NEWERAProject reference: 696471
Funded under :
H2020-EU.2.3.1. - Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument
Innovative micro-abrasive Water Jet for high precision machining and finishing
Total cost:EUR 71 429
EU contribution:EUR 50 000
Topic(s):NMP-25-2015-1 - Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies, advanced materials or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEs
Call for proposal:H2020-SMEINST-1-2015See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
Founded in Legnano (Italy), in 1940, our company Vito Rimoldi S.p.A. is one of the leaders in manufacturing of gaskets for industrial applications (e.g. for aluminium radiators, compressors). Since the very beginning our policy has been to distinguish ourselves by providing the international market with new and high quality products fitting the most advanced applications. To do so, through successful collaborations with industrial leaders and university centres, we have pursued our aim for excellence, increasing our know-how and technical competences. This allows us to have a team of experts to assist our customers with their new challenging projects and identify and enter new value niche markets to increase our turnover (€7.0M in 2013).
Vito Rimoldi has been continuously challenging the current State-of-the-Art in terms of high-precision cutting of materials, both soft (rubber, plastic) and hard (carbon fibre, tungsten, quartz, titanium, ceramic). Over the years, we have acquired a leadership position in Water Jet technology.
Our NEWERA project will provide the industry with a solution to the challenge of machining small parts (<1mm) that require a high degree of accuracy (<10μm), tolerance (± 10μm) and finishing (Ra<1μm).
Based on a new Micro-Abrasive Water Jet system, NEWERA will allow high precision, finishing and control, and therefore enter niche markets for high precision mechanics, electronics, biomedical, automotive and high finishing of fashionable/luxury items (e.g. watches, jewellery), thus subsequently increasing our sales by 40% within 5 years.
EU contribution: EUR 50 000
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