LED BY R&D
QIN has strong in-house R&D and Engineering capabilities, allowing us to offer full life-cycle support to our customers. We have facilities to develop new base materials with our in-house casting competence, as well as new galvanic coatings with a dedicated test bath. We can, and do, also provide a technical visit service, to see our customers’ challenges in situ as we develop solutions for them.
We have our own foundry in Turin as well as the machining, coating & finishing plant in Genoa – so giving us complete control over the production process, and a high degree of operational flexibility. Our unique centrifugal casting technology allows us to produce the rings in tube form, for maximum efficiency and quickest lead times. The casting area also hosts a research department for development and testing of new base materials.
Within our Test Laboratory, you will find highly-trained technicians using modern equipment for continuous checks on the fundamental parameters of the components’ geometry as well as on the characteristics of the material used – including the metallographic structure, coating adhesion and cross section analysis.
Be this the design of a new piston ring solution, or simply the flexibility to improve a given lead time so as to meet an urgent delivery deadline.
Rigorous quality control procedures ensure repeatability and consistency of all QIN products. As you would expect of an engineering company which manufactures critical components, we are an ISO 9001 certified company.