Since its foundation, NCM has invested in the development of its design, production and technological skills, offering its customers increasingly innovative and competitive solutions and aiming for continuous improvement. Thanks to the experience gained in concurrent engineering projects, NCM is now also offering design services to guarantee our Customers an increasingly complete and integrated service.
Our core business is the vertical supply of components and assemblies, complete with special processes and functional tests carried out in compliance with the strictest international standards.
As pertains the energy sector, we produce gas turbine parts and in particular combustion chambers complete of injection systems, and hot part components.
In regards to the aeronautics sector, we produce engine components, sub-assemblies, and structural parts of civil and military fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircrafts. Furthermore, we take part in the most important international programs as direct partners of the main OEMs.
Always ready for new challenges and constantly striving to please its Customers, NCM has succeeded over the years in acquiring an important standing in the field, establishing solid international partnerships with leading companies which today rely on NCM for the designing and development of their products. Thanks to a strong know-how and wide range of cutting-edge technologies, we help our Customers choose the most efficient production and technological solutions, consistent with the need for competitiveness, flexibility, and speed of development and production.
The passion for innovation and cutting-edge technology has been a distinctive feature of NCM since the company’s foundation, allowing it to stand out for its state-of-the-art production.
Strategically oriented towards integration, the company continues to invest in its products’ special and technical features, with the aim of ensuring a completely vertical production.
Supported by a wide range of production processes and by a solid Supply Chain, NCM can offer flexibility and, at the same time, efficiently manage significant production quantities.
The company boasts a team of engineers specialized in designing and producing complex components and assemblies in addition to being able to advise and support our Customers in the choice of the most effective and efficient methods and production technologies, starting from the preliminary design and prototyping phase, up to the production phase. For this purpose, we use advanced CAD-CAM software systems such as the latest editions of CATIA and NX.
Here at NCM we offer a wide range of mechanical processing, performed through cutting- edge CNC machines, encased in dedicated production cells where appropriate and/or connected by FMS systems, in order to increase efficiency, flexibility, and competitiveness. We regularly perform turning and milling on up to five continuous axes as well as external and internal grinding of steel, super-alloys, light alloys, titanium alloys and others, on pieces of small, medium, and medium-large sizes (up to 5 m). We also have a department specialized in the cold deformation of sheet metal parts.
In addition to the production process, we can perform important machining processes using sink and wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining), thus ensuring the creation of shapes that would otherwise be difficult to obtain using only conventional chip removal methods. Moreover, we have five-axis drilling EDMs for deep micro-drilling on complex surfaces.
LASER DRILLING AND CUTTING
We are able to perform laser cutting and drilling on sheet metal up to 10 mm thick.
Our products are subjected to accurate dimensional testing, performed by qualified operators who use a wide range of control instruments including CMM and optical scanning equipment. We also have a laboratory able to perform metallurgical analysis, tensile strength tests, Brinell (ASTM E10) and Rockwell (ASTM E18) hardness tests, and Vickers (ASTM E384) micro-hardness tests.
We perform fluorescent penetrant inspections washable with water and post emulsifiables, magnetic particle inspections, contact and immersed ultrasonic inspections, film radiographic and computed tomography inspections, and boroscope inspections in compliance with the most important international standards.
Our staff holds a II-level certification according to the standard EN 4179/NAS 410.
Moreover, we are also qualified according to industrial specification SNT-TC-1A and ISO 9712 for FPI, UT, RT, VT.
The FPI and RT process are NADCAP accredited, since 2015 and 2018 respectively.
Our III-level certified employee, certified EN 4179, is a NADCAP auditor, approved by the major Primes including Boeing, Airbus, Leonardo, and GE Avio, Pratt&Whitney.
Always striving for excellence and state-of-the-art technology with the aim of increasing the effectiveness of its testing, we at NCM have also invested in industrial tomography equipment.
At NCM, we have manual, semi-automatic and automatic TIG welding stations, where qualified staff operate according to ASME Section IX. Moreover, we can boast highly-automated electron beam welding systems (EBW), equipped with a high vacuum welding chamber and a high voltage EB generator (150 KV). We can weld flat and O rings (1G) joints on steel, super-alloys, aluminum alloys and titanium alloys. We can perform visual, metallographic and magnetoscopic testing of welding jobs, Vickers micro-hardness tests (ASTM E384) through the molten zone, and testing of both ZTA and of the base material. The EB welding process has been NADCAP-accredited since 2011. All welding operators are qualified according to the requirements of the AWS D17.1 standard. We can also perform circular and longitudinal seam welding as well as resistance and laser welding.
We have electric vacuum furnaces with horizontal loading and pressurized quenching (Argon/Nitrogen). We perform brazing with BNi, BAu and BAg brazing material, solubilization and precipitation of Nickel-base and Cobalt-base super-alloys, and PH steel, hardening and tempering of martensitic stainless steel (AISI 400), stress relieving heat treatment and annealing of austenitic stainless steel (AISI 300), stress relieving heat treatmentg of Titanium alloys. We can perform visual and metallographic testing of brazing, and Brinell (ASTM E10) and Rockwell (ASTM E18) hardness tests on treated materials. All heat treatment and brazing processes have been NADCAP-accredited since 2016. The pyrometry is performed internally according to the requirements of the AMS 2750 standard.
We have automated Multicoat systems for the carrying out of APS (Air Plasma Spray) and HVOF (High Velocity Oxy Fuel) coating processes. We can apply carry hardener of metal, cermet or ceramic materials, thermal barriers (TBC) and abradable coating on many types of basic materials, including alloy steel, stainless steel, and Nickel-base and Cobalt-base super-alloys. Moreover, we perform visual and dimensional testing of the coated parts, bending tests and coating adhesion tests (ASTM C633), metallographic examinations of the coating structure, and Vickers microhardness tests (ASTM E384). The coating process has been NADCAP-accredited since 2014.
We perform high precision flow tests, from low to high pressure, by means of air test benches (both in discharge and in suction mode) and of liquid test benches (in discharge mode) that allow the measurement of the spray angle as well.
We invest in new processes such as Additive Manufacturing in order to support our Customers in finding alternative production solutions that combine traditional chip removal methods with deposition and laser sintering methods in order to increase their competitive advantage. We produce parts in Chrome-Cobalt, Inconel 718, Hastelloy X, Titanium 6Al4V, 6Al4V-eli and Steel 316L with DMLS technology.
In accordance with Customer procedures, we perform manual assembly of complex sub- systems that are ready for direct installation in the final assemblies.
We perform preliminary defect mapping and offer services such as maintenance, inspection, and repair of assemblies and components.