Functional beauty: the case of Nespresso KitchenAid Artisan 5KES0503

by Arianna Piersigilli October 18, 2018

Functional beauty: the case of Nespresso KitchenAid Artisan 5KES0503


In this post we are going to describe the business philosophy of functional beauty. Starting from this philosophy, Bruschi created Nespresso KitchenAid Artisan 5KES0503, a design coffee machine that led the company to the victory of the prestigious European Zinc Die Casting Competition for design in 2016.

by Arianna Piersigilli October 18, 2018

The importance of zinc die casting in automotive industry

by Marcello Cazzaniga August 6, 2018

The importance of zinc die casting in automotive industry


The process of zinc die casting is highly popular for making parts in building and industrial fields, but its most common application is in automotive industry. In fact, cars have different parts that can be crafted through die casting, so much so that the modern process of die casting originally started for automotive industry.

by Marcello Cazzaniga August 6, 2018

ZAMAK molding in hot chamber die casting: chemical composition 

by Caterina Tosca February 13, 2018

ZAMAK molding in hot chamber die casting: chemical composition 


ZAMAK molding is the creation of components using zinc alloys for die casting. In this post we are going to discuss how the choice of the alloy can affect the final result of hot chamber die casting.

by Caterina Tosca February 13, 2018

Defects in die casting fixable thanks to the Tool Shop

by Caterina Tosca November 10, 2017

Defects in die casting fixable thanks to the Tool Shop


 In this post we are going to discuss some of the most common defects in die casting linked to mold maintenance, and how they can be fixed by the maintenance department. 

by Caterina Tosca November 10, 2017

SST – Salt Spray Test Resistance: focus on automotive sector

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 8, 2017

SST – Salt Spray Test Resistance: focus on automotive sector

In this article we are going to analyze a particular corrosion test called Salt Spray Test (SST) normally used to test coatings for automotive parts, in order to test their salt or mist resistance.

Salt Spray Test (SST) is a really widespread corrosion method, applied in order to check materials and surface coatings corrosion resistance. This kind of test is an accelerated corrosion test which produces a corrosive attack to coatings to evaluate, after a pre-determined period of time, if they can be used as a protective finish. The duration of Salt Spray Test depends on coating corrosion resistance: if the coating has high corrosion resistance, the testing period is longer before the appearance of corrosion.

It can be used for different materials such as: zinc, phosphate surfaces, electroplated chromium, nickel, copper and tin and also for paint coating.

Moreover Salt Spray testing is fundamental in order to evaluate product or component corrosion aimed at outdoor uses or in cold or wet environments.

Summarizing is possible to say that Salt Spray test is used to:

  • Analyze corrosive resistance of different materials and finishing
  • Measure the corrosive inclination when a metal or coating is scratched
  • Determine coating adhesion and corrosion creep
  • Evaluate corrosion resistance in a marine environment

Products without SSL resistance would corrode under saline air influence.

by Marcello Cazzaniga May 8, 2017