Standard Plating and Finishing

This is a list of the plating, finishing, and other services we regularly provide.

We also do specialty and custom jobs. If you do not find your process on our list, please contact our Sales Department (814)-453-7531 or request a quote with specific information about your project. We'd like the opportunity to put our 90-plus years of expertise in anodizing, plating, and polishing to work for you.

You can browse this list alphabetically. You can also search for your process by substrate metal, finish name, finishing effect, or any combination of the three. Just enter the item or items you are searching for in the boxes below and hit the "apply" button.

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Finish name Base Effect Spec
Anodize - Chromic Acid - Type I Aluminum MIL-A-8625 Type I; Other; Seal Options: Dichromate, Hot Water, Nickel Acetate
Anodize - Hard - Type III Aluminum Color: charcoal gray to slightly green MIL-A-8625 Type III; Other; Seal Options: Hot Water, Nickel Acetate
Anodize - Sulfuric Acid - Type II Aluminum MIL-A-8625 Type II; Other; Seal Options: Sodium dichromate, Hot Water, Nickel Acetate
Anodize - Sulfuric Acid with Color - Type II Aluminum Color: black, blue, red MIL-A-8625 Type II, Class 2
Bake for Hydrogen Embrittlement Steel Technical QQ-N-290; QQ-P-416; QQ-Z-325; AMS-2750
Blast - Aluminum Oxide, Glass, or Steel Grit Cleaning
Brush Plate Steel; Stainless Steel Small detail; Electrical; Repair MIL-STD-865
Buff - Polish Aluminum; Brass; Steel; Stainless Steel; Zinc Bright; Mirror; Satin
Cadmium Plating Steel; Stainless Steel Clear chromate; Yellow chromate; Olive drab chromate QQ-P-416 Type 1, 2; AMS-2400; ASTM-B-766; AMS-QQ-P-416; Other
Chemical Conversion Treatment Coatings Aluminum and Zinc Die Cast Paint base; Electrical conductivity; Anti-corrosion seal; Clear or yellow; Trivalent Clear MIL-C-5541/MIL-DTL-5541 Classes 1A & 3, Types 1 and 2; AMS-2473; AMS-2474; ASM-2477; ASTM-B-449 Classes 1, 2, 3, 4
Chrome Plating Aluminum; Brass; Copper; Steel; Stainless steel Decorative Chome - Bright; Decorative Chrome - Satin QQ-C-320 Type 1; AMS-2460
Cleaning, ultra-sonic All metalic substrates
Copper Plating Aluminum; Brass; Copper; Steel; Stainless steel Eletrical/conductive; Undercoat; Mask MIL-C-14550 ; AMS-2418; ASTM-B-734
Decorative Chrome (copper, nickel and chromium) Aluminum Decorative Chrome - Bright; Decorative Chrome - Satin
Electroless Nickel Aluminum die-castings; Brass; Steel; Stainless steel Mid phos 6-9%; Low friction; Bright AMS-2404; AMS-C-26074; ASTM-B-733
Electropolish Stainless steel alloys
Gold - barrel select/rack Brass; Copper; Iron; Stainless steel; Nickel alloys Bright hard gold MIL-DTL-45204, Type II, Gr C
Humidity Test
Mask Engineering, selective anodizing / selective plating
Nickel Plating Aluminum; Copper; Zinc; Carbon; Stainless steel anti-corrosion; electrical conductivity; barrier; paint masks AMS-2403; ASTM-B-689; QQ-N-290
Pangborn Blast
Passivate, nitric and citric Stainless steel Corrosion resistance AMS-QQ-P-35; AMS-2700; QQ-P-35; ASTM-A380; ASTM-A967
Plating Wrought or cast brass; Aluminum; Copper; Zinc; Carbon; Stainless steel
Polish Aluminum; Brass; Steel; Stainless Steel; Zinc Bright; Mirror; Satin
Salt Spray Test ASTM-B117
Silver - barrel Stainless steel Matte semi-bright silver AMS-2410; ASM-2411
Tin Most common metals Bright ASTM-B-545 ; MIL-T-10727
Trivalent chromate conversion; chemical conversion coating Aluminum Clear seal; RoHS compliant MIL-DTL-5541 Type II
Tumble - Burnish
Vibratory Finish
X-Ray Thickness Test ASTM-B-568
Zinc - Barrel Various Clear; Yellow; Seal QQ-Z-325; AMS-2402; ASTM-B-633