Top Shops Profile: Anoplate
About: Founded by Milt Stevenson Sr., Anoplate has provided metal finishing services to industry since 1960, operating from a 104,000-square-foot facility.
Location: Syracuse, New York
Top Officials: Jim Stevenson, president; Milt Stevenson Jr., vice president.
Notable: Providing functional coating solutions for landing, braking, steering and monitoring system components for major domestic and foreign commercial aircraft manufacturers, electropolishing of medical implants and light fast-fade resistant optical black anodize for everything from surgical instruments to satellites.
Originally published in the October 2015 issue.
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Masking is employed in most any metal finishing operation where only a specifically defined area of the surface of a part must be exposed to a process. Conversely, masking may be employed on a surface where treatment is either not required or must be avoided. This article covers the many aspects of masking for metal finishing, including applications, methods and the various types of masking employed.