1965. After 15 years of experience in manufacturing thermoplastic moulds, Ghilardi Tarcisio established Ghilardi Stampi over a covered area of 500 sq.m. with traditional machine tools and 1 moulding machine for mould tests.
1966. Hot runners were improved using our own systems.
1967. First stack moulds. -Thermoset injection moulding on horizontal machines.
1968. We applied for the first time our shot-off nozzles. - First moulding unit for disposable syringes.
1969. We received an order for 144 moulds of ballpoint pens.
1970. We launched our own job scheduling and data collection system which would represent the state of the art for at least 20 years, arousing the interest and receiving the approval of many visitors.
1972. Our own injection and blow moulding of bottles on traditional injection moulding machines.
1977. First CNC machine tool.
1978. Patent for using the discharge oil of the opening stroke of the injection moulding machine to operate unscrewing overlapping the moulds.
1979. The covered area is extended to 1000 sq.m.
1980. Alberto, the eldest son of Ghilardi Tarcisio, joined the company.
1982. Patent on self-centring of the injection flow on parts having length to diameter ratios of up to 1/15.
1985. The first CAD stations were introduced in our engineering department.
1986. The covered area was extended to 1500 sq.m. with a mould testing and pre-production department equipped with 3 injection moulding machines of 120, 180 and 360 tons.
1987. In co-operation with a programmer, we worked out and developed a series of programs on a 16-Kb pocket personal computer, among which: analysis of the length of the maximum flow and selection of the i.m.m. / estimate of the mould cycle time/mould cost . CAD stations were replaced by a new and more performing 2d-3d software. In the years that immediately followed, we began to take our first steps in the CAM area.
1990. 64-cavity mould with a mechanical arm on the mould for real-time collection and selection of parts, without affecting the moulding cycle.
1992. Fully hot runner moulds for plungers and barrels of disposable syringes reached 96 and 112 cavities on many models.
1993. Hot runner moulds for the hub and protector components reached 144, 160, 192, 288 cavities.
1998. Paolo, the other son, joined the company.
2000. The entire CAD-CAM process was renewed with leading-edge solutions and with the introduction of hybrid modelling. CAM became an integral part of the work process.
2001. Fully hot runner moulds for pipettes reached 128 cavities.
2003. In March one of our moulds was voted mould of the month (in the past, we obtained this award also in 1993, 1998 and 2000) and later awarded as mould of the year by one of the leading magazines in the sector
2004. The covered area was significantly extended to 2700 sq.m.
2005. The web site www.ghilardistampi.com is born
13/04/2007. At 00.45 Tarcisio Ghilardi, owner and founder of the company, dies. From now the sons Alberto and Paolo will draw the company continuing the way which their father began more than 40 years ago.
2008 First mould by full hot runners for laboratory test-tubes in PET with diameter/length 1/10 ratio.
2010 First 48 imp. safety protector mould
2012 Conception and design of a new barrel container of one-piece surprise. Realisation of the 16 imp. mould and complete plant for its high production.