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Fintek Celebrate 40 Years Of Surface Finishing
In a year where the pandemic has been forefront of news and posing severe challenges for component manufacturers, surface finishing specialist Fintek step into their 40th year of trading on a high note.
Founded by Jonathan Dean in July 1981, originally as Finishing Techniques, the company quickly established itself in the UK as experts in metal surface finishing. From Aerospace to F1 components, through medical devices, to mass finishing small and thin parts, the company has attained a wealth of cross-industry experience.
"Starting a business at the peak of a major recession and contraction in the manufacturing base, seems almost reckless when I look back now. However, change was coming, industry was also renewing itself and advanced surface finishing technology was in demand," Jonathan explained.
In the mid 90's, a step change came when OTEC, then a little known German start-up, launched their first surface finishing machines. Fintek now supply exclusively in the UK the full range of OTEC disc, drag and stream finishing machines and offer extensive subcontracting services. OTEC has gone on to grow into a global company with significant research and development resources.
Additive manufacturing is a maturing technology and surfacing finishing is advancing to meet the post processing needs of 3D printed metal parts. Removal of support structures, powder cakes, partially melted grains, and penetrating extreme geometry complexity and small diameter holes, requires a new approach. Forming a new partnership in January 2021 to bring to the UK RENA Technologies H-series machines, allows Fintek to offer manufacturers the RENA Hirtisation process for post processing AM parts as a subcon service or machine sale.
"In our 40th year anniversary, Fintek is in a unique position to offer under one roof AM part processing using Hirtisation and, should the customer want to take external surfaces to an even greater smoothness or mirror-like polish, we can use an OTEC stream finisher," Jonathan concluded.
Jamie Phillips, Sales Manager, Tel. +44 (0)1706 283 927
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.fintek.co.uk
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