Welding technologies exert a growing importance on new product frontiers to successfully face requests rising from increasingly exigent markets:
- Improved manufacturing efficiency
- Mass reduction
- Greater assembly accuracy
- Reduced inspection and qualification costs
- Improved repair and refurbishment methods.
- Development of solutions through automated and robotized GMAW, GTAW, PAW
- Development of solutions through Laser Beam (LBW) and Friction Stir Welding (FSW)
- Study and definition of the best operational welding practices for metallic materials
- Study and evaluation of materials’ weldability and their sensitiveness to cracks
- Process and metallurgical simulation through commercial (SYSWELD) and home-made numerical codes
- Re-design or development of better performing components and structures
- Customer supply of prototypical new welded products and full-scale added-value little series productions
- Microstructural, micro analytical and failure analysis of welded joints
- Mechanical testing on welded structures and components both at coupon and full scale level
- Contribution to standards’ implementation
- Upgrading and reconversion of complex welding, cutting equipment and related ancillary technologies
- Customer consulting support on the choice, final inspection and setting in motion of the best configuration for innovative welding facilities
- Welding quality systems’ optimisation
Focus on labs & facilities
CO2 transverse flow laser
It is powered by a 6 kW source, equipped with 2.5 *5 m sized working table and is driven by a 5-axis programmable robot, which can treat flat and bended frames and components.
CO2 SLAB laser
Equipped with a 2.5 kW source, it reaches a significant gaussian-shaped beam (k30.8).
The 4.4 kW diode pumped Nd:YAG laser couples good beam quality with the possibility to deliver it through optical fibres. It is installed on a 6-axis anthropomorphic robot, which allows us to program and actuate complex 3-D routes.
Friction stir welding
In this facility, metallic alloy welding occurs due to the heat produced by the high rotation speed of an element, which is pushed against the shoulders to be joined. This approach prevents materials from melting, as in fact the joint is obtained through the material plasticization and smearing.
As far as conventional welding equipment is concerned:
- The Gas Tungsten-Arc Welding (GTAW) and the PAW/GMAW apparatus are respectively fed by 450 A and 300 A inverter electric generators
- The Gas Metal-Arc Welding (GMAW) can be installed on the laser working table and controlled by a 6-axis robot
- Plasma-Arc Welding (PAW) and GTAW avail themselves of a 3 meter long working table.
RINA is a reliable partner in virtue of the experience gained in supplying advanced solutions in several industrial sectors, from Oil & Gas to Aerospace & Defence.