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Kontek Automation Enables Water Treatment for Aerospace Surface Finishing Line

New aerospace surface finishing facility includes a highly customized Kontek system to handle process water purification, wastewater and recovery requirements.

Electroplating

Valence Surface Technologies Discusses Defense, Space Approvals

During the downturn of the commercial aerospace sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valence has used the time to seek new approvals and put some additional focus on the defense and space markets.

Electroplating

Geeking Out About Space Flight

As Products Finishing releases its October aerospace-themed issue, editor-in-chief Scott Francis takes the opportunity to reflect on the finishing industry’s role in aerospace and space markets.

Electroplating

Valence Los Angeles Operations Awarded New Honeywell Approvals

Valence Los Angeles has achieved approval from Honeywell Aerospace for over 180 new specifications, covering a wide range of key finishing processes.

Electroplating

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. 

Electroplating

Hard Chrome Enterprises Inc. Acquired

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

Electroplating

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.

Anodizing

Valence Surface Technologies Obtains Defense Approvals

Valence Everett, a large-parts processor with shot peen, chemical processing and painting capability, obtained three approvals from Boeing Defense.

Electroplating

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.

Electroplating

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.  

Electroplating

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.

Anodizing

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.

Liquid Coating

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.

Anodizing

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.

Powder Coating

Quality Finishing Creates New Growth at Apex Anodizing

Apex Anodizing is a Products Finishing Top Shop in the liquid and powder coating benchmarking survey, and growing thanks to a busy aerospace sector.

Electrocoating

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

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

Anodizing

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.

Liquid Coating

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.

Anodizing

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.

Electroplating

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.

Electroplating

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.  

Liquid Coating

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.