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Number 6 May 2015

A new era begins The company foresees a signiďŹ cant growth in the Aerospace Industry in the next few years

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Flying high in the Aerospace Industry

Reliability Symposium, networking to grow

A solidarity gesture to support Nepal


Il Leone di San Marco Ecor Research Group Magazine

NEWSROOM

Number 6 May 2015

CONTRIBUTORS

Director Piero Erle Editor in Chief Giovanna Lucietto Text, Art and Layout Editor Dario Cariolato Translation Sara Apostolidis

Pietro Pranovi Born in Brescia in 1981. Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Specialist Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Padua. Currently attending a post-graduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering in the University of Udine. Project Manager in ECOR Research. Keen on cycling, skiing and outdoor activities.

Chiara Sferrazza Born in Messina in 1991. She holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Messina. In Ecor Research she is currently working on her dessertation on material characterization in the laboratory of Ca’ di Sola (Modena). She loves reading and outdoor activities. She prefers the sea, but moving from Sicily she is starting to appreciate parks and mountains. She is not very sporty, but recently she discovered her passion for yoga.

Registration nr. 2670/13 dated 29/11/2013, Court of Vicenza. PHOTOS Ecor Research Archives, iStockphoto, I bambini delle fate Sent to press on 12/05/2015. Press: Centrostampaschio S.r.l. Printed on FSC certified paper, supporting responsible forest management

Ecor Research S.p.A. Via Friuli, 11 36015, Schio (Vicenza) newsroom@ecor-research.com www.ecor-research.com


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A new era begins

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Š‡…‘’ƒ›ˆ‘”‡•‡‡•ƒ•‹‰‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‰”‘™–Š in the Aerospace Industry in the next few years.

Reliability Symposium, networking to grow Ecor Research attended the annual event on Reliability Engineering in Amsterdam.

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PEOPLE

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Flying high in the Aerospace Industry

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Constant investments, advanced technologies and specialized ‡š’‡”–‹•‡–‘„‡…‘‡ƒ‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡†ƒ†ϐŽ‡š‹„Ž‡’ƒ”–‡” at the service of the customers.

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What we do

Metallurgical engineering, a master degree to extend competences

Some components produced by Ecor Research for the Aerospace Industry.

Pietro Pranovi, Project Manager, tell us about his training experience at the University of Udine.

Ecor Research employee promotes a fundraising campaign in the company to help the people struck by the earthquake.

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Solar Orbiter Mission, discovering the secrets of the Solar System

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Ecor Research collaborates to a European Space Agency project, performing heat treatments of the satellite shield that will study unexplored areas of the Space.

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New faces

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6th Company photo contest, “My city”

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Baby boys and baby girls

The company shares with its supply chain the results obtained in 2014 and future goals.

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Non Destructive Testing, …‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘ƒ…Š‹‡˜‡† The company obtained the accreditation for the aerospace sector. In the production site of Schio, a plant for the dye-penetration and x-rays inspection are now operative.

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A partnership with the University, Research inside the company Chiara Sferrazza, graduand in Materials Engineering, tell us about her dissertation project in Ecor Research on materials characterization.

Supplier Day, a strategic collaboration with suppliers

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A solidarity gesture to support Nepal

Ecor Research components testing

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Helping children with learning disabilities Ecor Research supports the project of the Foundation “I bambini delle fate� started from ULSS 4 Alto Vicentino

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‡Ž’‹Â?‰ …Š‹Ž†”‡Â? ™‹–Š •’‡…‹Ď?‹… Ž‡ƒ”Â?‹Â?‰ †‹ˆĎ?‹…—Ž–‹‡• ‹Â? –Š‡ Ď?‹”•––Š”‡‡›‡ƒ”•‘ˆ’”‹Â?ƒ”›•…Š‘‘Ž–ŠƒÂ?Â?•–‘ƒ”‡Šƒ„‹Ž‹–ƒtion program that encourages the inclusion in school and in society. Š‹•‹•–Š‡ƒ‹Â?‘ˆ–Š‡’”‘Œ‡…–Dz’‡…‹Ď?‹…‡ƒ”Â?‹Â?‰‹•‘”†‡”•dz•–ƒ”–‡† at the Complex Operative Unit of the Department of Psychiatry,

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Psychology and Developmental Age Rehabilitation of Ulss 4 Alto Vicentino. Ecor Research supports this project, along with other companies in the area, through the Foundation “I bambini delle ÂˆÂƒÂ–Â‡ÇłÇĄ ƒ Â?‘nj’”‘Ď?‹– ƒ••‘…‹ƒ–‹‘Â? –Šƒ– Š‡Ž’• …Š‹Ž†”‡Â? ™‹–Š ƒ—–‹•Â? ƒÂ?† disabilities. Š‡ •’‡…‹Ď?‹… Ž‡ƒ”Â?‹Â?‰ †‹ˆĎ?‹…—Ž–‹‡• ‘ˆ …Š‹Ž†”‡Â? …‘Â?•–‹–—–‡ ƒ •‹‰Â?‹Ď?‹-


cant problem, given the incidence of 4% of the population, creating troubles in secondary school, which can compromise their school career, personality development and a balanced social adaptation. A specialized team of psychologists and speech therapists has given •’‡…‹ϐ‹… –‡•–• ”‡‰ƒ”†‹‰ ”‡ƒ†‹‰ǡ ™”‹–‹‰ ƒ† •‘‡ “—‡•–‹‘ƒ‹”‡• to 84 children with the aim of investigating their self-esteem and

other psychological variables. In addition to this, specialists have •–ƒ”–‡† ƒ •’‡‡…Š –Š‡”ƒ’› ƒ† ϐ‹ƒŽŽ› ‰ƒ˜‡ ’ƒ–‹‡–• ƒ …‘–”‘Ž –‡•– to assess the changes to the disorder. The project will continue in ʹͲͳͷ™‹–Š–Š‡•—’’‘”–‘ˆ͸Ͷ…Š‹Ž†”‡Ǥሁ

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A new era begins Š‡…‘’ƒ›ˆ‘”‡•‡‡•ƒ•‹‰‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‰”‘™–Š‹–Š‡‡”‘•’ƒ…‡ †—•–”› in the next few years

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hanging is scaring. Changing requires energy, courage and passion. Changing means putting everything into play again, breaking up certainties, inverting the course, inventing a new story. To change does not mean betraying the past or disappointing others’ expectations,

but making what has been a solid foundation, a valuable experience on which to build the future, our suitcase. And the change occurs when it becomes necessary for itself, when we realize that the path we are following does not lead to personal fulfillment, to the aspiration to

which we are all entitled to. Because we only live once. So we change, everyone with its own pace. But in the end we change. To make happiness and dreams win over everything else. Who has the power to move the changes

