The market of this sector is highly complex and competitive, and its customers are more and more demanding and attentive when selecting their suppliers. The most part of our automotive customers are OEMs, Tier1 and Tier 2 highly specialised suppliers, whom Silmax offers standard and special tools, end mills and drills in different sizes, with the aim of improving their performances and productivity, with a constant quality that is repeatable over time.
Thanks to these abilities, Silmax cooperates with the most important Italian and international automotive enterprises in the development of primary components: valves, hydraulic drives, pump bodies, joints, flanges, dies and moulds, (see dedicated HRC section), structural components.
The technological challenge consists in machining a wide range of materials, such as steels, metal-powdered steels, stainless steels, aluminium alloys, heat-resistant alloys, plastic materials, mould steels, copper-tungsten alloys and other developing materials.
Standard and special tools
Silmax has an extensive experience in the different types of drilling and milling in the sector of automotive components. This experience is at its customers’ disposal, by a customised proposal of special end mils and drills according to specific applications.
Even in this sector, Silmax can meet its customers’ requirements thanks to its flexibility and variety of products, with attention and precision in the product offering and punctuality and service for the full customer’s satisfaction.
Relying on the experience gained during its thirty-year partnership with Oerlikon Balzers, in 2013 Silmax opened a new factory dedicated to PVD coating (physical vapour deposition) in its premises of Lanzo Torinese, with an INGENIA plant using Oerlikon Balzers technology and a robotised, ultrasound washing system.
Today, there is also a new PVD INNOVENTA kila unit, which, thanks to its advanced technology with latest-generation software and its high production capacity, reduces coating times, and to meet all needs for PVD coating of tools and for R&D activities.
Find out more about the available coatings by visiting the PVD Coatings page.