In 2008, the Focchi company, a well-known architectural works specialist, turned to Bipres to produce their aluminium double-curved sail-shaped cladding.
Designed for a building of high architectural value in downtown London, the cladding was a challenge to produce because few pieces were required and we had to keep costs down.

We ended up devising an extremely cost-effective way to perfectly create the sail shapes:

  • gluing of wood blocks
  • creation of female wood shapes, using 3-D CAD-CAM system and Soraluce Sp 10000 machining centre (table size 10 m x 1.2 m)
  • stamping with rubber punch
  • TIG welding of wedges

In normal circumstances, these elements would have been built with a die-stamping process and an upfront investment of nearly 300,000 €, but with our cycle the investment was just 20,000 €.

Legal and productive headquarters:
  • Via Nazionale 21
    47017 Rocca S. Casciano (FC)
  • +39 0543 960336
Administrative headquarters:
  • Via Roma 188 int.8
    47014 Meldola (FC)
  • +39 0543 815962
Productione headquarters:
  • Via Tosco-romagnola 45
    47010 Portico di Romagna (FC)
  • +39 0543 967245
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