History

Building components with a hi-tech content and with features that require the use of special materials that are difficult to weld: this has been the primary goal of our company since 1976. This is also the reason why our company boasts today unparalleled know-how in welded constructions.

Fundamental CSC events
1976

CSC was established on 22 May 1976 from an idea and the entrepreneurial spirit of five friends and work colleagues with a share capital of 10 million lire.

soci-fondatori-cscThe experience of Antonio Dalle Carbonare, the meticulousness of Alessandro Pamato, the versatility of Leonida Dal Santo, the stubbornness of Mariano Scortegagna, and the enterprise of Gino Dal Santo, along with the coordination skills of the newly arrived Maria Conzato, were the winning ingredients that allowed CSC to gain ground with its competitiveness and to establish itself day after day.

1977

The first pressure vessel tested to ANCC (now PED) standards was made. 4 autoclaves were built that same year.

The customer paid with a shear, a bending machine and a column drilling machine. This "new" equipment consolidated the foundations for the company's growth.

1980

Collaboration began with the leading research centres, institutes of physics and the aerospace industry.

Many special components were built in the eighties. Among others, the company committed itself to the design and construction of the first out of three Fast Shutters in aeronautical titanium (grade 5) for the JET (the Joint European Torus, an experimental nuclear fusion reactor). It also made the heat shields for the bearing structure of the torus vacuum chamber for the same project.
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_European_Torus
At the end of the eighties/early nineties it began its collaboration with the Riva Calzoni company of Milan for the construction of hydraulic components for vertical pump bodies and, more importantly, hydrojets for the marine propulsion of ships. It then extended its collaboration to international companies and as of today over 500 hydrojets have been built to equip ships large and small.

1985

In its current premises the company has provided itself with new facilities such as the clean room, a class 1000 particulate-free room in which it is possible to work in conditions of extreme cleanliness.

These new technologies allowed it to extend its know-how into the aerospace sector with the production for NASA, an order from SNIA, of two plants for filling the fuel of geostationary satellites and various components for the Tether satellite.

Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_satellite

1990

The racing industry also began to take interest in the company.

In 1990 CSC was asked to produce a series of components in grade 5 titanium which would equip one of the most famous Italian competition sailing boats, Il Moro di Venezia.
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_Moro_di_Venezia

1993

On 12 June of this year, the company achieved the important target of ISO 9001 quality certification.

This was a fundamental step in the company's history as it was one of the first small companies to certify its quality system.
That same year, with the collaboration of INFN of Genoa, it began the design and then the construction of two modules of the electromagnetic calorimeter for the detection of photons and neutrons in the CLAS detector installed in the Jefferson laboratories in the USA.

Link: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/CLAS

1997

CSC was among the first companies in Italy to build a tube bundle heat exchanger in tantalum* with a project approved and the apparatus tested by ISPESL in accordance with the VSR '95 standard.

*Tantalum (symbol TA) is a pure material with a specific weight of 16.6 kg/dm3 and costing an exorbitant price of about €500.00/kg, with very low weldability characteristics due to its extremely high melting point (about 3000°C) and the sensitization that it can be subject to with exposure to air when being welded.

2000

"RS Cube" project

A series of motorcycle frames were built for the Aprilia's "RS Cube" project that will follow the Veneto group's début in the world championships, 500 class.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aprilia_RS_Cube

2002

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project

A series of components were built for CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project that would go into the construction of the heart of the largest and most famous particle accelerator.
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider

2003

With the retirement of the last of the founding partners the company's management passed to the second generation.

dirigenza-cscAs a result, Franco Dalle Carbonare, Adelucio Dal Santo, Marco Scortegagna and Riccardo Pamato, already employed in the company and proud of the inheritance received, took up the challenge to carry forward what their parents had started in the best way possible. That same year, a new CSC division, "Division Trading" was established for the purpose of marketing special alloys such as Duplex and Super Duplex.

2006

Katrin project

CPS and DPS cryostats for the Katrin project of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany were made in collaboration with ASG Superconductors.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KATRIN

2011

XFEL project

272 Helium Tanks in grade 2 titanium were made for the XFEL project of the DESY institute in Hamburg. This project would last two years.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_x-ray_free_electron_laser

2012/13

Hydrojets Azzam yacht

The hydrojets were built for the largest private yacht in existence: the Azzam. 180 metres long, it is not just the largest yacht but also one of the fastest and can reach a speed of 31.5 knots. The same year the hydrojets were built for the first ferry fuelled by LNG (liquid natural gas). Named “Francisco” in honour of the Argentine Pope, it will also become the fastest commercial ship in the world with a speed of 58.1 knots (107.6 km/h).

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azzam_(yacht)

The "Divisione Trading", sales division of C.S.C. S.p.A., after 10 years of activity and achievements, due to the quantity of material actually stored in the warehouse and commercial agreements with some major steel mills, it could no longer be called "Divisione Trading".
Then they decided to change the name in SpecialSteelStock.

Link: http://www.specialsteelstock.com.

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