Valence Surface Technologies Gets Safran Landing Systems Approvals

The approvals cover a range of aerospace finishing processes that Valence Wichita, formerly Chrome Plus International, will now complete. 


Hard Chrome Enterprises Inc. Acquired

The plating company has served the aerospace, automotive, medical and consumer sectors since 1969. 


Polamer Precision Incorporates Selective Plating Into Production Line

Global aerospace manufacturing company Polamer Precision, has worked with SIFCO ASC to bring a selective plating process in-house for improved output, lead time and quality control.


CFS Expands Electropolishing Services to Additional Markets

After providing electropolishing services to the industrial manufacturing industry for more than 20 years, Custom Fab Solutions has announced it is expanding its offerings to additional markets including food and beverage, medical devices and aerospace.

Clemco Delivers Modified Abrasive Blasting Cabinet to MB Aerospace

Clemco supplied MB Aerospace with a modified abrasive blasting cabinet that allows for faster, onsite parts cleaning.


Uyemura Expands Sales, Distribution In Pacific Region

Ronatec, a supplier of of metal finishing chemicals and equipment to the automotive, aerospace, hardware, and porcelain enameling sectors, has joined the Uyemura distribution network.  


Valence Surface Technologies Acquires Fountain Plating

With the acquisition of Fountain, Valence continues to execute its customer-focused strategy to improve the aerospace and defense supply chain.


Finisher Noble Aerospace Partners with NASCAR Champion Martin Truex Jr.

Truex will function as a public ambassador for owner of Embee Processing and All Metal Processing, as the company elevates its awareness throughout North America.

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Elinor Coatings wins $3.2M Air Force Materials Research Subcontract

University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and the Air Force Research Lab at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, award contract to research the areas of advanced behavior and life prediction of aerospace materials for the U.S. Air Force.


FAA Proposes $3.9 Million Civil Penalty Against Boeing Over Plated Parts

Slat tracks were weakened by a condition known as hydrogen embrittlement that occurred during cadmium-titanium plating.

December Issue: Lustrous Metal Coatings and Boeing Troubleshoots Chromium Conversion Coatings

Our cover story is about Mike Paxos, owner of Lustrous Metal Coatings in Canton, Ohio, a 5-time Products Finishing Top Shop Benchmarking Survey award winner, plus chemical engineers with Boeing provide processors with a troubleshooting tool for conversion coating failures.


U.S. Air Force Qualifies PPG Aerocron Aerospace Ecoat Primer

System installed at Air Force technology center in Georgia for coating parts.


Frontier Group Launches New Chemical Processing Line

Arizona-based provider of aerospace metal finishing services reopened its Phoenix chemical processing facilities after $1.5 million complete transformation.

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A Look at Julie Voisin’s Colorful Career with Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings

Voisin says there’s never a typical work day, which is among the job’s attractions.


Will Airline Emissions Cuts Create Opportunities for Plated Components?

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science says that the aerospace sector is under huge pressure to make changes to be more environmentally friendly and that could help the plating industry.


Groups Create Joint Research Lab and Technology Platform

Joint ventures focus on improving surface treatments to help make aerospace more efficient, safer, quieter and faster.


Noble Aerospace Now Parent Company of Embee, All Metals

Embee Processing and All Metals Processing were named Products Finishing Top Shops in 2019, and have become leaders in the aerospace finishing industry.  

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Carlisle Fluid Technologies Acquires Hosco, IDS and Classic Precision

Hosco makes paint circulating and application finishing fittings; IDS manufactures dispense systems and custom engineered fluid controls; and Classic Precision specializes in precision machining for aerospace and defense manufacturing processes.


Techmetals Earns Boeing Approvals

The approvals include electroless nickel, cadmium, hard coating aluminum anodize, and sulfuric anodize.

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InTech Aerospace Adds Powder Coating Investments

Company is a technical services firm specialized in commercial and government airplane interiors and components.


MIT and NASA Engineers Design New Airplane Wing with Movable Surfaces

Researchers say the new wing could provide a significant boost in aircraft production, flight and maintenance efficiency.


Sifco ASC Holding Free Plating, Anodizing Webinar April 24

Focus will be on manufacturing throughout the aerospace supply chain.


PriceWalgren and Jessup Systems Provide Custom Surface Finishing Equipment

Industries served by PriceWalgren and Jessup Systems includes automotive, aerospace/military, agricultural and industrial marketplace as well as job shops.


A.R. Machining Installs New Zinc Phosphate Line

The Texas company is a contract manufacturer specializing in precision machining work for the aerospace, oil, gas and semiconductor industries.