2,5 million

10 million

40 years

forecast Aerospace turnover in 2015

2017 expected turnover

of business for Ecor Research in 2016

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is a pioneer of new roads and a creator of definitely great things, an inventor of possibilities, an artist, a tireless athlete. The aerospace industry represents a change for the company, which is gradually changing its skin, transforming. As in any change, however, the identity and personality do not change, remaining intact. The change concerns rather the objectives and places to explore. In 2016 Ecor Research will celebrate its 40th birthday. 40 years of expertise, professionalism, successes and also failures, new methods, goals. 40 years of history, indeed, on which to continue to build. The areas already explored and consoli-

dated, such as Food, for example, represent our art, our knowledge, and certainly our tradition to pass on and cultivate with the dedication of those who are aware of having something valuable in their hands. But now, we, pioneers, explorers and skilled drivers, decide to change, to begin writing new pages of a hopefully long and touching story. The expected turnover for the aerospace sector in 2015 is 2.5 million euro. The expected income budget for 2016 is 6 million and 10 million for 2017. Without a doubt these are significant figures, important goals, requiring lot of effort from everyone. Investments in human capital, real es-

tate, equipment, as well as agreements and strategic partnerships such as Poema are marking the beginning of a new era for the company, a great and ambitious industrial restructuring. Getting back in the game requires hard work and a bit of healthy madness. With the art of craft in the right hand, and the courage to face new adventures in the left, we can join tradition and innovation and make ‘—”„—•‹‡••Ž‹–‡”ƒŽŽ›ˆŽ›Ǥሁ Giovanna Lucietto Corporate Affairs & Communication Director giovanna.lucietto@ecor-research.com

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Frecce Tricolori performance

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Flying high in the Aerospace Industry Constant investments, advanced technologies and specialized expertise to become ƒ‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡†ƒ†ϐŽ‡š‹„Ž‡’ƒ”–‡”ƒ––Š‡•‡”˜‹…‡‘ˆ–Š‡…—•–‘‡”•

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cor Research adventure in the Aerospace & Defense sector has started six years ago. In 2009 the company, in the light of a constant evolution experimented in the course of time, decided to kick off a strategy for the identification of new markets, aiming at widening its business opportunity. The company began with a project for the BOING 787 in carbon fiber, a particularly light material and therefore excellent for the manufacturing of aircrafts. To avoid galvanic corrosion, it was necessary the

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manufacturing of some parts of the aircraft in titanium alloys and not in aluminum as done before. Ecor Research, thanks to the laser welding plants and to specialized competences acquired in special processes, started to perform manufacturing of those components for a customer, having its debut in the aerospace market. Gradually, besides the standard manufacturing for the Food Industry, new projects for civil and military aircrafts started. Within this new entrepreneurial initiative,

that opened the company to a sector unexplored until then, a certainty remains the same: customers can always count on skills, technology and experience well-established in other sectors, applied in this new field. From an operative point of view, the company immediately stepped forward as an integrated and flexible supplier: in the course of time, it became a strategic partner for the customer, able to manage the project in synergy in every phase of the development. On the one hand, the company works in OEM sector, Original Equipment


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Manufacturing that is to say as a supplier of components that will be then installed in the aircraft. In this field, the company engineers and produces functional and structural components such as fuel pipes, engine cradles and exhaust ducts. These are components produced in highly performing materials, as nickel alloys, aluminum, titanium and steel. The other reference field is MRO, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, the aircraft maintenance in which the intervention entails the reparation of the fuel pipes. Ecor Research has technologically ad-

vanced plants for manufacturing, such as automatic machines and high vacuum furnace for heat treatments. Ecor Research production site has a dedicated and limited access area to guarantee the entrance only to qualified and authorized personnel. The temperature and humidity are controlled and protected from external contaminants agents such as dust and other manufacturing residual that could compromise welders operations. In the light of the steady growth forecast for the Aerospace & Defense Industry for

the future, the need to have new production spaces has aroused to meet the customers’ requirements. For this aim in 2016 will be inaugurated the new plant close to the current area in which the whole aerospace production will be moved. The dedicated surface will be enlarged to 1,450 square meters. The adventure in the Aerospace has just •–ƒ”–‡†Ǥሁ

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What

dĂŝůƉůĂŶĞĂŶƟŝĐĞƚƵďŝŶŐ ƌŝƟĐŝƚLJϯ DĂĚĞŽĨƐƚĂŝŶůĞƐƐƐƚĞĞů͕ŝƚŝƐƵƐĞĚƚŽĂǀŽŝĚƚŚĞ icing of the mobile parts of the tailplane, that ĐŽŶƚƌŽůƚŚĞĚŝƌĞĐƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞĂŝƌĐƌĂŌ͘ dŚĞĮdžĞĚƉĂƌƚƐŐƵĂƌĂŶƚĞĞƚŚĞĚŝƌĞĐƟŽŶĂůƐƚĂďŝůŝƚLJ of the plane.

ŶƟŝĐĞƚƵďĞ ƌŝƟĐŝƚLJϭ It is an inconel pipe, a nickel alloy, heat and corrosion resistant. It is located in the engine, ǁĂƌŵĂŝƌŇŽǁƐŝŶƚŽŝƚƚŽĂǀŽŝĚƚŚĞŝĐŝŶŐŽĨƚŚĞ ĞŶŐŝŶĞĂŝƌĨŽŝůƉƌŽĮůĞĞŶƚƌĂŶĐĞĞĚŐĞ͘/ŶĚĞĞĚ͕ƚŚĞ icing of the components could destroy a blade ĐĂƵƐŝŶŐƚŚĞƉůƵŵŵĞƟŶŐŽĨƚŚĞĂŝƌĐƌĂŌ͘

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Some components produ for the Aero


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we do

džĂŚĂƵƐƚĚƵĐƚĐŽǀĞƌŝŶŐ

ced by Ecor Research space Industry

ƌŝƟĐŝƚLJϯ WƌŽĚƵĐĞĚŝŶƟƚĂŶŝƵŵĂůůŽLJ͕ŝƚƐĂŝŵŝƐƚŽĞdžŚĂƵƐƚ ƚŚĞǁĂƌŵĂŝƌƚŽĂǀŽŝĚƚŚĞĞŶŐŝŶĞŝĐŝŶŐ͘

