato was an important and strategic choice for Came characterized by the desire to count on the one hand, on a consolidated managerial experience and, on the other, on the sure ability to accompany and guide the company’s processes and improvements in terms of the evolution of the foundry division in progress.

How has die-casting changed in the last decade?

In recent years the world of die-casting had an important development. The technology has improved and the presses and systems have become increasingly sophisticated and intelligent. The constancy of the processes is assured and well controlled. New aluminum alloys have been developed that allow the construction of pressure casting jets of a complex shape and with excellent mechanical characteristics. Features that are enhanced by the possibility of these alloys to undergo heat treatments.

What is the future of die-casting?

Softwares that are developed allow us to design the mold without errors because they give the possibility to see virtually what will happen in real production. We can do the simple simulation of the filling of the mold cavity, the simulation of the mold itself in working with parameters and temperatures and the evaluation of the deformation that the jet undergoes during extraction. Thanks to this, die-cast aluminum has replaced other heavier materials, such as steel and cast iron, in many applications.

How will die-casting affect the automotive industry?

The automotive industry, for example, has significantly increased the use of aluminum in several of its components. This allowed a significant reduction in weight and therefore fuel consumption. For some time, thanks to the use of special alloys, structural parts of the automobile or vehicles, in general, are also produced in die-casting.

How should Came customers prepare for changes?

The quality die-casting therefore has an important future: Came believes in it and is structuring itself for this. The machinery and plants are all of the latest generations and the technical staff is made up of engineers and experienced staff. Customers find in Came a reliable, capable and highly qualified partner able to solve any problem.

Came Aluminium Die-Casting, your one-stop shop

21 January 2019

A proper foundry management to be “winning” in a field of constantly changing economic contexts, shall focus on territorial quality, social welfare, and competitiveness.

Competitiveness is linked to the following aspects:

1) Strategic management and the requirements of “ethical theory”;

2) Cost and plant management efficiency;

3) Flexibility and adaptability to different market conditions:
a. increasing export share;
b. internationalization paths;
c. continual shift towards products with high added value;

4) Energy and labor costs in line with those of other large industrial countries in Europe;

5) Professionalism of all employees involved;

6) Ability to be an essential part of the circular economy, becoming a large “recycling machine” (more than 70% reuse of scrap and recycled material).

It was also found that it is necessary to take on the new challenges by joining a choral strategy, with common responses across the various levels that make up the supply chain of the production sector.

In other terms, the subject which creates value is no longer the company, but the supply chain that is part of a system in which there is new market and work distribution.

Only the interaction between the supplier, foundry and customer creates new ideas, investments and an overall view of the system.

Therefore, in the current industrial context, foundries are increasingly taking on a strategic role as suppliers of systems and finished components, and are no longer simply manufacturers of rough aluminum castings.

For the customer, the foundry is increasingly the leader of a supply chain and network of companies and centres of expertise that are widely complementary and interdisciplinary. A competitive foundry shall be an innovative foundry, highly focussed on efficiency and quality.

In this complex competitive context, Came aspires to a position of excellence as a supplier of technically complex components being part of an international market.

Also, to expand our value proposition, partnerships have been created with leading industrial companies in order to expand the portfolio of services offered to our customers.

Today, Came is your partner, able to provide not only die-cast aluminium components but especially the know-how to industrialise your ideas and create the value chain needed to achieve the finished component.

Article by:
Alberto Carallo
Expert in Aluminium Die-Casting
consulting@came-italy.com
+39 0444 488282

Distinctive characteristics of aluminium die-casting process

30 November 2018

Innovation is a broad concept that includes many features, among which the material is certainly in a position of primary importance. Nowadays, product innovation is a fundamental theme to be competitive and at the forefront of the global market, which is increasingly complex and challenging.

In this context, producing a component manufactured with a material and a process that allows to obtain an economic advantage, a weight saving, excellent mechanical characteristics, a complex design and a hi-tech look, is certainly a considerable competitive advantage.

The die-casting process is a metal processing technique, in which the aluminum alloy in the liquid state (temperatures above 700°C) is injected at high pressure into a metal mold and allows to obtain components in fast, efficient and with a good degree of finish.

The vastness of components and applications obtainable with the process of aluminum die-casting, is mainly due to the fact that the castings are characterized by specific technological qualities: the lightness that compares it to steel offers a ratio 1/3, the electrical conductivity which is second only to copper, the mechanical characteristics enhanced by the possibility of creating specific alloys, resistance to atmospheric agents, resistance to contact with food and also resistance to corrosion.

The aspects above mentioned explain why die-cast aluminum is used in all the main industrial sectors, from the most sophisticated ones such as aerospace and automotive, to the most common ones such as electromechanics, plumbing, lighting and furniture.

CAME S.p.A proposes itself as a partner, which thanks to state-of-the-art and constantly evolving technologies and skills, is able to support its customers with one of the most used production processes in modern industry.

