On 10 October from 14:30 to 17:30 there will be the meeting Strategic Community on Advanced Polymers organized by the Association Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardia (AFIL) of which NTS is a member since this year.
The central topic of this meeting will be intelligent polymers and this will be, for us at NTS, an opportunity to meet partner companies and universities with which to develop new projects in the field of advanced polymers and related applications.
The meeting will begin with the presentation of the stakeholders present and will continue with a brainstorming on the Manifestation of interest of the Lombardy Region to show the progress and define the specific themes and projects to be integrated into the proposal. After that we will open the doors of our reality and personally accompany the participants to the event on a tour of our company.
Promoting these events, for us, means deepening the themes of technological development at the base of the company evolution, as well as becoming part of an important network that also allows us to be part of a direct dialogue with the Lombardy Region and with the projects of the Strategic Development Plan of the European Community.
The event is exceptionally open to all, with a view to the inclusivity of the Event of Interest, and participation is free, but subject to the capacity of the room and, for this, you must register online through the appropriate form.
To learn more about the event visit AFIL https://www.afil.it/ or feel free to contact us. For further information, please write to Elena Mossali at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entrepreneurship, education, recycling, sustainability, composite polymer, school furniture, were the key words of our participation in the program “Enterprise in Action” (https://www.impresainazione.it/) conducted by Prof. Armando Persico and the organization JA Italia to stimulate the entrepreneurship of students.
The goal was to help students successfully manage mini-companies and then present the final results to the public.
As NTS, as Fabio Cortinovis and Marco Manzoni, we actively participated in this initiative as Dream Coach, helping and stimulating the students of the Salesian Institute of Treviglio (BG).
In particular, we participated in the initial phases of concept work with the students, who, thanks to their curiosity and perspicacity together with the preparation and passion of their professors, did everything else by creating the project entitled “Tavolità”.
We are happy to have taken part in the project, especially because the boys of the Institute of the Salesians of Treviglio have crowned the splendid result by winning the first prize of € 4,000, after presenting a few days ago their mini-company in front of 200 people in the UniBg classroom of Sant’Agostino and leaving the jury and all the people present speechless.
On 17 May there will be the Lombardy Regional competition, while later they will also have access to the national finals in Milan of the Festival of Youth Entrepreneurship 2022.
We can help them realize this great dream of theirs by watching and sharing the video about the presentation of their project “Tavolità” at this link: https//vimeo.com/708567660.
The NTS Social Academy is proposing new topics on which to discuss and discuss in full NTS style.
On 29 April we talked about a conflict of positivity: every day we live in conflicts, small or large, sometimes even with ourselves, but how many do we turn into positive energy?
Knowing how to recognize and manage it is very important to build your serenity. With the criminologist Luca Villa we deepened the theme, catapulting it into our daily lives.
Friday, May 20 will be the turn of another meeting. The appointment will always be in Natta room, at 17.30: here we will be guided by the expert Maurizio Naibo, private banker, who will teach us how to protect their assets, how to choose the most suitable investments for yourself and your family and how you can save effectively.
The goal will be to acquire an “ABC” of financial education to become more aware and more and more proponents of their own life choices.
To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRT6I5CszwOPZKv6saQsAj6ZnJDSJUV07goQcGNPtXguB5jg/viewform
In these moments of uncertainty and strong economic changes, what is the only certainty? Don’t give up and look beyond.
For us, it means pursuing our slogan “beyond moulding” with respect to what we do in everyday life.
From 15 March we are officially members of the cluster AFIL – Associazione Fabrica Intelligente Lombardia, specifically we will be part of the “Advanced Polymer Community”.
For us, it means new opportunities.
Visit the AFIL website www.afil.it to discover more.
This month’s steel mold has interchangeable dowels and in 2022 will allow the production of thousands of PPS technopolymer components for the hydrogen production system.
With the creation of this new steel mold we have achieved the goal of winning over a new customer in the world of hydrogen of which, for a guarantee of confidentiality, we cannot disclose further details.
With pleasure, however, we share the method by which NTS introduced itself in a promising “green hydrogen” sector in which billions of euros of European Union investments will lead to the 2030 decarbonisation goals.
It all started with an active reference from another customer of ours (automotive sector) satisfied with the “Tech” service of timely prototyping and technical consultancy on molding. Thanks to this reference, the new customer contacted us and after a first cognitive meeting in which we centered the expectations of technical and service competence, we started an NTS Tech approach based on the geometric study and mathematical simulation of molding of the product proposed by the customer who highlighted valuable characteristics unknown to the customer.
This generated technical and commercial trust up to the technical and technological need of the component in PPS polymeric material. So, with the customer, started a phase of co-design of geometries and tolerances up to conquer it also in the next phase: the confirmation of the order for the serial production of the component.
This new NTS Tech case in an innovative sector of hydrogen allowed the company to have the confirmation of how a modern approach oriented to active listening to the market with a healthy dose of organizational flexibility of internal skills can generate business opportunities for the whole company.
To find out more, you can contact our Sales Department or write to email@example.com
Here is the new 4-cavity hardened steel mold made in NTS for the electromechanical sector (energy management): it is now ready to produce the molding of millions of switches, in thermosetting resin 18% glass fiber, necessary to guarantee the safety of the electrical circuits of buildings around the world.