ƌŝƟĐŝƚLJ>ĞǀĞůƐ Components manufactured by Ecor Research for the aerospace industry ĂƌĞĐƌŝƟĐĂůĂƐƚŚĞLJŚĂǀĞƚŽďĞƉƌŽĚƵĐĞĚ to the highest standards and therefore ǁŝƚŚŽƵƚŝŵƉĞƌĨĞĐƟŽŶƐ͕ƚŽŐƵĂƌĂŶƚĞĞ ƚŚĞĨƵŶĐƟŽŶŝŶŐĂŶĚƐĂĨĞƚLJŽĨƚŚĞ ĂŝƌĐƌĂŌŝŶǁŚŝĐŚƚŚĞLJĂƌĞŝŶƐƚĂůůĞĚ͘dŚĞ ĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚƐŚĂǀĞƚŚƌĞĞĐƌŝĐŝƚLJůĞǀĞůƐ͘ >ĞǀĞůϭ.ƌŝƟĐĂůůĞǀĞůϭĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚƐ͕ ŝĨĚĂŵĂŐĞĚŽƌǁŝƚŚŝŵƉĞƌĨĞĐƟŽŶƐ ĚĞƌŝǀŝŶŐĨƌŽŵƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶƉŚĂƐĞƐ͕ ĚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĞƚŚĞĨƵŶĐƟŽŶŝŶŐŝŵƉŽƐƐŝďŝůŝƚLJ ŽĨƚŚĞĂŝƌĐƌĂŌŝŶǁŚŝĐŚƚŚĞĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚƐ are installed. This means that the plane will plummet. Besides the ǀŝƐƵĂůƚĞƐƟŶŐ͕ƚŚĞƐĞƉĂƌƚƐŚĂǀĞƚŽďĞ inspected through radiography and ĚLJĞƉĞŶĞƚƌĂŶƚƐƚĞƐƟŶŐ͘^ŽŵĞĞdžĂŵƉůĞƐ of these components are the engine ĐƌĂĚůĞĂŶĚĂŶƟͲŝĐŝŶŐƚƵďĞ͘ >ĞǀĞůϮ.ŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚƐǁŝƚŚĐƌŝƟĐŝƚLJůĞǀĞů Ϯ͕ĂƌĞĐƌŝƟĐĂůĨŽƌƚŚĞŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ͘/ŶĐĂƐĞŽĨ ĚĂŵĂŐĞ͕ƚŚĞĂŝƌĐƌĂŌĐĂŶƐƟůůŇLJ͕ďƵƚŚĂƐ to perform immediately an emergency landing. These parts shall undergo ĂǀŝƐƵĂůĐŽŶƚƌŽůĂŶĚĚLJĞƉĞŶĞƚƌĂŶƚƐ ŝŶƐƉĞĐƟŽŶ͘ŶĞdžĂŵƉůĞŝƐƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚ by safety systems tubes.

ŝƌŝŶƚĂŬĞ ƌŝƟĐŝƚLJϮ dŝƚĂŶŝƵŵĐŽǀĞƌŽĨĂŶĂŝƌŝŶƚĂŬĞ located in the engine case.

>ĞǀĞůϯ.dŚĞĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚƐǁŝƚŚĐƌŝƟĐŝƚLJ ϯĞǀĞŶŝĨĂƌĞĚĂŵĂŐĞĚŽƌĨĂƵůƚLJ͕ĚŽŶŽƚ ũĞŽƉĂƌĚŝnjĞƚŚĞĂŝƌĐƌĂŌƐƚĂďŝůŝƚLJ͘dŚĞƐĞ ƉĂƌƚƐƐŚŽƵůĚƵŶĚĞƌŐŽĂǀŝƐƵĂůƚĞƐƚ ĂŶĚĚLJĞƉĞŶĞƚƌĂŶƚƐŝŶƐƉĞĐƟŽŶ͘dŚĞ ĐŽǀĞƌŝŶŐŽĨƚŚĞĞdžŚĂƵƐƚĚƵĐƚŝƐĂŶ ĞdžĂŵƉůĞŽĨƚŚŝƐĐĂƚĞŐŽƌLJ͘

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A To know ሁ ESA is an international organisation with 20 Member States. By …‘‘”†‹ƒ–‹‰ –Š‡ ϐ‹ƒ…‹ƒŽ ƒ† ‹–‡ŽŽ‡…–—ƒŽ ”‡•‘—”…‡• ‘ˆ‹–• ‡„‡”•ǡ‹–…ƒ invest in research programmes in the aerospace sector. It was founded in 1975.

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space mission will reveal the hidden secrets of the Universe and Ecor Research will be proudly part of it. Indeed, the company has been collaborating to an important project of the European Space Agency, the Solar Orbiter Mission that will enable the study of the planets development, the origin of the Universe and the Solar System functioning. The mission is included in the “Cosmic Vision Programme” and aims at investigating in unprecedented details the way in which the Sun creates and controls the heliosphere. Thanks to the work of a satellite dedicated to the close observation of the Sun, it will be possible to study unexplored regions of the Solar System. The Ecor Research engineering team is involved in the project for developing the Solar Orbiter Heat Shield (SOHS), the heat shield of the satellite that protects it from the sun’s rays. In this shield, indeed, have been installed powerful telescopes in charge of collecting information and images of the sun that


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Solar Orbiter Mission, discovering the secrets of the Solar System Ecor Research collaborates to a European Space Agency project, performing heat treatments of the satellite shield that will study unexplored areas of the Space

should be shielded, as they cannot suffer a long exposition to the sun without being damaged. In particular, the company is performing outgassing treatments of titanium foil of which the shield is composed of, which are carried out in the high vacuum furnace for dozens of hours at very high temperatures. This kind of operations are essential for a suitable preparation of titanium foil, as they allow the elimination of surface impurities and stabilization of a black coating on the surface, which composition is secret. To perform the treatment, Ecor Research designed and manufactured a support equipment for the foils, which allows their correct lie down position in the furnace, releasing the tensions due to the coating. The tests performed on foils treated from the company •ƒ–‹•ϐ‹‡†–Š‡”‡“—‹”‡‡–•‹–‡”•‘ˆ…Ž‡ƒ‹‰ƒ†”‡•‹•–ƒ…‡–‘ radiations: after the test of the screen prototype in a specialized laboratory, at the end of the year will be performed heat treatments on the foils that will actually be used in the space.ሁ Il Leone di San Marco - May 2015 |

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Supplier Day, a strategic collaboration with suppliers The company shares with its supply chain the results obtained in 2014 and future goals

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he event is dedicated to all Ecor Research collaborators to share the results obtained during the year and the company future goals within the supply chain. This is the objective of the Supplier Day that has been taking place in the company for 8 years. This meeting represents a strategic occasion, aiming at improving the collaboration between the company and the supply chain, fostering, at the same time, a

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relationship based on mutual trust. Indeed, sharing the results achieved, perspectives and medium-long term projects is fundamental to support a bilateral growth. Ecor Research has been collaborating with mostly local suppliers for several years, dealing with mainly drawn mechanical manufacturing, verifying on a monthly basis the performance related to quality and delivery according to the standards required by a very demanding market.

This constant monitoring, on the one hand allows the supplier to keep under control its activities, in order to guarantee a suitable service level, while for Ecor Research it constitutes a fundamental indica–‘”–‘‡ˆϐ‹…‹‡–Ž›ƒ†‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡Ž›•—’’‘”––Š‡ market demands. The Supplier Day began with the Vice President Umberto Lucietto presenting Ecor Research Group and the ongoing projects. The General Manager, Fabrizio Cas-


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adei, then illustrated the markets and the activities in which the company operates. Afterwards, Chiara Lucietto, Business Unit Director, spoke about the new markets in which the company is entering, of a strategy that for years has been focusing on diversiϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘ǡ™Š‹Ž‡‹…‘Žƒ‘œœƒǡ ‡ƒ†‘ˆ‡…Šnical Department, has explained the R & D activities carried out to test the reliability of components and systems, simulating their use through the test rigs.

