Valence Surface Technologies Acquires Fountain Plating
Valence Surface Technologies has acquired Fountain Plating Co., which provides product finishing services for aircraft engine and critical components for the aerospace and defense industry in the Northeast region of North America. Fountain is located in Springfield, Massachusetts, and maintains Nadcap and AS9100 accreditations along with approvals supporting engine manufacturers and A&D primes, such as Pratt and Whitney, GE, Rolls Royce, Collins/UTC, Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin. According to the company, the acquisition is a strategic move by Valence to expand its multiregional footprint and enhance its position on targeted growth platforms in aerospace and defense.
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.
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