Savine-based Italfimet patents electroforming for chains

Luca, Patrizio e Andrea Capaccioli



Italfimet's 2024 exhibition calendar kicks off at VicenzaOro. The Monte San Savino-based company, which specializes in processes and products for electroplating, will be present at the important international goldsmiths' fair, which, from Friday, January 19th to Tuesday, January 23rd, will once again renew the traditional appointment at the beginning of the year among the world's leading manufacturers and buyers. Italfimet's booth will showcase the latest technological advances that are the result of investments in research and development, and among them is the patent for electroforming for entire chains already assembled, which configures a revolutionary innovation in the processing of jewelry and other metal accessories. In fact, the synergy between the chemical laboratory and the technical-engineering department has made it possible to design and build a state-of-the-art machine that will make it possible to make the production of any jewelry company more efficient and faster, improving the quality of the final product and reducing overall costs.

Electroforming is the galvanic process aimed at the metallic coating of jewelry of every carat and every geometry, characterized by lightness by virtue of the internal vacuum. This treatment could, previously, be carried out only on the individual links of a chain that were then assembled at the end of the same process, while Italfimet's patented machinery will now make it possible to process entire pieces of jewelry up to a meter and a half in length with significant benefits in terms of time and resources. VicenzaOro is the chosen moment for the official presentation of the characteristics, operation and advantages of the new technology inserted within a complete galvanic supply chain between plant engineering, chemistry and electronics, going to encourage a direct comparison with companies from different markets and to confirm the important contribution of the land of Arezzo to the progress and development of the goldsmith sector at the international level. "Investments in research and development have always been a strategic component of our activity," comments Luca Capaccioli, head of research and development at Italfimet, "which is aimed at proposing innovative and cutting-edge solutions to improve the production of jewelry in different alloys and carats, with a view also to eco-sustainability, cost reduction, metal recovery and safety. Skills and knowledge acquired over the years have allowed us to file the new electroforming patent, which will be presented for the first time ever at an international showcase such as VicenzaOro but which, in the coming months, will make stops at the main fairs dedicated to gold and fashion production."

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