The performance achieved last year by the suppliers, were also shared with the audience, focusing on areas of improvement, process and product quality standards that the company requires to reach. The goal for 2015 and for the future is to proceed jointly in the path of continuous improvement –Š”‘—‰Š •’‡…‹ϐ‹… ’”‘Œ‡…–• —†‡”–ƒ‡ †—”ing the previous year, in order to optimize especially resources, costs and services to be in line with the target required by the

market. Not least, the focus will be on more ‡ˆϐ‹…‹‡–†‡Ž‹˜‡”›–‹‡ǡ’ƒ”–‡”•Š‹’…‘•‘Židation and complete control of the production process. Once again, then, will be pivotal the sharing and the continuous exchange of ideas to proceed on the path of a transparent, robust ƒ†Ž‘‰ǦŽƒ•–‹‰…‘‘’‡”ƒ–‹‘Ǥሁ

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ĞƌŽƐƉĂĐĞ &ŽƌĞŶƚĞƌŝŶŐƚŚĞĞƌŽƐƉĂĐĞ/ŶĚƵƐƚƌLJ͕ Ecor Research immediately needed to guarantee controlled special processes for customers’ manufacturing, in the light ŽĨƚŚĞŚŝŐŚĐƌŝƟĐŝƚLJŽĨƚŚĞĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚƐ produced and in order to be able to ŽƉĞƌĂƚĞŝŶĂƐĞĐƚŽƌƌĞƋƵŝƌŝŶŐƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌůLJ high quality requirements. dŚĞƌĞĨŽƌĞ͕ƐƚĂƌƟŶŐĨƌŽŵϮϬϭϬ͕ǁŝƚŚƚŚĞ support of professionals of the sector, Ecor Research started a path for quality upgrade in compliance with the standards of the aerospace industry that led to

^ͬEϵϭϬϬ /ƚĐĞƌƟĮĞƐƚŚĞYƵĂůŝƚLJDĂŶĂŐĞŵĞŶƚ^LJƐƚĞŵƐĨŽƌƚŚĞĞƌŽƐƉĂĐĞ/ŶĚƵƐƚƌLJ͘/ƚŝƐďĂƐĞĚŽŶ/^KϵϬϬϭ͕ǁŝƚŚ ƐŽŵĞƐƉĞĐŝĮĐƌĞƋƵŝƌĞŵĞŶƚƐĨŽƌĮĞůĚĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚƐƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ͕ƌĂǁŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƉƵƌĐŚĂƐŝŶŐ͕ƚƌĂĐĞĂďŝůŝƚLJ͕ ƐĂĨĞƚLJ͕ĂĐĐĞƐƐƚŽƚŚĞƉƌŽĚƵĐƟǀĞĂƌĞĂ͘EϵϭϬϬĐĞƌƟĮĐĂƟŽŶŝƐŶŽǁĂĚĂLJƐĂŶĞƐƐĞŶƟĂůƉƌĞƌĞƋƵŝƐŝƚĞĨŽƌ ĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞƐǁŝƐŚŝŶŐƚŽŽƉĞƌĂƚĞďŽƚŚŝŶƚŚĞDŝůŝƚĂƌLJĂŶĚŝǀŝůǀŝĂƟŽŶŵĂƌŬĞƚƐ͕ǁŚĞƌĞďĞŝŶŐĐĞƌƟĮĞĚŝƐ ĐŽŵƉƵůƐŽƌLJĨŽƌƐƵƉƉůŝĞƌƐŝŶƚŚĞƐĞĐƚŽƌ͘ĐŽƌZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ͕ŵŽƌĞŽǀĞƌ͕ƌĞƐƉĞĐƚƐĨƵƌƚŚĞƌĐƵƐƚŽŵĞƌƌĞƋƵŝƐŝƚĞƐ͕ ŝŶƚĞŐƌĂƟŶŐ^ͬEϵϭϬϬĐĞƌƟĮĐĂƟŽŶǁŝƚŚĞǀĞŶŚŝŐŚĞƌƋƵĂůŝƚLJƐƚĂŶĚĂƌĚƐ͘

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ĞƌƟĮĐĂƟŽŶƐ ƚŚĞĂĐŚŝĞǀĞŵĞŶƚŽĨƚŚĞĮƌƐƚĐĞƌƟĮĐĂƟŽŶ of quality management system for the ĂĞƌŽƐƉĂĐĞŝŶĚƵƐƚƌLJ͕^ͬEϵϭϬϬ͘ /ŶϮϬϭϭ͕ƚŚĞĐŽŵƉĂŶLJŽďƚĂŝŶĞĚƚŚĞ EWĂĐĐƌĞĚŝƚĂƟŽŶĨŽƌǁĞůĚŝŶŐ processes, Heat Treatment and recently ĨŽƌEŽŶͲĚĞƐƚƌƵĐƟǀĞƚĞƐƟŶŐ͘DŽƌĞŽǀĞƌ͕ƚŚĞ ŝŶǀĞƐƚŵĞŶƚŝŶƚŚĞƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƐƚƌĂŝŶŝŶŐ͕ƚŚĞ ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚŽĨĐŽŶƐƵůƚĂŶƚƐĂŶĚĐŽůůĂďŽƌĂƟŽŶ with research centers, enable now the ƉŽƐƐŝďŝůŝƚLJƚŽŽīĞƌĐƵƫ ŶŐĞĚŐĞƐŽůƵƟŽŶƐ ĂŶĚƚŽĞdžƉĞƌŝŵĞŶƚŝŶŶŽǀĂƟǀĞƉƌŽũĞĐƚƐ ǁŝƚŚŝŶĂĐŽŶƟŶƵŽƵƐŐƌŽǁƚŚƉĂƚŚ͘

NADCAP ĐƌŽŶLJŵĨŽƌƚŚĞEĂƟŽŶĂůĞƌŽƐƉĂĐĞĂŶĚĞĨĞŶƐĞŽŶƚƌĂĐƚŽƌƐĐĐƌĞĚŝƚĂƟŽŶWƌŽŐƌĂŵ͕ŝƐĂǁŽƌůĚǁŝĚĞĐŽŽƉĞƌĂƟǀĞƉƌŽŐƌĂŵǁŚŝĐŚŝŶǀŽůǀĞƐƚŽƉ ĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞƐŽƉĞƌĂƟŶŐŝŶƚŚĞĂĞƌŽƐƉĂĐĞĂŶĚĚĞĨĞŶƐĞƐĞĐƚŽƌƐ͕ƚŚĞƐŽͲĐĂůůĞĚ͞WƌŝŵĞƐ͘͟EWŝƐĚĞƐŝŐŶĞĚƚŽŵĂŶĂŐĞĂĐŽŶƐĞŶƐƵƐĂƉƉƌŽĂĐŚƚŽ ƐƉĞĐŝĂůƉƌŽĐĞƐƐĂĐĐƌĞĚŝƚĂƟŽŶĂŶĚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĐŽŶƟŶƵĂůŝŵƉƌŽǀĞŵĞŶƚǁŝƚŚŝŶƚŚĞĂĞƌŽƐƉĂĐĞŝŶĚƵƐƚƌLJ͕ďLJƐĞƫ ŶŐĐŽŵŵŽŶŝŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂůƐƚĂŶĚĂƌĚƐĂŶĚ ĂƵĚŝƟŶŐĐƌŝƚĞƌŝĂ͘ƉƌŽĐĞƐƐŝƐĚĞĮŶĞĚĂƐ͞ƐƉĞĐŝĂů͟ǁŚĞŶĞǀĞƌƚŚĞƋƵĂůŝƚLJŝƐďƵŝůƚďĞĨŽƌĞ͕ĚƵƌŝŶŐĂŶĚĂŌĞƌƚŚĞŵĂŶƵĨĂĐƚƵƌŝŶŐ͕ƉŚĂƐĞĂŌĞƌƉŚĂƐĞ͗ ďĞĐĂƵƐĞŝƚŝƐŶŽƚƉŽƐƐŝďůĞƚŽŚĂǀĞĞǀŝĚĞŶĐĞŽĨƚŚĞƋƵĂůŝƚLJƌĞƐƵůƚĂƚƚŚĞĞŶĚŽĨƚŚĞŵĂŶƵĨĂĐƚƵƌŝŶŐ͕ƵŶůĞƐƐŶŽŶͲĚĞƐƚƌƵĐƟǀĞƚĞƐƚƐĂƌĞĐĂƌƌŝĞĚŽƵƚ͘ ƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJ͕ĐŽƌZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĂĐŚŝĞǀĞĚƚŚƌĞĞEWĂĐĐƌĞĚŝƚĂƟŽŶƐ͘

