Fotomeccanica is an Italian company specialized in the photochemical etching (or chemical milling) of metals for many fields of applicationover. In over 25 years of experience, 25th year anniversary was celebrated in 2011, we have been able to meet the highest customers needs worldwide.
A history of satisfaction and hard work
A history of over 25 years
The birth of the Company is based on strong and brave choices. Fotomeccanica has developed a reputation for customer satisfaction, commitment and a lot of tenacity. It was founded in 1986 by Mario Bastianon a man of considerable expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. He had the brilliant idea to create sheets metal elements using an innovative technology up to this time virtually unknown: the photochemical etching.Immediately after the initial difficulties related to the industrialization of the productive process, it was an unexpected success and in few years Fotomeccanica became a professional and competent partner for the development and the fulfillment of innovative projects. First achievements had simple geometries: we worked on easily machinable materials (such as brass and bronze) and relatively small thicknesses: from 0.20 to 0.30 mm.
Changes and transformations
The big turning point came when Mario's children, Maurizio and Ivana, followed with enthusiasm and passion the footsteps of their father. They started to analyze elaborate projects thanks to new production strategies. This family cohesion introduced a period full of changes and transformations: significant investments in research, marketing and human resources have allowed Fotomeccanica to satisfy discerning and detailed customers and to expand its expertise in the international market. The chemical engravings were quickly applied to different materials with complex chemical characteristics, such as stainless steel and nickel silver . Moreover, thicknesses were increased in order to produce important components with excellent mechanical functions and reduced tooling costs.
A serious and precise Company
These innovations lead up to an unprecedented success, modifying the normal procedures of industrialization which, until then, were based mainly on mechanical molding. In order to provide a complete customer support, from design to finished product, Fotomeccanica introduced other additional processes such as: vibrator, polishing, bending, galvanizing and color. This was the real revolution of the Bastianon Family, which led the company to achieve success in a short period of time and it became a true landmark in the global economy. Today Fotomeccanica appears on the market as a serious and precise Company which has over 25 years experience and great manufacturing capacity. Behind this success there is a skilled and committed team of staff: the strength of a united and determined group, a family of people, who work with heart and believe in Italian Excellence.
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