Three step to Reach the goal
SFF, the acronym fo Smart Fasteners Factory, is the innovative technology process for producing titanium screws in high volumes.
In 1970, Poggipolini started to produce titanium screws for Motorsports, becoming the official supplier for Formula 1 (Ferrari and McLaren) in the 1980’s, then for the aerospace industry in the 1990’s (Agusta and Finmeccanica helicopters) and finally for the automotive industry in 2004 (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, McLaren, Porsche and FCA).
Through the SFF project and its revolutionary production process for titanium screws, POGGIPOLINI is changing from a semi-manual production to a mass production process.
Why it's important to use
in production in the future
In the Aerospace
Today in the aerospace sector aluminum or steel is used for the non-critical standard fasteners of a large part of the structure and components.
SFF could maximise weight reduction and increase the mechanical performance as well as reduce assembly complexity.
Today in the automotive industry alloy steel is mainly used for standard fasteners. SFF could maximise weight reduction, increase mechanical performance and reduce complexity.
IT'S NOT EVERYTHING
The main reasons
Why use titanium
Titanium is a very light and resistant natural material. It has been used in the aerospace industry since the 1970s and has allowed us to design revolutionary engineering solutions.
Less weight also means less fuel consumption and therefore lower emissions of pollution. Today it is very important to produce environmentally-friendly technological solutions.
Titanium is a natural material that withstands high temperatures, does not corrode and has a high degree of flexibility.
Titanium also has an aesthetic value and is considered a valuable material.
Titanium is a chemical element with symbol Ti and atomic number 22. It is a lustrous transition metal with a silver color, low density, and high strength. Titanium is resistant to corrosion in sea water, aqua regia, and chlorine.
|Density - 4.42 g/cm³ / 0.16 lb/in³|
|Melting Point - 1650 °C / 3000 °F|
|Coefficient of Expansion - 9.0 μm/m °C (20 – 100 °C) /
5.0 x 10-6 in/in °F (70 – 212 °F)
|Shear Modulus - 40 – 44 GPa / 5800 – 6380 ksi|
|Modulus of Elasticity - 105 – 120 GPa / 15230 – 17405 ksi|
|Typical Applications - Aerospace; Jewellery; Chemical; Motorsports Bolts and various fasteners|
Titanium industrial use
Titanium alloy is used for the production of lightweight components and prototypes in the motorsport and aerospace Industries, as well as implants in medical technology.
The production line is able to currently print fasteners of a minimum length of 10mm to a maximum length of 80mm; diameter from M4 to M12.
Titanium is available on the market as commercially pure or as alloys commercially pure titanium has a hexagonal Alfa type crystalline structure and increases its mechanical resistance (ultimate strength psi) with each grade classification (from grade 1 to grade 4). With the addition of alloying elements such as aluminium, vanadium, and molybdenum, titanium alloys are created which have cubic Alfa + Beta crystalline structures. These Alfa + Beta alloys are the most commercially used, due to their ductile-weight- mechanical resistance relationships.
Of these, the most used titanium alloys are 6Al4V (grade 5) and 3Al 2,5V (grade 9) which are used to make bolts, mechanical components and chassis.
Titanium and its alloys are used in all those fields in which one or more of the following factors are important: high strength-to-weight ratio mechanical resistance, corrosive resistance, electrical resistivity.
Titanium and titanium alloys owe their excellent corrosion resistance to a stable, protective surface layer of titanium oxide; titanium alloys are highly resistant to pitting corrosion and it is rarely encountered.
THE STRENGHT OF THE MOUNTAIN
From nature a unique element able to reduce weight...
OUR FAST PRODUCTION LINE
The production of titanium fasteners starts from the titanium wire
TITANIUM FASTENERS FOR AEROSPACE AND AUTOMOTIVE
For its high mechanichal properties and its lightness
Our integrated solutions
We offer solutions for weight reduction. Using our new fast production of titanium fasteners it is possible to replace the aluminum and alloy steel screws used today in the aerospace and automotive industries.
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