tĞůĚŝŶŐ

,ĞĂƚdƌĞĂƚŵĞŶƚ

EŽŶͲĚĞƐƚƌƵĐƟǀĞƚĞƐƟŶŐ

ƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞĂƵĚŝƚ͕ƚŚĞĐŽŶĨŽƌŵŝƚLJŽĨ the manufacturing with respect to the series of test lists for manual, ƐĞŵŝͲĂƵƚŽŵĂƟĐ͕ĂƵƚŽŵĂƟĐĂŶĚůĂƐĞƌ ǁĞůĚŝŶŐƉƌŽĐĞƐƐĞƐŝƐĞdžĂŵŝŶĞĚ͘dŚĞ ŝŶǀŽůǀĞĚŵĂƚĞƌŝĂůƐĂƌĞEŝĐŬĞůĂůůŽLJƐ͕ ůƵŵŝŶƵŵ͕dŝƚĂŶŝƵŵĂŶĚ^ƚĞĞů͘

dŚĞĐŽŶƚƌŽůƐǀĞƌŝĮĞƐƚŚĞ ĚŽĐƵŵĞŶƚĂƟŽŶƐĂŶĚƚŚĞƉŚĂƐĞƐ ĐŽŶĐĞƌŶŝŶŐƚŚĞŵĂƐƐŝǀĞŚĞĂƚ treatment in the furnace on dŝƚĂŶŝƵŵĂůůŽLJƐ͕EŝĐŬĞů͕ůƵŵŝŶƵŵ͕ ĂƵƐƚĞŶŝƟĐƐƚĞĞůƐ͘

/ŶƚŚŝƐĂĐĐƌĞĚŝƚĂƟŽŶ͕ƚĞƐƚƐǁŝƚŚ ŇƵŽƌĞƐĐĞŶƚƉĞŶĞƚƌĂŶƚůŝƋƵŝĚĂŶĚ radiography are performed.

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Non Destructive Testing, …‡”–‹Ď?‹…ƒ–‹‘Â?ƒ…Š‹‡˜‡† The company obtained the accreditation for the aerospace sector. In the production site of Schio, a plant for the dye-penetration and x-rays inspection are now operative.

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‡…‡Â?–Ž›ǥ …‘” ‡•‡ƒ”…Š ‘ˆĎ?‹…‹ƒŽŽ› ‘„–ƒ‹Â?‡† –Š‡  ‡”–‹Ď?‹…ƒtion for Non Destructive Test Processes from the Performance Review

Â?•–‹–—–‡ǥ…‘Â?Ď?‹”Â?‹Â?‰–Š‡Š‹‰ŠŽ›•’‡…‹ƒŽ‹œ‡† skills that the company is achieving also in the aerospace industry. Š‡…‡”–‹Ď?‹…ƒ–‹‘Â?ƒ””‹˜‡†Œ—•–•‹šÂ?‘Â?–Š• after the installation of the two plants dedicated to the process of Non-Destructive Testing in the production site of Schio (Vicenza). Those tools allow the components inspection via dye-penetration method and x-rays, in order to identify possible imperfections that could compromise their integrity. NDT controls play a strategic role in Ecor Research, ensuring to customers quality and perfect manufacturing on critical components in the aerospace industry such as engine cradle, exhaust nozzle and tube ˆ‘” Ď?Ž—‹†• –”ƒÂ?•’‘”–ƒ–‹‘Â?ÇĄ ‰—ƒ”ƒÂ?–‡‡‹Â?‰ –Š‡ customer a full manufacturing assurance.

Moreover, are also inspected food indus–”› ’”‘†—…–• •—…Š ĥ Ď?ÂŽÂ‘ÂƒÂ–Â•ÇĄ •’‡…‹Ď?‹… Â?Â?‹˜‡• and preliminary control of the welds. In the ’ƒ–Š –Šƒ– Ž‡† –‘ –Š‡ …‡”–‹Ď?‹…ƒ–‹‘Â? ƒ…Š‹‡˜‡ment, two Ecor Research specialized technicians have been involved. They have followed the training courses and passed their ‡šƒÂ?•–‘„‡…‡”–‹Ď?‹‡† ͚͝ͳʹˆ‘”’‡”•‘Â?nel working in Non Destructive testing and –Š‡Â?  ͜ͳͲ Č€  ͜ͳ͚͝ ˆ‘” –Š‡ “—ƒŽ‹Ď?‹…ƒtion in the aerospace industry.  –‡…ŠÂ?‹…‹ƒÂ? ‹• Â?‘™ “—ƒŽ‹Ď?‹‡† –‘ ‡˜‡Ž 1 for the X-ray testing, while the second technician has reached a Level 2 for testing via Dye Penetrant, although now the aim is to conclude the training process for the achievement of Level 3. Two external consultants of the third level, one for each method, supported NDT personnel: Massimo Capriolo for Dye Penetrant and Mario Bianchi for X-rays, their extensive knowledge of inspection methods have greatly

facilitated the achievement of these results. “We have set ourselves an ambitious goal -says Eng. Giacomo Cattelan, NDT operator-. We started from scratch, but we have become operative in a very short time. It was not easy, but thanks to the excellent resources, both human and technological and to the synergy within the team, we Šƒ˜‡ƒ…Š‹‡˜‡†ƒ•‹‰Â?‹Ď?‹…ƒÂ?–”‡•—Ž–dzǤ‘™ǥ–Š‡ …‡”–‹Ď?‹…ƒ–‹‘Â?ˆ‘”‘Â?ÇŚ‡•–”—…–‹˜‡”‘…‡••‡• Control is added to the other two NADCAP …‡”–‹Ď?‹…ƒ–‹‘Â?• ‘„–ƒ‹Â?‡† ˆ‘” ‡Ž†‹Â?‰ ƒÂ?† Brazing Process. With the awareness of the high criticality of its special processes, Ecor Research maintains its commitment to cus–‘Â?‡”•–‘‡Â?•—”‡Â“Â—ÂƒÂŽÂ‹Â–Â›ÇĄ‡ˆĎ?‹…‹‡Â?…›ƒÂ?†”‡Ž‹ƒ„‹Ž‹–›Ǥáˆ