Article by:
Alberto Carallo
Expert in Aluminium Die-Casting
consulting@came-italy.com
+39 0444 488282

Thank you for visiting us at fair Euroguss 2018

7 February 2018

We would like to thank you for your visit to our stand 6-110 –
Hall 6
at the fair EUROGUSS, held in Nuremberg, Germany, from 16th to 18th January 2018.

Stay updated on the news that we have prepared for the fair, especially regarding Came die-casting innovative solutions that we presented.

Watch the video that we prepared for the occasion of this event!

Do not hesitate to contact us for any further assistance or information, our staff will be at your disposal!

E-mail: consulting@came-italy.com
Tel: +39 0444 488282

We hope that in the near future we will have a chance to collaborate even closely.

Thank you for visiting us!

Came presented by Eventi Nord Est: Investments in foundry and innovation

19 January 2018

We are pleased to announce the article published in the December 2017 issue of Eventi Nord Est, the exclusive magazine for the Triveneto, an editorial initiative of Gruppo24ORE.

The article describes the success of Came in its 40 years of existence and its strong decision to grow its production that is also reflected in the recent investments in the foundry and new machinery as well as in the creation of the new brand for aluminium die-casting.

Came’s first participation at the EUROGUSS tradeshow in January 2018 demonstrates a further commitment of Came to the die-cast segment.

Read the full article here.

Came acquires 2 new Last Generation Die-Casting machines (Industry 4.0)

8 January 2018

In line with our strategy, we have increased our fleet in the die-casting plant.

As already announced, Came has decided to focus on the production of die-castings by investing in the Foundry, a department that already exists since 1989; and the creation of a specific team dedicated to the production of die-castings.

To demonstrate our commitment, two new die-casting machines were purchased, one of 1400 tons and another of 560 tons, which are added to the already existing 9 machines of various tonnages and all served by robots.

Our state-of-the-art machinery is digitally interconnected with our computer system, guaranteeing better cycle times, consistent quality and tighter tolerances. We are pleased to announce this expansion of capacity as an advantage we offer our customers.

Came participates in the EUROGUSS fair from 16th to 18th January 2018

21 December 2017

We are proud to announce our first participation at the most important European trade fair for die-casting, EUROGUSS, that will be held at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Germany, from 16th to 18th January 2018.

The 11th edition of EUROGUSS focuses on innovative solutions for die-casting processes like aluminium, magnesium or zinc die-casting. The exhibition covers the fields of die-casting, die-casting processes and die-casting machinery.

Given our recent structural developments and technological investments towards the production of die-cast for third parties, Came is ready to seize new market opportunities in the die-casting industry. EUROGUSS is also the perfect place for Came to present for the first time new Came Aluminium die-casting brand.

Came will be present in Hall 6 Stand 6-110 where will be possible to obtain more info regarding Came die-casting services that will be presented on the occasion of this event.

You can get your personal e-ticket for EUROGUSS 2018 until 18 January 2018 by clicking here.

The new brand of Came Aluminium Die-Casting

13 December 2017

Came is the company with considerable experience in the production aluminium alloy die-cast components for electric motors.

Since 2018 Came has decided to invest even more in these activities, which mostly involve customized solutions for third parties. This is also thanks to the constant dedication in responding to the particular needs on the market in a dynamic and flexible way.

To achieve these objectives and to conserve the highest quality, Came has made a significant structural change within the company, creating a young and dynamic team dedicated exclusively to the production of die-cast for third parties.

The new brand and the image of Came Aluminium Die-Casting represent a strong decision and dedication of the company for new developments and perspectives. This project is a conjunction between past and present.

Significant investment was also made from the technological point of view with the increase of robots, presses, and measuring instruments and a new plant, all to increase production capacity.

With this productive, technological and structural upgrade, Came has set itself the goal of being increasingly ready to seize new market opportunities and to be increasingly available alongside its customers.

Came die-cast: from design to finished product

1 December 2014

The product range of Came spa die-casts Series IEC and MEC, is an important reference point for our customers.
But the services of Came develop also customized products, allowing the customer to create items on demand.
We can design the molds starting from the customer project, reaching up to the production of the product, or to provide the necessary cooperation for any constructional request.

The advanced software tools for 2D and 3D modeling and cutting edge software for the simulation of casting aluminum, allow our technical staff to verify the structural elements of the product already in the planning stage, introducing the geometry and loads, and thus highlighting any areas of defects.

All this allows us to provide clients with a professional service, which guarantees once the mold has been built, the practical feasibility of particular designed, ensuring quality and durability.

Thanks to the preparation and experience of our technical staff, our services are at your disposal for the development and design of any aluminum parts.

Below is the full list of services offered by Came spa:

– Molds Designing
– Molds Sale
– Design of custom part
– Stamping Aluminium parts
– Stamping Aluminum parts with machined process
– Fem Structural Analysis