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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|Abrasive Blasting - Aluminum Oxide, Glass, or Steel Grit||Cleaning|
|Baking for Hydrogen Embrittlement||Steel||Technical||QQ-N-290; QQ-P-416; QQ-Z-325; AMS-2750|
|Brush Plating||Steel; Stainless Steel||Small detail; Electrical; Repair||MIL-STD-865|
|Buffing - Polishing||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|
|Chromic Acid Anodizing - Type I||Aluminum||MIL-A-8625 Type I; Other; Seal Options: Dichromate, Hot Water, Nickel Acetate|
|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 Plating (copper, nickel and chromium)||Aluminum||Decorative Chrome - Bright; Decorative Chrome - Satin|
|Electroless Nickel Plating||Aluminum die-castings; Brass; Steel; Stainless steel||Mid phos 6-9%; Low friction; Bright||AMS-2404; AMS-C-26074; ASTM-B-733|
|Electropolishing||Stainless steel alloys|
|Hard Coat Anodizing - Type III||Aluminum||Color: charcoal gray to slightly green||MIL-A-8625 Type III; Other; Seal Options: Hot Water, Nickel Acetate|
|Hard Gold Plating - barrel select/rack||Brass; Copper; Iron; Stainless steel; Nickel alloys||Bright hard gold||MIL-DTL-45204, Type II, Gr C|
|Masking for Selective Anodizing and Plating|
|Nickel Plating||Aluminum; Copper; Zinc; Carbon; Stainless steel||anti-corrosion; electrical conductivity; barrier; paint masks||AMS-2403; ASTM-B-689; QQ-N-290|
|Passivation, 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|
|Polishing||Aluminum; Brass; Steel; Stainless Steel; Zinc||Bright; Mirror; Satin|
|Salt Spray Testing||ASTM-B117|
|Silver Plating - barrel||Stainless steel||Matte semi-bright silver||AMS-2410; ASM-2411|
|Sulfuric Acid Anodizing - Type II||Aluminum||MIL-A-8625 Type II; Other; Seal Options: Sodium dichromate, Hot Water, Nickel Acetate|
|Sulfuric Acid Anodizing with Color - Type II||Aluminum||Color: black, blue, red||MIL-A-8625 Type II, Class 2|
|Tin Plating||Most common metals||Bright||ASTM-B-545 ; MIL-T-10727|
|Trivalent chromate conversion coating; chemical conversion coating||Aluminum||Clear seal; RoHS compliant||MIL-DTL-5541 Type II|
|X-Ray Thickness Testing||ASTM-B-568|
|Zinc Plating - Barrel||Various||Clear; Yellow; Seal||QQ-Z-325; AMS-2402; ASTM-B-633|