ĹśÄ?Ĺ˝ĆŒZÄžĆ?ÄžÄ‚ĆŒÄ?ĹšĞŜĹ?Ĺ?ĹśÄžÄžĆŒĞdžĂžĹ?ĹśĹ?ĹśĹ? a component radiograph

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T ŚĞdžͲƌĂLJƐƌŽŽŵŝŶĐŽƌZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶƐŝƚĞ

To know ሁ Š‡ Non Destructive Testing (NDT) are a set of analysis techniques used in industry in order to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage to it. These techniques do not alter the inspected material, therefore are very useful in terms of cost and time for the evaluation. ሁ Š‡ ’Žƒ– ‘ˆ dye penetrant inspection allows the identiϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘ ‘ˆ ƒ› †‡ˆ‡…–• ‹ –Š‡ component thanks to the appli…ƒ–‹‘‘ˆƒϐŽ—‘”‡•…‡–’”‘†—…– able to identify any defects by

capillarity. The system allows the control according to the highest standards: Ecor Research, in fact, uses two differ‡– –›’‡• ‘ˆ ϐŽ—‘”‡•…‡– ’‡‡trant, one washable in water, –Š‡‘–Š‡”’‘•–Ǧ‡—Ž•‹ϐ‹ƒ„Ž‡ƒ† three levels of sensitivity to be able to meet the higher and higher customer requirements. In addition, this cutting edge equipment allows the monitoring of various parameters of the process.

are produced, and can radiograph steel components with thicknesses up to 20 mm. For the system development of the radiograph is used an autoƒ–‹… ’”‘…‡••‘” ™‹–Š ϐ‹Ž• —’ to class C1, which represents the highest quality from the …‘–”ƒ•– ƒ† ‹ƒ‰‡ †‡ϐ‹‹–‹‘ point of view. In this way, and thanks to the small size of the focal spot, we can estimate the differences in dimensions up to 0.05 millimeters.

ሁŠ‡x-rays room uses a tube of 200 KW with 1 mm focal spot, the area where the x-rays

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ĐŽƌZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ /ŶƚŚĞƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶƐŝƚĞŽĨ^ĐŚŝŽ͕ĐŽƌZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚ͕ŚĂƐƉůĂŶƚƐĂŶĚ ƋƵĂůŝĮĞĚƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƐĂďůĞƚŽƚĞƐƚƚŚĞĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚƐ͘ dŚĂŶŬƐƚŽƚŚĞƵƐĞŽĨĂĐŽŶƚƌŽůƐLJƐƚĞŵǁŝƚŚƐĞǀĞƌĂůƚLJƉĞƐŽĨ

ĞƐƚƌƵĐƟǀĞdĞƐƟŶŐ These tests are usually performed on one or more component of the batch, picked up to be destroyed. ůƚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞůLJ͕ƚŚĞƚĞƐƚĐĂŶďĞĐĂƌƌŝĞĚŽƵƚŽŶƐĂŵƉůĞƐƚŽĚĞĮŶĞƚŚĞĂƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶƉƌŽĐĞƐƐĞƐĂŶĚƚŽǀĞƌŝĨLJƚŚĞ ƉĂƌĂŵĞƚĞƌƐƵƐĞĚ͘/ŶĐŽƌZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚĂƌĞƉĞƌĨŽŵĞĚƚǁŽƚLJƉĞƐŽĨĚĞƐƚƌƵĐƟǀĞƚĞƐƚƐ͘ džƚĞƌŶĂůůLJĂƌĞƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĞĚĨƵƌƚŚĞƌĐŽŶƚƌŽůƐƐƵĐŚĂƐŵĞĐŚĂŶŝĐĂůƚĞƐƚƐ͕ŚĂƌĚŶĞƐƐĂŶĚĐŚĞŵŝĐĂůĂŶĂůLJƐŝƐ͘

DĂĐƌŽŐƌĂƉŚLJ

DŝĐƌŽŐƌĂƉŚLJ

ǀŝƐƵĂůŝŶƐƉĞĐƟŽŶ͕ǁŝƚŚŽďƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƚŽŽůƐĨŽƌŽƉƟĐĂů ŵĂŐŶŝĮĐĂƟŽŶƌĞĂĐŚŝŶŐĂďŽƵƚϯϬy͘

/ŶƚŚŝƐĐĂƐĞ͕ƚŚĞŝŶƐƉĞĐƟŽŶŝƐĐĂƌƌŝĞĚŽƵƚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŽŽůƐŽĨ ŽƉƟĐĂůŵĂŐŶŝĮĐĂƟŽŶĂƉƉƌŽdžŝŵĂƚĞůLJŽǀĞƌϭϬϬy͘

ŶĐŽƌZĞƐĞĂƌĐŚƚĞĐŚŶŝĐŝĂŶŝŶƐƉĞĐƟŶŐĂ ĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚƐĞĐƟŽŶƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŵĂĐƌŽŐƌĂƉŚLJ

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ĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚƐƚĞƐƟŶŐ ŝŶƐƉĞĐƟŽŶƐ͕ŝƚŝƐƉŽƐƐŝďůĞƚŽŐƵĂƌĂŶƚĞĞĂŐŽŽĚůĞǀĞůŽĨƌĞůŝĂďŝůŝƚLJ ĂŶĚĐĞƌƚĂŝŶƚLJĂƐĨĂƌĂƐĐƌŝƟĐŝƚLJĂŶĚǁĞůĚƐŽĨƉĂƌƚƐĂƌĞĐŽŶĐĞƌŶĞĚ͘

EŽŶĞƐƚƌƵĐƟǀĞdĞƐƟŶŐ /ŶƚŚŝƐĐĂƐĞ͕ƚŚĞƉĂƌƚƐŚĂůůŶŽƚďĞĚĞƐƚƌŽLJĞĚ͕ďƵƚŽŶƚŚĞĐŽŶƚƌĂƌLJ͕ƚŚĞLJƐŚĂůůƵŶĚĞƌŐŽŝŶƐƉĞĐƟŽŶƵƐŝŶŐ ƐƉĞĐŝĮĐƚĞĐŚŶŽůŽŐŝĞƐĂďůĞƚŽŝĚĞŶƟĨLJƉŽƐƐŝďůĞĚĞĨĞĐƚƐ͘

