The company works alongside clients from the first stages of projects through co-creation and co-design activities, with the goal of producing products that are easier to manufacture, more cost-effective and of higher quality. Once product design is complete, Omni-Stamp uses VISI to assist in finding the most appropriate technical or economic production solutions, according to quality requirements, batch size and economic investment.

“For example, we recently worked with Vero Solutions to create a fibreglass component for the automotive sector, which was characterised by high deformation,” says the company’s manager, Alessio Goria.

Omni-Stamp’s technical department has six VISI stations with VISI Modelling, VISI Flow, VISI Machining, and VISI Mould modules, as well as viewers in the workshop. To extend its knowledge and perspective, Omni-Stamp has worked on European and regional research projects with universities, research centres and companies regarding the transformation of polymers. One of the most important was Thermonano, which studied thermally conducting polymer nanocomposites for making heat exchangers. The materials tested had presented certain critical issues and essential differences in transformation, when compared to traditional polymers. Onni-Stamp was tasked with simulating and optimising the process using VISI Flow, a plastic flow prediction tool for pre- and post-production analysis and concurrent engineering of injection moulded components.

Another research project that involved VISI was the Drapò regional research project, which developed high efficiency integrated auxiliary systems for recovering energy and reducing consumption in motor vehicles. In particular, Onni-Stamp dealt with the industrialisation and transformation of a component made of polymer composites.

This article was first published in the September 2016 issue of Machinery magazine.