The company was founded in 1968 in Imola , where it is still based, by Gianni Andalò who, moved by a passion for mechanics, decides to leave a large Imola textile industry of the time to start his own business with his wife Iride . Today Gianni Andalò leads the company together with his sons Iris and Ivan.

The company was born in the mold production sector and subsequently, thanks to the solid know-how acquired over time and a fleet of cutting-edge machines, it specialized in complex high-precision mechanical machining .

Today the company employs thirty collaborators who make prototypes and small series in multiple metallic materials (including stainless steels, titanium, inconel, invar, TZM molybdenum alloys), advanced ceramics (such as carbide, silicon nitride, alumina and zerodur) and others materials such as sapphire , quartz and carbon fibers . The company is able to offer its customers technical support during the design phase, feasibility and criticality checks of ideas and projects and develop proposals capable of achieving the customer’s objectives.

A story made of experience and passion

The company was founded in 1968 in Imola , where it is still based, by Gianni Andalò who, moved by a passion for mechanics, decides to leave a large Imola textile industry of the time to start his own business with his wife Iride . Today Gianni Andalò leads the company together with his sons Iris and Ivan.

The company was born in the mold production sector and subsequently, thanks to the solid know-how acquired over time and a fleet of cutting-edge machines, it specialized in complex high-precision mechanical machining .

Today the company employs thirty collaborators who make prototypes and small series in multiple metallic materials (including stainless steels, titanium, inconel, invar, TZM molybdenum alloys), advanced ceramics (such as carbide, silicon nitride, alumina and zerodur) and others materials such as sapphire , quartz and carbon fibers . The company is able to offer its customers technical support during the design phase, feasibility and criticality checks of ideas and projects and develop proposals capable of achieving the customer’s objectives.

Andalò Gianni has a fleet of machines and equipment capable of performing mechanical turning , milling , grinding (flat, round and planetary), electroerosion (wire and dip) and laser machining.

The technology of numerically controlled machinery guarantees versatility and precision in processing, respecting geometric tolerances and extremely low roughness values to provide the customer with an excellent finished product .

The company is equipped with an air- conditioned metrology room with three-dimensional optical measuring machines equipped with continuous probes and lasers as well as state-of-the-art measuring instruments. With the support of a special computer system, it is able to check the progress of the work at any time.

The main sectors are aerospace , racing , packaging , biomedical , pharmaceutical , research and university , optical , food and energy .
It is equipped with several CAD-CAM stations .
The company is UNI EN ISO 9001: 2015 certified .

Processing

Andalò Gianni manufactures integrated components for the most complex industrial productions, using CNC machines that guarantee versatility, precision in processing and an excellent final product.

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Industrial sectors

Thanks to a highly specialized technical preparation and a fleet of machines and equipment that guarantees a high level of precision and reliability in the processing of different materials, the company is able to produce single mechanical parts and assembled groups for different applications.

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Machine park and technologies

The company uses a complete high-tech machine park to manage each processing phase with the highest quality and efficiency.

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Quality check

Quality control is ensured by activities carried out during the production process through the use of instrumentation and three-dimensional optical measuring machines equipped with a continuous probe and laser that guarantee the quality of the final product and compliance with customer requests. The company is equipped with an air- conditioned metrology room and a workstation dedicated to testing and verification in each production department.

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Research, studies and design experiences

In the field of ceramic materials the company has acquired a considerable wealth of knowledge deriving from practical experience and from specific research commissioned to an external laboratory (Development of processing methods for ceramic materials , 1995; Identification and optimization of the cutting parameters and processing methods of different silicon nitrides as a function of the preparation process and of the final strength characteristics , 1998).

In 1993 the company participated in a study on the Effects of the surface finish on the flexural strength of a Si3N4 (silicon nitride) , published in the specialized magazine Ceramica Acta n.1-2 .

During the year 2003, as partner of the then Galileo Avionica, Andalò Gianni participated in the technological development program of ESA-ESTEC for NIRSpec, for the James Webb Telescope of NASA , for the aspherical grinding of carbide test mirrors of sintered silicon.

In 1996 and 2003 the company participated as an exhibitor in the exhibition Italy at CERN , which took place within the CERN in Geneva , the largest European nuclear research center, exhibiting its work: only 25 Italian companies participate in this exhibition, selected on the basis of the type of product and activity capable of satisfying the most diverse and complex needs of the researchers who operate within this center.

On 11 December 2003, Gianni Andalò participated, as a speaker, at the conference The uncooked and terracotta cutting organized by the Italian Ceramic Society, held in Sassuolo at the Asso-tiles Auditorium.

In 2008, in collaboration with the CNR ISTEC of Faenza, the CIRA of Caserta and the CSM of Rome, the company participated in the project for the construction of the leading edge ceramic (wing profile) to be obtained from a monobloc in sintered ceramic material (silicon nitride and molybdenum silicide) by means of complex grinding.

In 2014, he collaborated in the construction of inertial sensors for the LISA Pathfinder project, a mission promoted by ESA aimed at detecting gravitational waves in space .

In 2015, he collaborated in the construction of mirrors in Zerodur for the CHEOPS project, a mission promoted by ESA aimed at searching for exo-planets (planets outside the solar system).

In 2017, as part of the PROSPECT project, promoted by ESA and assigned to the Leonardo Company, he built the prototype of a drill to search for water on the Moon.

In 2018, for the National Institute of Nuclear Physics-National Laboratories of the South of Catania, he created an alumina dielectric waveguide for the propagation of high-power microwaves that finds application, for example, in devices operating at lengths of ‘millimeter wave, in radar and can be used as electrical insulators in high temperature environments and for applications with limited installation space .

In 2020 he created components for the Leonardo Company for the “lightning hunter” Lighting Imager project, a tool for identifying lightning strikes with the aim of improving weather forecasts and increasing air traffic safety as well as for studying changes climatic and atmospheric and chemical phenomena such as the production of greenhouse gases.

In 2021 he created for INRIM – National Institute of Metrological Research a fundamental trap for the first Italian photographic shot of 4 barium atoms.