,ĞůŝƵŵůĞĂŬƚĞƐƟŶŐ dŚŝƐŝŶƐƉĞĐƟŽŶŝƐŶĞĐĞƐƐĂƌLJƚŽĐŽŶƚƌŽůƚŚĞƐĞĂůŝŶŐŽĨĂ weld. The component is connected to a tool, the helium ƐƉĞĐƚƌŽŵĞƚĞƌ͕ƚŚĂƚĐƌĞĂƚĞƐƚŚĞǀĂĐƵƵŵ͘džƚĞƌŶĂůůLJ͕ŚĞůŝƵŵ is sprayed and penetrates in the part allowing the ŽďƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶŽĨĞǀĞŶŵŝŶƵƚĞŇĂǁƐ͘

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LJĞWĞŶĞƚƌĂŶƚŝŶƐƉĞĐƟŽŶ ƐƵƉĞƌĮĐŝĂůŝŶƐƉĞĐƟŽŶǁŚĞƌĞƚŚĞƉĞŶĞƚƌĂŶƚŵĂLJďĞ applied to the test component by dipping, or brushing for ĂĐĞƌƚĂŝŶƉĞƌŝŽĚ͘ŌĞƌĂĚĞƋƵĂƚĞƉĞŶĞƚƌĂƟŽŶƟŵĞŚĂƐďĞĞŶ ƉĂƐƐĞĚ͕ƚŚĞĞdžĐĞƐƐƉĞŶĞƚƌĂŶƚŝƐƌĞŵŽǀĞĚĂŶĚĂĚĞǀĞůŽƉĞƌ ŝƐĂƉƉůŝĞĚ͘dŚĞĚĞǀĞůŽƉĞƌŚĞůƉƐƚŽĚƌĂǁƉĞŶĞƚƌĂŶƚŽƵƚŽĨ ƚŚĞŇĂǁĨƌŽŵĚŝƐĐŽŶƟŶƵŝƟĞƐ͘ŌĞƌǁĂƌĚƐ͕ƚŚĞŽƉĞƌĂƚŽƌ ĐĂƌƌŝĞƐŽƵƚƚŚĞŝŶƐƉĞĐƟŽŶ͘dŚŝƐƚĞƐƟŶŐŝƐďĂƐĞĚƵƉŽŶ ĐĂƉŝůůĂƌLJĂĐƟŽŶ͕ƚŚĞƌĞĨŽƌĞŝĨŝŶƚŚĞĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚŇƵŽƌĞƐĐĞŶƚ ƉĂƌƚƐĂƌĞǀŝƐŝďůĞ͕ŝƚŵĞĂŶƐƚŚĂƚƚŚĞƌĞĂƌĞƐŽŵĞŇĂǁƐ͘/Ŷ Ecor Research there is one 2ndůĞǀĞůŽƉĞƌĂƚŽƌĨŽƌƚŚŝƐ ƚĞƐƟŶŐ͘

sŝƐƵĂů To inspect the component, magnifying glasses and a ǀŝĚĞŽƐĐŽƉĞ;ƉƌŽďĞǁŝƚŚĂĐĂŵĞƌĂͿĂƌĞƵƐĞĚ͘ŶŝŶĐŽƌƌĞĐƚ ǁĞůĚ͕ĨŽƌĞdžĂŵƉůĞ͕ĐĂŶďĞŽĨĂĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚĐŽůŽƵƌĂŶĚ ĐĂŶŚĂǀĞĂƉŽƌŽƵƐƐƵƌĨĂĐĞ͘dŚĞƌĞĂƌĞƚŚƌĞĞĂĐĐƌĞĚŝƚĞĚ operators of 2ndůĞǀĞůƉĞƌĨŽƌŵŝŶŐƚŚŝƐƚLJƉĞŽĨƚĞƐƟŶŐŝŶƚŚĞ company.

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Reliability Symposium, networking to grow Ecor Research attended the annual event on Reliability Engineering in Amsterdam

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cor Research participated as a visitor at the International Applied Reliability Symposium organized by ReliaSoft Corporation, which was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from April 21st to 23rd. This event, taking place in the main cities of the world, includes multiple conferences during which professionals from industry, governments and universities gather to discuss the application of the principles of reliability engineering. Most of those attending the event are experts using the principles of reliability, maintainability and related techniques in every day work and therefore

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Šƒ˜‡•’‡…‹ϐ‹…•‹ŽŽ•‹–Š‹•ƒ”‡ƒǤ For these reasons, the International Applied Reliability Symposium has been a sig‹ϐ‹…ƒ– –”ƒ‹‹‰ ‘’’‘”–—‹–› ˆ‘” …‘” ‡Ǧ

search. Engineers and Quality Supervisors could take part to result-oriented presentations and to interactive discussions and taking note of the correct standards and suc-

To know ሁ Š‡ International Applied Reliability Symposium is a series of conferences organized since 2003 to create a meeting point for professionals working in reliability engineering to discuss real applications and

future challenges in this area. It –ƒ‡• ’Žƒ…‡ ƒ—ƒŽŽ› ‹ ƒŽŽ ϐ‹˜‡ continents and precisely this year will be held in Arizona, Brazil, Singapore, India, the Netherlands and a place in the ‹††Ž‡ ƒ•– •–‹ŽŽ –‘ „‡ †‡ϐ‹‡†Ǥ

Every year, 1,200 participants take part to it, making it the largest event on Reliability Engineering in the world.


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…‡•••–‘”‹‡•‹–Š‹•ϐ‹‡Ž†Ǥ‘”‡‘˜‡”ǡ–Šƒ•–‘ the meeting with a network of professionals, it has been possible to understand the state of the art of reliability engineering and collect new ideas for knowledge application ‹–Š‹•ƒ”‡ƒ–Šƒ–™‹ŽŽ†‡ϐ‹‹–‡Ž›„‡—•‡ˆ—Žˆ‘” –Š‡„—•‹‡••Ǥሁ

More exhibitions and events ሁ ƒ›ǡ ͳʹth-14th, Euro Inox Quality: Sps Ipc Drives, Parma, exhibition on Industrial Auomation. ሁƒ›ͳͻth-23rd, Ecor Research and Euro Inox Quality: Ipack-Ima, Milan, leading exhibition for processing and packaging technology.

ሁ —‡ǡͳͷth-21st, Ecor Research: International Paris Air Show, Parigi, event gathering the main players of the Aerospace Industry.

ሁ ‘˜‡„‡” ͳ͹th-19th, Ecor Research: International Business Convention for Aerospace & Defense Insustry, Turin.

ሁ —‡ǡ ͳͷth-19th, Euro Inox Quality: ACHEMA, Francoforte, World Forum and leading show for the Process Industries.

