Technology: the secret to
Lapalma makes furniture for modern homes and contracts that express reasoned aesthetics, natural materials and use of the most innovative manufacturing technologies.
Chairs, like the other products, are the result of a constant search for materials and mechanisms which are carefully designed and made.
Production growth and market changes have required a more efficient structure in terms of production, flexibility and quality level of the final product.
The solution identified by the Marcato brothers was to automate the production floor.
The quality leap was made in the tube bending department where the traditional systems were replaced by an all-electric E-TURN tube bending machine and a LT8.20 Lasertube system for laser-cutting tubes.
With the Lasertube LT8.20 system, the single bars are prepared for bending with all the necessary holes and facing operations. The parts are then transferred to the electric tube bending machines, which after having correctly oriented the material according to the previously performed laser operations, completes the production cycle by giving the final shape to the tube pieces.
Laser cutting was a nearly mandatory choice to guarantee ease, productivity and operative flexibility useful for running tests and making prototypes to open the way to jobs that were otherwise unthinkable.