Expansion of the export side of its business is high on the agenda for British-based castings specialist Finecast at the show this week.

The UK firm, exhibiting in Hall 2/J12, which produces lost wax investment castings for military and civil aviation clients, currently does 40% of its business overseas.

The Middle East and Far East markets, coupled with a strong presence in Scandinavia, has given Finecast a foothold on the worldwide stage and representatives at Le Bourget say a recent investment in the latest robotic technology will provide a further boost to business.

Benefits from the investment are two-fold, with the need for machining reduced or even eliminated allied to a significant increase in design freedom.

Finecast products are used in military communications, ground weaponry, radar systems and thermal imaging equipment, with Boeing and Airbus among the company's clients.


Source: Flight Daily News