Man has always built MACHINES to multiply his physical strength. And at the same time, MECHANICS have become more and more multidisciplinary compared to their origins.
THE “MECHANICS AND MACHINERY” PRODUCTION CHAIN
Through continuous and unavoidable technological developments and innovation, machinery and equipment from the beginning of time have been given names such as pressurised equipment, medical devices, lifting systems, etc. Even if the names are different, the basic principle of mechanics remains unchanged.
In addition, innovative materials, design and production technologies have profusely widened the MECHANICS field, so much so that today it is difficult to apply a single interpretation to the term; gears, levers, shafts, bearings, carpentry, valves, piping, tanks, and others, are of current use, but with innovative applications, materials, electrical components and features.
In the MECHANICS AND MACHINERY production chain, development and innovation are constant, maybe not as evidently as in some other sectors, but certainly in a tangible and progressive way, adding to products even all of those Sustainability features requested by the market.
The MECHANICS AND MACHINERY production chain is also the area which, due to market and product safety reasons, has witnessed growth in both the technical standardisation norms as well as national and international laws, to facilitate free exchange and to safeguard users, allowing a product to be sold and used worldwide, easily crossing social and language barriers.
THE AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN
The MECHANICS AND MACHINERY production chain is made up of a value chain which includes countless agents, covering a wide array of products and professions: component, machinery and system manufacturers, designers and installers.
ICIM’S PROPOSAL FOR AGENTS OF THE PRODUCTION CHAIN
ICIM pays special attention to the needs of the market and the agents operating in this field, a field which makes up the base of its tradition, with proposals of certification services and qualified policy guidance for all levels. This allows manufacturers of components, machinery and systems, and designers and installers, to have qualified and qualifying coverage of their own products and services.