Sharing in Growth beneficiary South West Metal Finishing (SWMF) has been awarded a number of new Airbus approvals for painting.
This will allow the Exeter-based special processing firm to create a central source for Non-Destructive Testing, TSA (Tartaric Sulphuric Anodising) of aluminium alloys for corrosion protection and paint pre-treatment and structural paint finishes for Airbus parts.
The new approvals are:
AIPS/AIPI 05-02-009 Application of structural paints
ABP4-1123 Application of corrosion inhibiting primer
ABP4-2130 Application of flexible finish paint to an internal surface
Said business development manager Oliver Tuckett: “This is an exciting opportunity for South West Metal Finishing to work with the Airbus supply chain and develop new customer relationships. Further approvals for Airbus are in process, details of which will be released as these approvals are confirmed.”
SWMF also holds these associated specifications:
AIPS 02-01-003 Tartaric Sulphuric Anodising of aluminium alloys for corrosion protection and paint pre-treatment
ABP 1-5057 Conversion Coating of Aluminium
AIPS 02-05-001 Chemical Conversion Coating
ABP 6-5229 Testing by magnetic particle flaw detection
ABP 6-5230 Testing by penetrant flaw detection
AITM 6-1001 Penetrant Inspection