main fields of application
Ciesse produces high precision mechanical components for the racing and automotive, medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace and defense, aviation and stamping sectors.
Racing & Automotive
“The track is my canvas. My car is my paintbrush”
Since the 1990s, Ciesse has been a supplier of components for Formula 1 ™, in particular for Ferrari Gestione Sportiva. Examples of components produced for the racing sector: exhaust components, moog blocks, connectors, turbine volute, brake pumps, high pressure hoses, aerodynamic parts, cooling ducts, impellers, engine head.
In the gallery below some examples of manufacturing for the racing & auto sector carried out over the years by Ciesse
Aerospace & Defence
“one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”
Examples of components produced for the aerospace / defense sector: brackets, parts for jet engines (vanes, injectors, impellers, dampers, heat exchangers), boxes for electronic systems, heat shields, support components for optical systems.
In the gallery below some examples of components produced for the aerospace / defense sector:
Medical & Pharmaceutical
“The human body is the only machine in which there are no spare parts”
Hermann M. Biggs
Ciesse has been active for years in the medical sector and, in particular, in the dental sector. This is one of the areas of activity where Laser Melting technology is able to express the maximum potential in terms of customization and, consequently, of anatomical compatibility of the components.
Examples of parts produced for the medical sector: titanium bars for dental prosthetics, orthopedic screws, spinal prostheses, orthopedic plates for the skull and limbs, hand exoskeletons for rehabilitation.
In the gallery below some examples of parts produced for the medical sector:
In this sector, the company produces, with Laser Melting technology, inserts for molds with conformal cooling. Conformal cooling is a system that involves the passage of the coolant just below the contact surface of the steel insert with the molten plastic. Laser Melting can be used to build inserts with optimized cooling channels that fit exactly to the surface of the mold cavity, with obvious advantages in terms of production time and cost reduction. Sacmi is one of Ciesse’s customers in the sector.
In the gallery below some examples of molds produced:
Powder-bed fusion laser melting is an additive manufacturing process that allows for the
manufacturing of complex metal components directly from a 3D file. First, the 3D file is elaborated
through specialized software and supports necessary for the build process and easy to be
removed in the post-production phase are added.
The combination of additive manufacturing and machining techniques is one of the most advanced technological mix to produce high-precision mechanical components. Ciesse milling, turning, electro-discharge machining departments allow, one side, to manufacture series of components totally produced through chip removal; on the other side, the same departments allow performing the necessary secondary operations on raw components manufactured by additive manufacturing.
Ciesse testing department has three main objectives: to verify that supplied materials (raw or semi-finished) comply with quality standards; to support departments involved in the production process of mechanical components and to test finished parts, providing all certifications that a given client requires.
DfAM – Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) is one of the most interesting frontiers, because it allows rethinking the design phase as to optimize all the advantages offered by the powder-bed laser melting (ex. light weighting)