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Waht is Lean Manufacturing

Fanovo owns a very lean manufacturing facility where every aspect of production quality is controlled from start to finish. Fanovo team is fully trained in lean manufacturing and these practices are incorporated throughout the factory. We are constantly implementing new lean practices and improving our operations by adopting more efficient and effective methods. By lean manufacturing and quality control, we are able to assure that the highest quality standards are met for each product. Fanovo has more than 20 years of experience designing, engineering, and manufacturing quality plumbing and hardware products.

Every product manufactured by Fanovo carries a long history of quality and innovation, because we manage the lean manufacturing process from design concept to the finished product. Our continued investment in manufacturing technology and product innovation shows our commitment to exceeding the highest level of quality standards of manufacturing for decades to come.

More Than 20 Years of Experience Designing,
Engineering, and Manufacturing Plumbing Products

What is CNC Machining

Fanovo Industries is a Zhejiang-based CNC machining services provider with more than 20 years of industry experience. Fanovo has been providing high-quality CNC machining services for years. We are passionate about providing the most efficient and consistent CNC machining services for our customers. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value for every project we complete.

We also make continuous investments in machinery and resources to ensure we stay current on the emerging technologies that impact our industry. We are firmly committed to acquiring the latest computerized machine tools and other advanced technologies that will keep us one step ahead of our competitors and allow us to continue to offer the best CNC services to our customers.

What is Forging

Forging process produces parts of superior mechanical properties with minimum waste of material. In this process,the starting material has a relatively simple geometry; this material is plastically deformed in one or more operations into a product of relatively complex configuration. Forging usually requires relatively expensive tooling. Thus, the process is economically attractive when a large number of parts must be produced and/or when the mechanical properties required in the finished product can be obtained only by a forging process.

What is Die Casting

Die casting is a manufacturing process that can produce geometrically complex metal parts through the use of reusable molds, called dies. The die casting process involves the use of a furnace, metal, die casting machine, and die. The metal, typically a non-ferrous alloy such as aluminum or zinc, is melted in the furnace and then injected into the dies in the die casting machine. There are two main types of die casting machines – hot chamber machines (used for alloys with low melting temperatures, such as zinc) and cold chamber machines (used for alloys with high melting temperatures, such as aluminum). The differences between these machines will be detailed in the sections on equipment and tooling. However, in both machines, after the molten metal is injected into the dies, it rapidly cools and solidifies into the final part, called the casting. The steps in this process are described in greater detail in the next section.

What is Investment Casting

Investment casting is one of the oldest manufacturing processes, dating back thousands of years, in which molten metal is poured into an expendable ceramic mold. The mold is formed by using a wax pattern – a disposable piece in the shape of the desired part. The pattern is surrounded, or “invested”, into ceramic slurry that hardens into the mold. Investment casting is often referred to as “lost-wax casting” because the wax pattern is melted out of the mold after it has been formed. Lox-wax processes are one-to-one (one pattern creates one part), which increases production time and costs relative to other casting processes. However, since the mold is destroyed during the process, parts with complex geometries and intricate details can be created.

What is Powder Metallurgy

Powder metallurgy uses sintering process for making various parts out of metal powder. The metal powder is compacted by placing in a closed metal cavity (the die) under pressure. This compacted material is placed in an oven and sintered in a controlled atmosphere at high temperatures and the metal powders coalesce and form a solid. A second pressing operation, repressing, can be done prior to sintering to improve the compaction and the material properties.

The properties of this solid are similar to cast or wrought materials of similar composition. Porosity can be adjusted by the amount of compaction. Usually single pressed products have high tensile strength but low elongation. These properties can be improved by repressing as in the following table.

What is Welding

Welding is a process of joining similar and dissimilar metals or other material by application of heat with or without application of pressure and addition of filler material. It is used as permanent fasteners. Welding is essential process of every manufacturing industries.  In fact, the future of any new metal may depend on how far it would lend itself to fabrication by welding. The weldability has been defined as the capacity of being welded into inseparable joints having specified properties such as definite weld strength proper structure. The weldability of any metal depends on five major factors. These are melting point, thermal conductivity, thermal expansion, surface condition, and change in microstructure.

What is Extrusion

Extrusion process is used for manufacturing long and straight metal parts. The shape of the cross-sections can be solid round, rectangular, to T shapes, L shapes and Tubes etc. Extrusion is done by squeezing the metal in a die by using a mechanical or hydraulic press.

Extrusion is capable of producing compressive and shear forces in the stock material. As tensile is not produced, this makes very high deformity a possibility without actually tearing the metal. A wear resistant material lines the cavity in which the raw material is contained . This helps to resist the high radial loads as the material is pushed into the die.

What is Surface Treatment? Metal Finishes

Fanovo offers various surface treatment processes that we continuously improve. Every surface treatment in our competence portfolio has been carefully selected and complements the precision machining and complex assembly within Fanovo Group, enabling us to offer added value to our customers that is unique in the market. We assume full responsibility for the final tolerances of each critical mechanical part, because we have complete control over both the tooling and the anodizing processes. Wet painting enables us to meet the highest cosmetic and visual requirements. In addition, depending on your needs, we can add functional properties to components such as EMC coatings, as well as light-absorbing and chemically-resistant coatings.