Fast S.p.A. has always been aware that without suitable technological infrastructure, the company would not have been able to keep pace with current trends and developments.
The heart of its productive process is the foundry. Fast is equipped with ten casting machines that operate non-stop on a three shift rota-system and have a potential casting range of 200 to 1350 tonnes. Vacuum-casting processes are operated by technical experts and state-of-the-art robots. Specially designated X-ray areas check for any imperfections within the castings which could not be spotted with traditional production systems.
Every production centre is equipped with avant-garde technology and has access to highly skilled craftsmen for refined finishes. This creates a harmonious balance between highly automated production systems and handcrafting, advanced technology and traditional craftsmanship for the creation of technically accurate products enriched by the value of craftsmanship.
Robot systems are also used in the welding departments. The die-casting production system allows for the mass production of highly complex products with refined finishes. The raw material, aluminium, has been object of research and analysis in order to create special alloys suitable for a variety of applications and requirements.
Aluminium is ductile and also weighs a third of iron. It is resistant to corrosion and rust. It is an environmentally friendly metal due to its low toxic level and high recyclable potential. The paint finishes are also highly regarded and are undertaken with polyester powders which are fixed by special processes to ensure increased protection and colour durability.
The Research and Design department is the driving force, constantly putting forth new solutions and materials; glossy aluminium is the very latest look - the natural expression of a brushing process which creates a shimmering surface.