Plating and Anodizing

Electroless Nickel

Electroless Nickel is an auto-catalytic chemical process used to deposit nickel phosphorous onto a metal substrate, resulting in a smooth uniformed finish capable of holding tolerances of +/- 5 micro inches. Does not build up on edges and plates uniformly in recesses and cavities.

  • High Phosphorous (10 – 13%) Semi-hard and Highly Corrosion Resistant
    Mid Phosphorous (6 – 9%) Hard and Moderately Corrosion Resistant
    Low Phosphorous (2 – 5%) Very Hard (Rockwell of RC63, heat treated to RC65) and Corrosion Resistant. A good replacement for Hard Chrome
  • Process Size Capacity – 60” L x 32” W x 36”H
  • Material Process Capability – Steel, Aluminum, Copper, & Aluminum Die-cast
  • Specialty Composite Coatings such as EN Teflon, EN Nitride, etc.

See Specifications & Certifications page for Process approvals.

Sulfuric Anodize Type II & III (Nadcap)

Anodizing increases the surface corrosion resistance and wear and allows dyeing, improves lubrication and adhesion on aluminum.

  • Type II has excellent dye reception, corrosion resistance, and electrical protection. It has a moderate thickness of .00007” (1.8 um) to .001”(25 um)
  • Type III (Hard) provides excellent wear resistance and electrical protection. Type III thicknesses start at .001”(22um) to .003”(75um).
  • 336+ hrs. Salt Spray resistance per ASTM B117
  • Manual Line Capacity Type II & III: 18”L x 30”W x 36”H
  • Automatic Line Capacity Type II only: 90”L x 22”W x 28”H

See Specifications & Certifications page for Process approvals.

Electropolish

Electropolishing is an electro-chemical process that removes material from a stainless steel substrate. It improves the corrosion resistance, removes micro burrs and leaves a super passivated surface on the surface.

  • Primarily used on 300 series stainless steel components for either chemical polishing and/or deburring.
  • Common uses are for clean room instruments, medical research, food service, etc.
  • Produces a bright mirror finish on 300 series stainless steel.
  • Process size capacity: Line #1 - 88”L x 16”W x 60”H
    Line #2 – 16”L x 22” W x 60”H

See Specifications & Certificationspage for Process approvals.

Bright Nickel Chrome

Bright Nickel & Chrome plating has a high luster finish that provides corrosion protection, wear resistance with the ease of cleaning. Applications can range from exhaust pipes to metal racking to medical and lab related products.

  • Decorative, high luster appearance.
  • Wear resistant and Lubricity
  • Trivalent Chrome provides a durable coating with a pleasing appearance and is usually deposited in micro-inches. It is also environmentally friendly.
  • Process capacity: 96”L x 20”W x 60”H

See Specifications & Certifications page for Process approvals.

Chloride Zinc Plating

Zinc chloride plating is a cost effective alternative to nickel. It produces a brilliant, level, and ductile deposit on ferrous metals.

  • Clear, Yellow, or Black Chromates to provide extra protection
  • Excellent ductility and adhesion
  • Provides corrosion resistance
  • Heat treated or Harden parts can be plated
  • Improves aesthetic value of the part
  • Good powder coat and paint base
  • Process capacity: Automatic - 96”L x 22”W x 60”H
    Manual – 96”L x 20”W x 60”H

See Specifications & Certifications page for Process approvals.

Passivation

Passivation removes iron or iron compounds from the surface of stainless steel by means of a chemical dissolution, most typically by a treatment with an acid solution that will remove the surface contamination, but will not significantly affect the stainless steel itself.

  • Will enhance the corrosion resistance of stainless steel
  • Will provide a super clean surface
  • No discoloration
  • Surface prepared for priming and painting
  • Manual line process capability: 18’L x 48”W x 48”H

See Specifications & Certifications page for Process approvals.

Chemical Film

Chemical Film is a chemical conversion coating that is used to passivate aluminum. It protects aluminum substrates from corrosion and serves as a base for organic coatings while leaving dimensions unchanged.

  • Primer for powder coat and paints
  • No dimensional change
  • Minimizes surface oxidation
  • Economical alternative to Anodizing
  • Process size capacity: Manual Line #1 - 48”L x 48”W x 36”H
    Automatic Line #2 – 90”L x 22”W x 28”H

See Specifications & Certifications page for Process approvals.

Anodize
Electroless Nickel
Electroless Nickel
Electropolish: Before and After
Nickel Chrome
Nickel Chrome
Zinc

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