Metal Processes

Metal manufacturing encompasses a wide range of methods that are used to alter the condition of metallic materials. Metal processing is most often performed for two main purposes: to shape the metal, such as in metal spinning and metal stamping, or to alter the state of the metal’s surface, such as in galvanization or coating. Of these two purposes, metal forming is more common, and it includes processes like metal injection molding, metal casting, metal extrusion and more. In addition, there are many processes that are more unique and specialized. For instance, there are material specific processes like aluminum extrusion or processes that specifically form sheet metal. Although there is a wide variety of metal manufacturing processes, some of the most common methods of metal processing for industrial applications include electroless nickel plating, metal etching, roll forming, water jet cutting, die casting, forging and metal stamping.

Types of Metal Processing:

Aluminum Anodizing

Aluminum anodizing is a surface hardening process in which electrolytic passivation is used to thicken the layer of oxide that naturally occurs on aluminum alloys. Used to increase corrosion and wear resistance, anodizing can be performed on a variety of metals, such as titanium anodizing; however, amongst anodizers, aluminum is typically the metal of choice since it is naturally prone to corrosion due to alloying elements such as copper and iron.

Extrude-A-Trim

Wouldn`t it be great if there really was a superhero that could swoop in and meet all of your extrusion needs? Well, think of Extrude-A-Trim as the next best thing. We have one of the largest inventories of specialty extruded aluminum products in North America.

Val-Kro, Inc.

Experience the right choice; call Val-Kro for all your aluminum anodizing needs. We have the experience to do your anodizing job right. We can handle aluminum of all sizes and descriptions. Our anodizing techniques may be modern but we apply them to traditional products as well as technical ones.

Arnold's Metal Finishing

For 30 years, Arnold`s Metal Finishing has specialized in aluminum anodizing. We offer coatings such as titanium anodizing, ALUMAZITE®-Corrosion Coatings, TIOLUBE®-Dry Film Lubricants and titanium color anodizing. We provide services for a variety of industries, including aerospace and military.

Turn-Key Coatings, Inc.

Our company offers outstanding aluminum anodizing services. We will work with you to design the most cost efficient product for your exact applications. These beneficial items are integrated with the best finishing processes.

Modern Metal Finishing

Via the bulk, rack or hard coat anodizing method, we will provide the finish you desire. Rack anodizing offers 21 different dye stations on line. Bulk anodizing accommodates small, unconventional shapes of aluminum pieces. Hard anodizing provides a thick coat.

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Aluminum Extrusions

Aluminum extrusions are typically fabricated by forcing aluminum cylinders through a die, shaping the aluminum into many forms like profiles, channels, and tubing. Aluminum is one of the most commonly extruded materials because of its impressive strength-to-weight ratio, rust resistance, and temperature resistance. Due to their strength, aluminum extrusions are perfectly suited for structural applications as well as many other functions in the construction and automotive industries. These items are also simple to manufacture and are completely recyclable which makes them a cost effective and reusable solution.

Talan Products Inc.

Serving the aluminum extrusions world from Cleveland, Ohio, Talan Products specializes in a range of aluminum extrusion products and services. Talan Products is a quality conscious ISO 9001 certified vendor utilizing the latest in precision manufacturing technology.

Johnson Bros. Metal Forming Co.

Since 1948, Johnson Brothers has been a leader in the aluminum roll forming industry. Our tooling can form different shapes with multiple bends & double thicknesses making a stronger part. Choose your type of outside edge, including hemmed designs.

GSH Industries, Inc.

Since 1986, GSH Industries has offered on time delivery and competitive pricing. With over 40,000 square feet of manufacturing, we offer aluminum extrusion products and services. Our experience in the extrusion can provide you with industry leading capabilities.

Northern States Metals

ISO 9001:2000 & 14000 certified, Northern States Metals is an aluminum extrusion company. We specialize in products & services like aluminum extruded shapes, extruded aluminum, aluminum channels, metal extrusions, aluminum profiles & aluminum extruded tubing.

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Coating Services

Coating services refer to various processes that are used to apply a thin layer of material onto another material, which is often referred to as the substrate. There are many different purposes that coatings can serve, but the primary two reasons to coat a substrate are to protect the substrate from environmental conditions, corrosion and wear-and-tear. Coating can also give any desired aesthetic characteristics such as color, tint, scent and texture to the substrate that it does not already possess.

Plasma-Tec, Inc.

Here at Plasma-Tec, Inc. we are very passionate about what we do and it is our goal to provide you with the highest quality coating services possible. In addition, our full service capabilities include precision machining, turning & grinding.

