Metal Finishing & Anodizing: Industries Served
Wide Range of Industries and Applications
While we are known for our long established and extensive work with leading automotive and motorcycle manufacturers, our metal finishing and anodizing capabilities are regularly employed by OEMs representing the following industries.
- Oil and Gas
- Military /Ordnance
- Consumer Products
Automotive industry metal plating and anodizing requirements for decorative trim and corrosion resistance are the most comprehensive when compared against any other industry standards. These requirements include meeting stringent specifications for adhesion, corrosion performance, plating construction, micro-hardness, and appearance. The work we perform for General Motors, FCA, Ford and other automotive giants reaps benefits for all our customers by delivering quality and coating consistency on parts used in a myriad of market applications.
Process-Specific Work Instructions
A cornerstone of our metal plating and aluminum anodizing processes employed for every customer order is our Process-Specific Work Instructions (PSWI). Each PSWI step is archived and includes: receiving inspection; raw part appearance; buffing and metal polishing requirements; special fixtures and tooling; metal plating/anodizing requirements, and; functional and cosmetic test frequency.
Automotive plating applications require an increased amount of traceability, functional and cosmetic inspection, and continuous improvement. We have developed process control systems to meet these enhanced finishing requirements. [...]
“Show Chrome” and “Triple Chrome Plating” are ways to describe what motorcycle enthusiasts want – mirror chrome! Arlington Plating Company has been copper, nickel, and chrome plating motorcycle parts for over 20 years. [...]
Electroplated nickel, electroless nickel, immersion gold, and white bronze are some of the metal finishing coatings used on electronic applications. [...]
Decorative nickel chrome is used as a final finish on a wide range of consumer product applications including boats, kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, lighting fixtures, and many more! [...]
Since 1950 the gaming industry has been decorating slot machines with layers of copper, nickel, and chrome electroplating. [...]
Our aluminum anodizing line represents a multi-million dollar investment and produces MIL-A-8625 Type II (sulfuric) and Type III (hardcoat) anodizing with high pH sealants, and die coloring capabilities. [...]