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Arlington Plating Goes Above-and-Beyond Environmental Compliance

Metal Plating Company Breaks Down Process Behind Recycling 99% of Waste
At Arlington Plating Company, we recycle more than 99% of the waste generated during the metal plating process. Whether we’re plating on aluminum, zinc die cast, magnesium or other alloys, there are a wide range of chemicals that are required during the process. When […]

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Black Chrome Plating – Suited up for Style

Decorative Chrome – The Bold Beauty of Black Chrome Plating
At Arlington Plating we offer many shades of chrome, including tonal variations of Onyx, Starlite, Twilite, and more. We have the perfect shade of decorative chrome to meet any customer’s specific plating requirements, including the ultra-stylish black chrome plating!

Honing our process over the past 70 […]

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Exterior Automotive Chrome Plating Process

Commercial Plating Services Utilizing Nickel Quad Plating System
When it comes to the exterior automotive chrome plating  process make sure the company you choose for your commercial plating services employs a Quad Plating System.

Exterior automotive chrome plating has 2 main requirements: It has to look good and it has to last a long time.

In the exterior […]

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5 Electroplating Questions that are Key in Determining the Right Finish

Your Electroplating Guide to Proper Material Selection
When it comes to determining the right finish for your product/application, there are 5 electroplating questions that are key to consider when selecting a metal plating material.

Our electroplating guide below highlights the most important questions to consider when selecting the right electroplating finish for your product/application, specifications, environmental […]

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Electroless Nickel Plating Benefits

There are a number of electroless nickel plating benefits that many companies are not aware of when choosing a metal plating method.

Below are just a few major advantages to electroless nickel plating:
Electroless Nickel Plating Thickness
The unique substance composition enables complete uniformity in electroless nickel plating thickness. Achieving this level of specificity in metal finishing is imperative […]

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Arlington Plating Company became an ESOP company in January 2016! Congratulations to all the employees of Arlington Plating Company on this new opportunity! ESOP is an Employee Stock Option Plan which employees have the opportunity to grow ownership in the company over time! Best of Luck to APC!

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Nickel Plating Process and Corrosion Resistance

Aside from creating an aesthetically pleasing product, nickel plating is desired for its corrosion resistance properties.

Since nickel is more noble than the substrate, the substrate will typically tend to corrode. Arlington Plating Company leverages a highly technical and systematic nickel plating process in order to support greater corrosion resistance.

The first layer of nickel we […]

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Tesla Decorative Chrome Plating

Satin Chrome Plating on Zinc Die Cast for 2014 Tesla Door Handles
Arlington Plating Company is honored to have been selected to provide satin chrome plating on the interior door handles of the 2014 Tesla. We performed the decorative chrome plating on zinc die cast.

Tesla Motors utilizes innovative technologies that improve performance, safety, comfort and convenience, […]

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Automotive Chrome Plating on 2016 Cadillac CT6

Satin Chrome Plating on Magnesium Paddle Shifter for New Flagship Sedan
Arlington Plating is proud to have been a part of the automotive chrome plating featured on the 2016 Cadillac CT6. The new flagship Sedan from General Motors features paddle shifters with satin chrome plating. As a well-known specialist in the industry we were able […]

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Black Chrome Rises in Automotive & Motorcycle Applications

There has been steady growth in automotive and motorcycle plating applications using Black Chrome as the final finish. When applied over a base of bright nickel, both the Black Chrome and the Bright Chrome have a brilliant appearance.

This image shows our prototype Maserati brake caliper.

Arlington Plating specializes in chrome plating, including Black Chrome plating. […]

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