Metalmeccanica is a division specialized in the moulding of axis-symmetric parts by the use of fully automated high-speed presses. Hotmatic parts are shaped in close die, so they have no external flash nor any draft. The surface is much smoother than that of conventional forgings, structure is ideal and mechanical properties excellent. Tolerances of + - 0.3 mm are ordinary. Machining allowances generally amount to only 1 mm per side. Parts are forged so close to their final shape that finish machining can be done with a single cut per surface. Automatic high-speed operation (80 - 100 parts a minute) cuts direct production and labour cost drastically. Machining cost are low because parts are forged to closer tolerances. Rejects are sharply reduced in comparison with conventional processes as a result of fully automatic operations.