QUALITY FOR OUR COMPANY

Specialization and know-how

Our organization has always followed a strategy of specialization in technical surface treatments applied to precision machined components. Our legacy knowledge base is composed of our treatment processes, all of which designed, developed, and constantly refined in-house. This focus has allowed us to supply state-of-the-art surface treatments that meet and exceed customer requirements.

Customer service

We understand that the service we supply extends far beyond the treatment process. We therefore seek to develop a relationship as both a supplier and partner. We see our ISO 9001 certified quality management system as just the starting point to consistently deliver a service of excellence. Thanks to our experience and a state-of-the-art R&D laboratory, we support the customer throughout the design process, from the base material to the choice of the most suitable surface treatment.

Highly advanced plant

Every year we allocate substantial investments to updating of our production plant and machinery and our internal company systems. This makes it possible to guarantee high quality standards, fast treatment turnaround, even for high volumes, safe workplaces for people and respect for the environment.
Final visual inspection during nickel-plated valve bodies packaging

Quality goals

TO EARN THE TRUST OF OUR CUSTOMERS AND WORK IN PARTNERSHIP BY SUPPLYING TREATMENTS THAT ARE FINED TUNED TO MATCH THEIR TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WITH RELIABLE DELIVERY TIMES
TO PROMOTE THE COMPETENCE AND AWARENESS OF PERSONNEL BY MEANS OF CONTINUOUS TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE-SHARING IN A COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACE
TO KEEP ABREAST OF THE STATE OF THE ART IN PLANT AND EQUIPMENT TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, HEALTH AND SAFETY OF WORKERS, AND THE MAXIMUM ENVIRONMENTAL RESPECT

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MICRON

Micron Srl ISO 9001 certification

DUROX

Durox Srl ISO 9001 certification
Customer warehouse, processed parts, parts to process

ISO 9001 and IATF 16949

The principal destination of the products we treat is the automotive sector, known for its exacting demands in terms of high quality standards. Thanks to our long experience and legacy of know-how, the Micron Durox group has developed its structure, processes, and quality levels in order to meet the necessary conditions in order to compete in the automotive components sector. Both companies are ISO 9001:2015 certified and oriented towards the implementation of IATF 16949 requirements. We are Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers to the biggest automotive companies, and we meet the requirements of IATF 16949:2016, including the Core Tools such as: PPAP, FMEA, SPC, etc.

Lean Production

Applying lean production principles has allowed us to follow a path of continuous improvement of all company processes and also enabled our customers to adopt similar strategies. For example, we can supply treatments in 48 hours for specific customers so that they can minimize their inventories in accordance with a lean model and perform part processing in a free-pass formula for the top automotive sector companies. Complete batch traceability is guaranteed thanks to the use of 4.0 plants and an evolved ERP system.

Technical support and co-design

An intimate knowledge of the sector and our long experience allow us to work alongside the customer throughout the design stage to help identify the best surface treatment for the specific application:

☑ Feasibility study and analysis of alternatives
☑ Definition of treatment type
☑ Definition of treatment type
☑ Definition of series production process and control plan
☑ In depth analyses in the event of failures or complaints, thanks to an advanced fully-equipped laboratory
Anodizing colour samples analyses

Analysis, research, and development laboratory

With the primary objective of creating customer satisfaction and premium quality coatings, the Micron-Durox group has invested heavily in a sophisticated laboratory in which complex and thorough surface coating analysis activities can be carried out. Check and validation tests are carried out on parts produced, plus R&D activities for implementation of coatings. We work actively with the customer, performing analyses and tests on their components, and analyzing any failures, investigating materials, processes, and treatments to find the most suitable solution to each requirement.

The available analyses and tests are:

  • Coating thickness measurement with microscopical method | ISO 1463
  • Coating thickness measurement with eddy current method | ISO 2360
  • Vickers microhardness tests | ISO 4516
  • Surface texture measurement | ISO 4288
  • Adhesion analysis | ISO 2819
  • Salt spray corrosion resistance test | ISO 9227 – ISO 10289 – ASTM B117
  • Taber Abraser wear resistance measurement | ISO 10074 B.3
  • Coating porosity analysis | ASTM B733 – FERROXYL TEST
  • Determination of phosphorus contents by means of EDS spectroscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis
  • EDS spectroscopy analysis of the chemical composition of metal alloys