R & D

The goal of the R&D department is to design new products and improve existing ones to meet the demands of the glass industry.

The staff, constantly updated on new softwares and technologies, is able to:
– Create new projects and study new products
– Submit realistic projects to customers, thanks to latest generation CAD CAM, before the creation of the prototype
– Realize prototypes (now also with real-time 3D printer)
– Improve production efficiency of the mechanical equipment
– Assist the designers of OEM customers in the design of specific customized solutions

Thanks to this department, Colcom Group is able to make products with technologically advanced mechanisms, hardly obtainable by those without the same expertise, and face competition particularly strong in this area.

Production Process

The production process is preceded by study and design carried out by the internal technicians who, thanks to the latest generation of CAD CAM, execute drawings of the parts. They also check the structural compliance of accessories and the real-time realization of prototypes with 3D printer.
We may divide the production process into several stages:

Finishes

The surface finish treatments are handled by Galvacom, a company within the Group. Galvacom galvanic treatments are made on brass, aluminum and PVD. Aluminum chrome plating is Colcom’s strong point.

The success of it depends on various parameters and requirements that Galvacom is able to satisfy in all working phases thanks to the expertise acquired over years of activity and continuous improvement. The process is fully automated and the cycles are controlled by a software.
Galvacom galvanic surface treatments strong points:
– Corrosion resistance
– Coating thickness
– Deposit adherence
– Abrasion resistance
– Lab testing frequency

The surface finish treatments are handled by Galvacom, a company within the Group. Galvacom galvanic treatments are made on brass, aluminum and PVD. Aluminum chrome plating is Colcom’s strong point. The success of it depends on various parameters and requirements that Galvacom is able to satisfy in all working phases thanks to the expertise acquired over years of activity and continuous improvement. The process is fully automated and the cycles are controlled by a software.
Galvacom galvanic surface treatments strong points:
– Corrosion resistance
– Coating thickness
– Deposit adherence
– Abrasion resistance
– Lab testing frequency
The galvanic facilities used by Galvacom meet different production needs and offer a complete service in the treatment of metal surfaces:
– Nickel plating treatment
– Chrome plating treatment
– Physical vapor deposition (PVD) treatment, which gives a wide range of color shades and excellent resistance to abrasion. Noble raw materials are used to give the components the desired color. Galvacom currently provides two colors: imitation of satin stainless steel and polished gold.
– Nickel plating and chrome plating, they can be made in different polished versions, matt version also known as “pearl”.
Galvacom guarantees high quality chrome plating treatments in dealing with companies that need small/medium quantities with products obtained from rods or die casting aluminum.