Hard materials Innovation Lab


HI.Lab is the physical-metallurgical laboratory of the OMCD Group, where the tradition of seventy years of experience in Powder Metallurgy is combined with the innovation produced by developments in Materials Science.

Its aim is to guarantee the highest standards of metallurgical quality in the various production chains, the continuous innovation of materials and processes and the excellence of technical-scientific competence at the service of OMCD Group clientele.


Who we are

What distinguishes HI.Lab is its close connection with the OMCD Group’s production facilities and its vocation to face the scientific and technological challenges that arise in maintaining market leadership.

The metallurgical laboratory HI.Lab is located inside FILMS’ plant, in the Verbano Cusio Ossola, in the north west of Italy.
It is just a few kilometres from the Swiss border and is easily accessible from Milan Malpensa airport.

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News and Insight

On January 18th-19th and on the 25th-26th 2021, the 38th National Conference of AIM (Italian...

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15 January 2021

As part of the activities of FaReTra (Fair Remote Training), the way the Italian Association...

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26 November 2020

The EURO PM, the most important European Congress on Powder Metallurgy (PM), was held again...

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19 October 2020

The “International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials” magazine edited by Elsevier B.V. has...

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13 July 2020
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