Machining is the manufacturing process which gives the format, size and surface finish of a part by removing the excess material or excess metal.
The excess metal removed is referred to as chips. These chips are taken from different types of materials such as cast iron, steel, aluminum, brass, plastic, and others, which are the most used by the mechanical industry for the manufacture of their products.
When submitted to the machining the part already presents a definitive form: blocks, billets, plates or bars. The format of the raw piece determines the production process employed, which can be forging, lamination or drawing.
These processes, however, do not guarantee the dimensional accuracy and surface quality. It is the machining that generates the parts with these characteristics.
The dimensional accuracy indicates that the dimensions of the manufactured part should vary depending on the tolerance ranges and technical specifications intended for its use and service. Thus, surface quality refers to the type of final finish given to the part, which must be in accordance with the purpose for which it is intended.
Machining, therefore, is the manufacturing process which meets the quality and demands set by manufacturers and consumers through the removal of the excess metal.
At Italbronze, in a factory of highly modern facilities, the bronze parts receive the finish, the configuration, the geometric shape and the holes as detailed in the customer’s project.
Highly trained professionals in the operation of last generation CNC machines allow Italbronze to attend the domestic and international markets, by machining bronze parts ranging from millimeter sizes to others measuring more than 4 meters in diameter and weighing several tons.
The quality and improvement in the processes of manufacture of bronze allowed Italbronze to conquer ISO 9000, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO TS 16949-as well as the receipt of INMETRO accreditation, ANAB (United States), MGMT-RvA (Europe) for the segments in which it operates.
The machining of Italbronze is designed for a production in series, to meet the quantities and demands of each client in particular.