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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
SFF 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.


Automotive sector

Today in the automotive industry alloy steel is mainly used for standard fasteners. SFF could maximise weight reduction, increase mechanical performance and reduce complexity.


The main reasons
Why use titanium

Titanium Ti6Al4V


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.

Since the discovery of titanium in 1791, it has been an exceedingly coveted element in manufacturing. But it wasn’t until the start of the Cold War that it began its journey into both the military and commercial aerospace industries. Today, the aerospace industry is the number one customer for titanium alloy products.

With the rising costs of fuel and the recent decline of the economy, the need for more fuel-efficient aircraft has become a priority. Taking advantage of titanium’s weight-to-strength ratio, aeroplanes that are made from titanium parts are lighter than those that are not; and a lighter aeroplane consumes less fuel.

SFF Production

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.

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From nature a unique element able to reduce weight...


The production of titanium fasteners starts from the titanium wire




For its high mechanichal properties and its lightness

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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.

SFF Smart Fasteners Factory

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