A typical day at Cividac's workshop includes different operations, such as turning, milling and drilling.
Metal turning resembles the chiseling of stone or wood. The starting point is a raw piece of metal, which takes shape by removing the curls in excess.
With techniques such as milling and drilling, metal is punched, either to create the lodgment for screws, or more in general because the design requires it. However, while drilling punches the metal through a sharp tip, milling removes the material in excess from the sides.
As a work environment, the workshop was born in the 19th century with the Industrial Revolution, and its tools have evolved dramatically over the years. The most sophisticated equipment however, could not guarantee a well-executed job without the skills of expert and qualified operators.
One of the most delicate phases in metalwork is the final one, with the polishing of metal stubs. The improvement is not only esthetic. In fact, the presence of stubs of residual material can make the product difficult or even dangerous to use.
The quality of the final product will largely depend on how well the final polishing is done, and that’s precisely the phase in which Cividac's mechanics show their skills.