What do we do
We offer timely responses to customer requests
Unicka’s goal is to provide complete solutions, from design to production. Unicka combines experience and expertise with innovation and technology, offering itself as a preferred partner that can manage all aspects of important projects having unique characteristics in terms of design, technology and finishes.
A team of qualified professionals who work with the customer to plan what is needed.
The conception phase represents the fundamental moment for the life of each project.
The key to success at this stage is the technical department that develops the optimal solution in terms of quality and costs, always in line with the customer’s requests.
It is at this point that the equipment is designed, making it possible to achieve what was requested by the customer.
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
The design phase for the parts is preceded by the design and construction of equipment and dies used in the production of pre-series (pilot dies), mass production, welding and quality control (masks, gauges, etc.).
Each piece of equipment incorporates the years of experience and know-how of the technical office, for a final result that fully meets the needs that arise during the project’s start-up phase.
A careful study of feasibility guarantees the quality of each item produced starting from the design phase, which in turn becomes the optimal starting point for the mass production of components.
SIMULATIONS & PROTOTYPING
Careful analyses of feasibility, simulations, production of prototypes, testing and development of the forming process carried out by our research and development department allow us to fully engage the customer throughout the project. In this way it is possible to optimise design and technical solutions in order to achieve the best production processes and lower manufacturing costs.
The customer thus becomes a partner who contributes to the definition of the project.
Production of components and systems
where we operate
Many national and international companies rely on Unicka, knowing that it offers quality finished products and the right balance between batch sizes, delivery times and costs.
A personalized and transversal production in different sectors
Unicka’s core business is the cold forming of sheet metal. Indeed the company has been performing this process since it was founded, and over time other services were added supported by new departments and equipped with state-of-the-art systems and workstations, like bending, machining, welding, assembly and different types of threading. There is also an area entirely dedicated to the maintenance and construction of equipment.
Cold stamping of sheet metal is one of our most important processes
We process sheets with thicknesses from 0.3 mm to 15 mm from coils and up to 25 mm from blanks and straps of any type (stainless steel, wear-resistant, galvanised and electrogalvanized steel, aluminium, pre-painted, etc.) using mechanical and hydraulic presses weighing 100 to 5,000 tonnes.
Specifically, we have:
- No. 33 mechanical presses weighing 50 to 5,000 tonnes, for progressive and transfer dies
- No. 2 hydraulic presses weighing 500 to 1,000 tonnes
Fibre laser cutting
The offer of metalwork services also includes the latest generation high-performance laser cutting.
The fibre laser system has a power of 10kw which guarantees cutting speed and precision even for high thicknesses and for sheets that can reach the size of 4×2 m.
Equipped with an automatic magazine, the new system allows you to optimize processing times, ensuring continuity of the production process throughout the 24 hours without breaks or downtime.
Our laser system allows the management of large production volumes, but also of small batches with speed of execution and the highest quality standards.
BENDING AND THREADING
The metalworking department in the plant completes the full-range service that Unicka offers its customers.
It is able to handle both large volumes and small batches while maintaining the same level of quality and flexibility that distinguish all our work.
- No. 1 300 tonne LVD NC hydraulic bending machine and 4 m work surface
- No. 1 300 tonne COLGAR hydraulic bending machine and 3 m work surface
- No. 1 shear measuring 4 metres and 12 mm thick
- No. 1 straightening machine
WELDING AND TACK-WELDING
In the carpentry department, Unicka has an area dedicated to robot and manual welding to allow the creation of small and large series. In this area there are 5 robot welding centres, 2 of which with 2 robots capable of welding simultaneously and up to 4 meters in length, and 2 projection welding stations (21), in addition to manual MAG wire welding stations (135).
The quality of the workmanship is guaranteed by an advanced and certified control system. The company is in fact equipped to carry out dimensional checks and non-destructive and destructive checks (visual examination, penetrating liquids, macrographs and tensile, bending and fracture tests) directly within the quality department.
Unicka has opted to invest in machining both for the manufacture of individual components and for mass production, installing horizontal and vertical OKUMA machining centres that are all equipped with pallet changers.
Manual and robotized threading, which allows automatic threading of large parts, thus reducing production costs.
To be able to manufacture finished products complete with heat and surface treatments, Unicka relies on qualified and certified external suppliers that are able to meet the high standards set by our company and the demands of our customers. The various processes include: painting, galvanizing, cataphoresis and washing.
This final step is the conclusion of a rich and complex supply chain managed by a strictly controlled process able to guarantee the traceability of the product during each single phase.
DIE AND EQUIPMENT MANUFACTORING
The principal products that Unicka is able to manufacture include:
- Design and construction of compound, progressive and transfer dies, up to 10 metres in length
- Design and construction of welding masks
- Design and construction of control gauges
- Design and construction of assembly lines
All this is possible, thanks to the presence of:
- No. 3 milling machines
- No. 2 wire spark erosion machines
- No. 3 grinding machines
- No. 3 lathes
All this equipment can also be used outside of Unicka, becoming a real product that Unicka sells to the customer, guaranteeing services for setting up and testing on the customer’s premises.