FPL Etching

FPL Etching was developed by Forest Products Laboratory, hence the commonly used name of FPL etch. FPL Etching provides increased bond durability. The etched aluminum surface consists of ‘whisker-like’ protrusions, which are important in ensuring bond strength and...
Glass Bead Blasting

Glass Bead Blasting

As a key step in the preparation of parts for assembly, plating, anodizing, painting or coating, Glass Bead Blasting is a useful method of cleaning to remove all foreign matter from metal such as scale, corrosion, paint, carbon and epoxy etc., without chemical stripping.

Symcoat HT-500 (Proprietary Finish)

Symcoat HT-500 (Proprietary Finish)

SYMCOAT HT500 is a proprietary process used for mold release applications. It can be applied to molds made from different metals including aluminum, steel and stainless steel. It is designed to withstand temperatures up to 750ºF intermittently or it can be used continuously at temperatures up to 500ºF.

Symcoat HCT (Proprietary Finish)

Symcoat HCT (Proprietary Finish)

SYMCOAT HCT is a proprietary process which meets the requirements of MIL-A-63576. During the process, an aluminum oxide coating is impregnated with PTFE to increase the wear and corrosion resistance, hardness and lubricity of anodized aluminum. It transforms the surface of aluminum into a ceramic type of material, which cannot be scratched or nicked by ordinary means.

TCP-HF

TCP-HF

TCP-HF was developed and patented by the Department of Defense, US Navy. It is a trivalent chromate based coating aimed at replacing Hexavalent Chromates, and outperforms all other trivalent products tested.

Masking

Masking

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.