FIDIA S.p.A. designs, manufactures and sells Numerical Controls, High Speed Milling Systems and Flexible Manufacturing System for the production of complex parts and shapes mainly for the automotive, aerospace and energy sectors. Established in Turin in 1974, Fidia started by designing and producing Numerical Controls for the management of sophisticated machine tools for mould machining and only in the early nineties Fidia expanded its activity by developing the first high speed milling machines. Up to now 2/3 of Fidia’s turnover comes from this business line. With three industrial sites in Italy, one Joint Venture in China and eight Subsidiaries overseas, the FIDIA Group employs ~330 people.
In nearly forty years of activity Fidia has never abandoned its strong vocation for innovation in all its technologic fields that span from software and electronics to mechanics. In the wide range of companies manufacturing machine tools, Fidia is one of the few that still keep the design and development internally for all the machine sub-systems.
In fact Fidia design (and then produces/assembles): mechanical structure, rotary milling heads, rotary milling tables, electronic drives (both digital control logic and power electronic switching boards), Numerical Control (case, proprietary real-time board, proprietary control SW and GUI SW), tools and devices for compensating and calibrating the machine as well as auxiliary tools such as anti-collision, machine monitoring and 3+2 CAD/CAM. Up to now Fidia operates in two leading sectors, automotive and aerospace, and provides high quality and customisable machines and equipment that can fulfil the most sophisticated needs in precision and productivity.”
Role in the PROGRAMS Project
Besides the coordination of the entire project, FIDIA will involve its software department for the development of the maintenance applications running on the Physical Layer. It will support the project solution development with its know-how on the machining variables, processes and maintenance routines and strategies, and its competences in software and in the internal architecture of the numeric control, to connect machine tool, CNC and external hardware,providing the data needed to compute the monitored components status. FIDIA will also support the installation of the necessary hardware and software on the pilot installations in the end-users production lines.