It was a simple block of steel that with the passion of 2.000 hours of work was transformed into a productive technological machine.
To find out more, you can contact our Sales Department or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
It was one of the goals we set at the beginning of the year and we finally achieved it: we got the IATF 16949 certification.
An other qualitative leap that allows us to satisfy even more the hard customer requests in the Automotive sector. Raising the level of service means committing to:
- manufacturing process more reliable, efficient, traced, standardized
- optimization of resources along the supply chain and reduction of process defects and its preventions
- improve relations with interested parties (customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, local institutions)
- company credentials proven by an internationally recognized standard.
Download and read IATF 16949 certification
Watch the interview with Giuliano Cassani in which he explains what it means for NTS to have obtained the IATF certification.
For some time we have been asking ourselves how much and above all HOW to contribute to communication in the world of sustainability; working in the field of polymers (plastics) these questions are even more critical, delicate. We often observe campaigns such as “plastic free” that are deformed and used to find “immediate culprits” of environmental pollution, condemning plastic regardless, when instead the underlying problem is the lack of culture and real and technical information.
We have understood that companies in the sector such as NTS have the duty not only to do their job as best as possible (e.g. optimization of resources, fight against waste), but also to make the voice of those who consciously design and produce plastic products (in actually they are mostly resin and fiberglass composites) together with their customers. From today, therefore, we have more and more responsibility to integrate a new focus, namely the energy analysis of the life cycle of a product (LCA) because we must return to respect the resources we have to produce, but with ever greater efficiency.
The Plastic Bee project is born from this awareness.
In many areas and applications of our society today it is unthinkable to do without plastic, not only for its physical properties, but also because it is among the most sustainable materials: compared to metal and glass, for example, it has an energy consumption per kg. up to 50% less product. Applications that we see every day confirm this, from the button with which we turn on the house light to the toothbrush, from the smartphone to the components of our car, from the office computer to the many medical devices such as respirators, transfusion bags or syringes.
It is therefore our intention to encourage education in its use, its re-use, which is the first true form of “zero energy” recycling, that is to improve the approach from product creation to its end: design, reuse, recycling, disposal.
“Plastic Bee” is a project that aims to grow and spread a more sustainable and correct culture of plastic.
It will be a constantly evolving path: in the story and development of Plastic Bee we will also be accompanied by other organizations, institutions, entrepreneurs and all those who want to bring comparison, information and culture about the world of plastic in the most objective and measurable way possible.
To meet the deadlines of the new requirements of the market, we conceived a new integrated and fast service: it is called Fast Manufacturing.
What does Fast Manufacturing consist in?
It is the new NTS Tech service dedicated to the production of parts in short times, from the single piece in additive manufacturing in 48h to the small series in 15 days through injection moulding.
When is it required and why?
When you are designing a new part and you need to have a prompt feedback to understand if you chose the right path. Or when you have stringent market requirements to promote a fast commercialization, or if you need to carry out some specific market tests before investing in more significant and definitive equipment.
What do we offer?
We offer feasibility analysis, prototypes, moulding of small and big series.
All this in record times.
Why is it fast?
In 48 hours you will get your prototype, printed in 3D. In 15 days we can deliver a first batch of injection moulding.
The three specific phases:
1 – FEASIBILITY ANALISYS
➢ Drawings and information analisys
➢ Creation and optimization of the 3D model for production
➢ Manufacturing proposal: technology, lead time and costs
In this phase NTS shares and discusses with the CUSTOMER the criticalities arisen during the project/product analysis. The goal of NTS is to align the CUSTOMER on the best manufacturing conditions of the MOULD, in order to obtain a technical solution which optimizes mass production in terms of quality and costs.
NTS confirms the feasibility of the part through an initial analysis of the drawings and information received by the customer in his request for quotation.
For the specific request, a first industrialization step of the 3D models will be set for functional and dimensional simulations indicated by the customer.
2 – PROTOTYPE PHASE
➢ Realization of prototypes and fast moulding of small series
In this phase the first design and engineering phase gets concluded. This is the moment in which we move from numerical evaluation to the actual dimensional and aesthetical check of the industrialized components.
This is a delicate step, necessary and fundamental for the designer and for the final customer to make a real evaluation of the initial concept.
3 – MOULD CONSTRUCTION AND MASS PRODUCTION
➢ Offer confirmation
➢ FMEA Industrialization
This phase is an essential design step, aimed at freezing the final specifications and therefore at providing the references of the following operational progress that will lead to the realization of the DEFINITIVE MOULDS for mass production.
PMI DAY project, promoted by Confindustria to introduce new generations to the business world and its opportunities, continues.
In the last days, even though in Zoom conference mode, Marco Manzoni, CEO of NTS, met 50 students of the Comprehensive Institute Cesare Zonca of Treviolo and Lallio.
Coordinated by teacher Cristina Carli and her colleagues, Marco Manzoni and HR Davide Sabani told the students what it means to be an entrepreneur today, what are the future perspectives of a manufacturing company and what are the most appreciated and valued features in a company like NTS. Particular attention has been paid to resilience and inner strength, essential ingredients of every professional successful story.
The constant contact between professional and education world is an essential pivot of NTS’ philosophy, aimed at social Responsibility, constant training and continuous improvement that identifies, right in the contamination between knowledge and different generations, a great opportunity of professional and human growth.