RUAG opens aircraft surface finishing facility

15 July 2019

RUAG has inaugurated a new aircraft surface finishing facility at its site in Wingfield, Australia, which will be used to support the development of military aircraft including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

It will offer aerospace component finishing capabilities for varying sized components, is accredited by key aerospace partners, and was designed alongside partner Lowbake, expanding and upgrading the offerings available from the Wingfield Surface Finishing Centre.

Enhanced features include masking, a value-add workshop, a paint booth, a drying facility, and non-destructive testing. The facility is engineered to provide faster, high-precision finishing solutions for the application of aerospace paints, including waterborne epoxy and polyurethane, and fuel tank coatings, with improved and defined curing efficiency.

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