For more than 60 years , IVAM has been a leader in manufacturing quality Valves and Valve Guides in gas and diesel engines for cars, trucks, agricultural machinery, industrial engines, bio-gas generators, small/medium boat engines, earth movers, sport car racing and classic engine restoration.
On request, IVAM also makes Special Components to order, such as: special bolts, poppet valves for hydraulic and pneumatic systems and any other parts for all kinds of uses.
We also specialize in manufacturing Special valves for racing cars and classic engine restorations.
Ivam is a guarantee of Italian production, marketing its products nationally and internationally, most being targeted at the parts market.
The company has a catalogue with a range of over 2500 types of valves and around 1000 types of valve guides, including ones manufactured upon specific request by sending samples or technical drawings.
IVAM is able to meet the sector's all-round requirements thanks also to its exceptionally well-stocked warehouse and excellent value for money.
Although IVAM's core business is in the automotive industry, in recent years it has paid great attention to diversifying its product.
Today it manufactures steel mechanical parts with construction specifications that allow them to be integrated into Ivam's traditional production.
On request, it manufactures special bolts, poppet valves for hydraulic and pneumatic systems and other components for a wide range of applications.
All parts are made with advanced machinery, using only raw materials of certified high quality able to ensure the best performance in all conditions.
Martensitic and austenitic, steels and special high strength alloys (Nimonic) are used for the production of the valves, depending on the application. The processes used include surface hardening and alloy coatings based on nickel or cobalt (Stellite).
To compensate for the different types of stresses (which sometimes vary significantly between the stem and mushroom), a combination of two different materials is used to manufacture the same piece (bimetallic valve).
In these cases, austenitic steel or Nimonic alloy is used for the mushroom and martensitic steel for the stem, joined together by friction welding.
The valve guides are made from high quality bronze, sintered iron or cast iron.
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