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Metal Replacement Forum highlights

The mold texturing services of Cactooos – The Engraving Network took part to the Metal Replacement Forum, a 2-days event dedicated to the replacement of metal alloys with high performance polymers . Andrea Lodetti, CEO of ML Engraving and Eng. Amadou Niang, founder of Jockoo held a speech referred to the importance of surface textures in order to improve the aesthetic and functional features of the products. Read the article for the resume of the speech.


On the 6th/7th of June took place the Metal Replacement Forum, promoted by Plast (Reed Business), Plast Design (Eris Program) and PlasticsEurope Italy.

The 2-days meeting focused on the performances of polymers in replacement of metals, in order to obtain high performances.

The forum has been an important moment of training: from University of Brescia to big Companies such as Sole spa, Xenia srl, Radici Novacips spa, style centers and brands such as Pino Spagnolo and Ferretti Group have displayed the advantages in terms of weight reduction, mechanical resistance, functionality, and aesthetics of technopolymers.

Introducing Cactooos – The Engraving Network

Andrea Lodetti, CEO of ML Engraving and Eng. Amadou Niang, founder of Jockoo have held a speech during the second day in order to introduce the network and its services. The focus was the role of surface textures for technolymers.

Lodetti presented the network, its partners and the mold engraving techniques. Eng. Amadou focused on the digital and co-design services. Special attention was given to harsh surfaces, that describe the action of time on surfaces: oxidation, abrasion, corrosion, are just some of the events that can modify the surface texture of an object, creating peculiar and unexpected effects.

Besides the conference room, visitors could visit a broad exhibition area with products and samples made out of technopolymers.


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