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A solidarity gesture to support Nepal Ecor Research employee promotes a fundraising campaign in the company to help the people struck by the earthquake

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he violent earthquake of magnitude 7.8 that involved Nepal in April caused thousands of deaths and extensive damage to the population, already living in poverty conditions. An Ecor Research employee has been particularly impressed by what happened in this country. His history is linked to Asian countries. Indeed, twelve years ago, he decided to adopt with his wife a little Indian girl. Travelling to India, to be able to adopt her, he had the opportunity to visit the

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country, rich in contradictions and now he tells us his story. “I travelled to India in 2005 to meet my daughter and last time two years ago with the intent to take her to see the country where she was born. I realized how much poverty there is and how severe are the conditions in which the population lives”. His wife has also visited Nepal and in particular the capital Katmandu, close to the epicenter of the quake. This is why, knowing closely these territories, the welder proposes to

Ecor Research to organize a fundraising campaign in aid of “International Adoption”, an association for distance adoption, operating in Nepal. This organization was founded by a group of adoptive parents who believe in solidarity between peoples and in …Š‹Ž†”‡”‹‰Š–•ǡϐ‹”•–ƒ†ˆ‘”‡‘•––Š‡”‹‰Š– of every child to live, grow up and be raised in a family. For years, it has been committed in supporting initiatives not only for children living social hardships and disadvantages, but


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also of their families, through education, health and social programs. These programs help to create the conditions allowing the child to continue to grow with his parents. “International Adoption” promotes information activities and preparation for couples who want to adopt a foreign child, •‘–Šƒ–‡˜‡”›ƒ„ƒ†‘‡†…Š‹Ž†™‹ŽŽ•‘‘ϐ‹† a family ready to welcome him, in a conscious and responsible way. “I blindly trust this organization because it has a direct link with the poor countries

and I know it closely because I have been a ‡„‡” •‹…‡ ʹͲͲͶǤ  –Š‹ ‹– ‹• •—ˆϐ‹…‹‡– just a small contribution to help the people struck by the earthquake.” In Ecor Research have been set up boxes where employees can offer a small contribution, depending on their will. The funds will then be paid to the bank account of “International Adoption” that will use them to support projects with their representatives in the capital. “This initiative was born from what I

saw with my own eyes, concluded the colleague. Since my association called for a fundraising, I decided to extend it within the company. I trust in the sensitivity of the people who will give their contribution to this population.”ሁ http://www.internationaladoption.it/

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Metallurgical engineering, a master degree to extend competences Pietro Pranovi, Project Manager, tell us about his training experience at the University of Udine

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t is not very common to have the opportunity to attend a Master’s Degree allowing you to expand your knowledge and bring new experiences at the service of the company. Last year, Fabrizio Casadei, General Manager and Chiara Lucietto, Business Unit Director, proposed me to attend a First Level Master degree in Metallurgical Engineering. I have always been particularly interested in joining a training program of this kind, ever since I was a studying Me-

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chanical and Management Engineering at University. However, I thought it was more useful to take part to it after an experience in the company to identify the most suitable area of interest with respect to the tasks and business needs. Said and done: I couldn’t miss that bus! I submitted the application form together with my curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation and in October I started to folŽ‘™–Š‡Ž‡••‘•‘ˆ–Š‡ϐ‹”•––‡”ƒ––Š‡‹Ǧ versity of Udine in Rizzi headquarters.

The Master’s Program has a duration of one academic year and aims at training ‡‰‹‡‡”• ™‹–Š •’‡…‹ϐ‹�� ‡š’‡”–‹•‡ ‹ ‡–ƒŽǦ lurgical processes, heat treatments, coating techniques and machining of metallic materials, in order to make the correct choices for their optimal use. In detail, the course is divided into three “—ƒ”–‡”•ǤŠ‡ϐ‹”•–…‘•‹•–•‘ˆˆ‘—”‘†—Ž‡•ǣ “Metallurgy”, “Iron and Steel”, “Corrosion and coatings” and “Laboratory of Metallurgy”; the second includes other four mod-


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ules: “Foundry”, “Heat and surface treatment of steel”, “Metallurgical Technologies” and “Laboratory of metallurgical technologies.” Š‡–Š‹”†“—ƒ”–‡”ǡϐ‹ƒŽŽ›ǡ‹•…‘’Ž‡–‡Ž›†‡†icated to the 200 hours apprenticeship and to the writing of the dissertation. ˜‡ ‹ˆ –Š‡ ƒ•–‡” Šƒ• ‘– ϐ‹‹•Š‡† ›‡– and despite important family commitments as my daughter Azzurra is 17 months only, I believe that this training course constitutes an interesting and fruitful experience. I would like to grasp this opportunity to

thank Fabrizio Casadei and Chiara Lucietto, for their enthusiasm for this initiative, and my colleagues of the Technical Department for the support in the daily activities when I ƒ‹†‹‡Ǥሁ Pietro Pranovi Project Manager pietro.pranovi@ecor-research.com

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A partnership with the University, Research inside the company Chiara Sferrazza, graduand in Materials Engineering, tell us about her dissertation project in Ecor Research on materials characterization

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cor Research, thanks to the collaboration with the University of Modena, Šƒ• †‡…‹†‡† –‘ †‡ϐ‹‡ ƒ ’”‘…‡†—”‡ for dollies characterization, which are also useful for future application materials. The company has already collaborated with the academic world before, thanks to the increased attention given to research. For these reasons, Ecor Research has

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asked the Engineering Department “Enzo Ferrari” the use of machinery and the sharing of experiences, creating the opportunity for an ad hoc dissertation on which I personally started to work. Professor Massimo Messori offered me this opportunity, as a graduand student of the Master degree in Materials Engineering in Modena, where I moved to from my na-

tive land, Sicily. The aim of my dissertation is the characterization of three different polyure–Šƒ‡ †‘ŽŽ‹‡•Ǥ Š‡ ϐ‹”•–ǡ —•‡† …—””‡–Ž› ‹ production, worked as a reference; the second comes from China, and the third is unknown. The test to be performed varies from material to material and the type of information desired. In this case, being a plas-


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To know ሁŠ‡dolly is a polyurethane bar positioned in a machine for food packaging allowing a successful welding of a carton package. In this way the package takes the requested square shape.

acteristics of the samples. The experimental part was carried out both in the laboratories of the University and in Ecor Rersearch laboratory in Ca ‘Sola, Modena. The collaboration is still ongoing, but I have already achieved a remarkable collection of information through which I am sure it will soon be possible to reach my goal. I am thrilled to be working to this dissertation, both for the interest of the project itself, and because it allows me to get closer to the business world by acquiring skills ”ƒ”‡Ž›–ƒ—‰Š–‹–Š‡…Žƒ••”‘‘Ǥሁ Chiara Sferrazza Material Engineering Graduand

ሁCharacterization means the distribution of a •‡–‘ˆ–‡•–‘ƒ•’‡…‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‡”‹ƒŽ‹‘”†‡”–‘‘™ its fundamental properties.

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NEW FACES

Emanuele Aramini Assembly Workshop

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Stefano Barausse Production Engineering

Irene Blo Research & Development

Brahim Dabzat Welding Workshop

Andrea Dalle Rive Welding Workshop

Mattia Feracin Special Technologies

Matteo Gavioli Research & Development

Fabio Luccarda Supply Chain

Aiman Maddi Welding Workshop

Chiara Sferrazza Research & Development

Domenico Stocchi Business

Marko Stojimirovic Welding Workshop

Diego Toniazzo Welding Workshop

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6TH COMPANY PHOTO CONTEST “My city”

Emanuele Aramini Spring night view of Duomo, in Schio.

BABY BOYS AND BABY GIRLS Santiago dell’Aquila 25/03/2015 son of Luciano dell’Aquila

Ifran Hawlader 08/04/2015 son of Ferdous Hawlader

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