“The best we can do is to seize opportunities, calculate the associated risks, estimate our ability to manage them and carry out our projects with confidence.”

Henry Ford

A product arises from an idea, a project arises from the selection and elaboration of multiple ideas. To its own satisfaction and that of its customers, this shared philosophy has led the Si engineering design team to develop a wide range of successful products.

The main goal of the engineering phase is to come up with qualitatively valid projects for subsequent serial production. These designs, which are created using the best available 3-D software, allow for various technical solutions to be compared, analysed and selected, while at the same time maintaining the previously determined style in tact.

Thanks to a highly-operational and always well-defined design process, and a single and ever-present reference contact, the client has the possibility of viewing and checking the status of the work’s progress. The development of a reliable product, in fact, requires constant dialogue, with all the necessary adjustments or even significant variations being carried out in order to obtain a “Definitive Virtual Product”. In this manner, we create the ideal conditions for those who will be carrying out the subsequent phases, such as photo-realistic renderings, prototypes for the various validation tests, equipment estimates, product costs, and everything else required to move forward.

This phase begins with the initial establishment of the “Work Team”, and is followed by the planning of all the activities based on tried, tested, and certified procedures.


La fase di engineering ha come principale obiettivo la realizzazione di progetti qualitativamente validi per la successiva produzione in serie. Questi studi, realizzati con i migliori software 3D quali CATIA-VSSOLID-WORKS e PRO-E, permettono, attraverso vari momenti di confronto e decisionali, di analizzare differenti soluzioni tecniche mantenendo saldo lo stile precedentemente condiviso.

Attraverso un percorso progettuale estremamente operativo, sempre ben definito ed un unico e sempre presente interlocutore, il cliente ha la possibilità di visionare e controllare lo stato di avanzamento lavori.

La necessità di un prodotto affidabile richiede infatti costanti confronti e necessarie messe a punto o addirittura varianti profonde così da ottenere un “Definitivo Prodotto Virtuale”. Creiamo così le condizioni ideali a chi si occuperà delle fasi successive quali, rendering fotorealistici, prototipi per i vari test di validazione, stime per le attrezzature, costi prodotto e quanto altro necessario per procedere oltre.Lo sviluppo di tutta questa fase avviene definendo inizialmente il “Team di lavoro” per proseguire poi nella pianificazione di tutta l’attività secondo le ben collaudate procedure certificate.

Engineering and Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing

The transformation of a Concept into an actual virtual product. The development of a particular item to be obtained using 3D printing technologies. This is the process that our Technicians, with their tried and tested experience, carry out using the 3D programs at their disposal.
The Programs that we utilise are the following:

  • Pro-E
  • Catia V5
  • Rhinoceros

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