Foundry for industrial components, automotive, naval, airplane, kart racing sectors

Via Montebello, 7/9

25017 Lonato del Garda - BS

8:30 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 17:30

Da Lunedi a Venerdi

Quality and Innovation

Quality for us, means innovation, both are part of the historical course of business development

The company has consolidated skills and knowledge that can help you meet quickly all the requirements of the most demanding customers excellent quality for all kinds of construction, using highly qualified personnel and a flexible organization able to respond to the constant developments demanded by the market not only in production field; but also in terms of the service provided.

The practice of quality begins with the assessment of the request of potential customers through analysis of feasibility, process control plan, that will oversee the production cycle monitoring until final inspection Product, with its issuance of inspection certificates. The stages of product development are: sampling, pre-series and series production.

Each batch is identified with a casting number allowing traceability. The control of each stage of the process is carried out by qualified technical employees, in accordance with the technical standards and procedures.

The support activities, carried out in close collaboration with the customer, it is essential to get the best results in terms of product quality and customer satisfaction.

Fonderia di Lonato is certified UNI-EN-ISO 9001:2015 not only for production but also for the design of castings.

IQnet – ISO 9001:2015 – Whole site (download pdf)
SQS – ISO 9001:2015  – Whole site (download pdf)
Lloyd’s Register – Casting in Grey Iron (download pdf)

Four Quality Laboratories

There are 4 laboratories to pursue Quality and all are equipped with different equipment and instruments that allow effective monitoring and control of the phases from production to the finished product.



  • 2 OBLF GS1000 Spectrometers
  • N-O Horiba EMGA 620 W/C Analyzer
  • C-S Horiba Eima 320 V Analyzer
  • Heraeus Electro-Nite (Tec Tip) Analyzer
  • Arun Spek Neo multi-matrix Spectrometer for Fe, Ni, Co, Cu analysis
  • Niton® XL2 (GOLDD XRF) nondestructive elemental of alloy materials portable analyzer
  • Free oxygen ppm meter Heraeus Electro-Nite Celox-Lab E



  • SEM Phenom ProX scanning electron microscope for microanalysis

Metallurgical inverted microscope:

  • Eclipse MA200 Nikon’s metallurgical microscope with NIS Elements image analyser – 4K camera
  • Leitz Rei Chert Mef 3


  • SMZ 1270 Nikon’s stereomicroscope with NIS Elements image analyzer
  • SMZ-2T Nikon’s stereomicroscope
  • Cn Scope 40x Portable Microscope
  • Struers Rotpol 31 metallographic Lab Polischer
  • StruersCitoPress-5 hydraulic metallographic samples mounting presses
  • Hitech Europe electrolyte attack device
  • Oven Remet Kappa1/N for austenitic grain size control



  • Portable measuring: Hexagon Romer Absolute Arm
  • Measuring machine Dual 3D Tesa Microhite 454
  • Muffle Furnace for determining loss on ignition and insoluble residue of moulding sands
  • Muffle Furnace Nabertherm ( Max Temp. 1.300 °C)
  • Set of sieves to determine the grain size of the foundry sands
  • Bent Perm F Digital Permeameter
  • Precision digital scale
  • Karl Deutsch ECHOMETER 1075: Ultrasonic wall thickness gauge



-Hardness testers:

  • KB 3000 MHSR Video
  • Futur Tech FR1e (HRc)
  • Wolpert Dia Testor 2RC (HBS 187,5 kg)

-Microhardness Testing Machines

  • Stiefelmayer-Reicherter KL3 (HV)
  • Future Tech Fu 310 (HV)
  • 2 PROCEQ EQUOTIP portable bounced hardness testers

-HOYTOM® LAB Series tensile testing machine

The HM-D model is designed for tensile, bending and shear tests with nominal capacities up to 200 kN in tension.

Scanning electron microscope SEM Phenom ProX

With the scanning electron microscope SEM Phenom ProX we can examine the micrographic structure of our review the special alloy casts by identifying possible anomalies.

With magnifications up to 130,000 X and resolution < 10nm we can analyse the structure at a specific point and any abnormalities causing the chemical composition both in percentage terms that atomic weight of the elements. This type of control allows us to optimize the composition of our special alloys and, with appropriate and specific fixes, any faults present in the alloy.

It is also a tool that allows us to respond in a timely manner to the specific requirements of our clients, analysing in particular the use of the products and carry on suitable materials to those particular needs.

Digital microscope for metal surface analysis and inspection.

Eclipse MA200 – Nikon’s most advanced metallurgical microscope.

Fonderia di Lonato introduced a new tool in the metallographic analysis laboratory: Eclipse MA200, an inverted metallographic digital microscope capable of examining specimens up to 1000 magnifications. Through the new image analysis software it is possible to store information on a computer and process it. For example, it is very simple to identify the circularity index of the spheroids in a nodular cast iron or the shape and distribution of the oxides in the steels.

Hardness Testing Machine KB 3000 MHSR Video

This instrument performs Vickers, Brinell, Rockwell e Knoop hardness tests, with load cells in a range of values ​​from 0.2 to 750 kgf. Its moving head is equipped with a motorized circular loader with eight positions in which indenters and objectives are housed according to the tests to be carried out. A computer with an external monitor allows you to view the test in progress and detect its values. Supported measurement procedures:

  • DIN EN ISO 6507 – ASTM  E384 – VICKERS (5 ÷ 120 kgf)
  • DIN EN ISO 4545 – ASTM  E384 – KNOOP (5 ÷ 10 kgf)
  • DIN EN ISO 6506 – ASTM  E10 – BRINELL (5 ÷ 3000 kgf)
  • DIN EN ISO 6508 – ASTM  E18 – ROCKWELL (HRA – HRB – HRC)

Niton ™ XL2 portable metal analyzer

The metallurgical laboratory of Fonderia Di Lonato has acquired the Niton® XL2 portable X2 (XRF) Thermo Analyzer since the beginning of 2019, a useful tool that allows to carry out immediate elementary analysis of the materials on the physical composition in a quick and precise way giving us the data needed to proceed in the works.

This analyzer provides several advantages including portability and its use even in inaccessible areas, without being invasive on the material, communicating data to the laboratory with an interface via Serial – USB – Bluetooth.

HOYTOM® LAB Series tensile testing machine

A new tool enriches the TECHNOLOGICAL TESTING LABORATORY: the HOYTOM® LAB Series Tensile Testing Machine. The HM-D model is designed for tensile, bending and shear tests with nominal capacities up to 200 kN in tension.

Each machine of this LAB Series is driven by Hoytom HoyWin® control software to perform performances with maximum precision. The tests we carry out are mainly applied to cast iron castings applied for the automotive, aeronautical, naval, textile industry and for quality control.


Via Montebello, 7/9 
25017 Lonato del Garda 
Tel: +39 030 913 0164 
Fax + 39 - 030 991 3423