Advanced Coating

Advanced Coating provides contract coating services to military, commercial and medical organizations. We provide Acrylic, Silicone and Urethane coatings, but specialize in Parylene coatings and will customize our services for any application.

Daubert Chemical Company, Inc.

For over seventy five years we have been committed to providing custom coating services for an ever growing customer base worldwide! Our research and development department works around the clock in order to ensure that the products that we offer remain on the leading edge of innovations.

U.S. Plastic Coatings Corporation

It is our mission to supply you with the best plastic coating services. We will work with you every step of the way which is why we will supply you with prototypes to ensure you are receiving exactly what you need.

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EDM

EDM, an abbreviation of electrical discharge machining, is a specialized tooling method that uses electrical energy to cut, drill, etch and machine metal parts. Electrical discharge machining is one of the most accurate types of machining processes as it is able to achieve complex geometries and details especially when using CNC EDM machines to control the process. EDM cutting and drilling is also suitable to be used for both hard materials and extremely delicate materials which are difficult to machine with conventional cutting methods.

Astro Manufacturing & Design

Quality manufacturing services since 1977. Our extensive capabilities include various types of machining. We have made a huge investment in Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) technology to stay on the cutting edge with a full range of EDM machines for your wire, sinker, and small hole EDM needs.

VW Broaching Service, Inc.

Call VW Broaching today for impressive custom EDM capabilities! In-house electrical discharge machine services satisfy breakdowns, small quantities or complex forms in large quantities and can be up and running in minutes- with no tooling costs!

Echo Precision Industries, Inc.

Echo Precision Industries is a machine shop specializing in electrical discharge machining, wire EDM & sinker EDM, supported by complete CNC machining, form grinding and quality control. We provide service to many industries including aerospace, medical, electronics, hydraulics, waveguide and military.

Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication, Inc.

A performance leader in fabricated stainless steel, nickel, aluminum & titanium products. Eagle offers customers the advantages of wire electrical discharge machining (EDM) & laser machining for parts, components & assemblies.

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Electroless Nickel Plating

Electroless nickel (EN) plating is an auto-catalytic chemical reaction that results in a layer of nickel alloy, typically nickel-phosphorus or nickel-boron, to be deposited onto a solid substrate like a metal or plastic workpiece. A reducing agent, such as hydrated sodium hypophosphite, is crucial to the electroless nickel plating process because it reacts with the metal ions and allows for the nickel to be deposited.

Hohman Plating & Manufacturing, Inc.

We are an ISO 9001:2008 and AS 9100 Rev C certified company. Our teams create high quality electroless nickel plating and our company offers over 1000 specifications for these products. These electroless nickel plating solutions can be utilized in a wide range of industries.

TWR Service Corp.

We offer uniform quality for all of our electroless nickel plating. Our nickel solutions are resistant against corrosion and we accommodate our customers with full read-outs of the specifications regarding our products.

Orbel Corporation

Orbel offers a variety of electroless nickel plating and electroplating. We are metal finishers offering tin, silver, copper, nickel sulfamate and nickel sulfate finishes for base metals such as beryllium copper and nickel, brass and bronze alloys, copper and copper alloys.

Advanced Surface Technologies

We utilize the newest technology which contributes to our strong position as a leading manufacturer in our industry. We are an ISO 9001-2008 certified company that has incorporated an environmentally friendly waste management program into our organization.

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EMI Shielding

EMI shielding is an enclosure, coating or transmitted signal which protects electronic equipment from ambient electromagnetic interference. EMI, or electromagnetic interference, is the magnetic field which is created by electrical currents; EMI can travel along wires, electrical circuits and conductors, while radio frequency interference (RFI) is radiated electromagnetic "noise" which travels through the air as radio waves. Both EMI and RFI cause the same effect.

Spira Manufacturing Corporation

Spira Manufacturing Corp. offers the most reliable EMI gaskets & shielding for the electrical / electronic industries to meet required EMC/EMI shielding regulations. We have been providing reliable, cost-effective EMI & RFI shielding solutions for over 30 years.

Compac Development Corporation

Established in 1976 as versatile EMI shielding products manufacturers, Compac Development proudly offers speedy and reliable delivery that sets them apart from other leading companies. With a wide range of products offered, Compac Development strives to meet assorted applications.

Magnetic Shield Corporation

We are recognized as a supplier of choice in world-wide markets for our EMI shielding solutions, full manufacturing and fabrication capabilities, and efficient products using our specialty brands MuMETAL®, Co-NETIC®, and NETIC® alloys for all low frequency magnetic shielding applications. Our company is a certified ISO 9001:2008 supplier and our technical team can review your design, provide valuable input and fabricate your shields to spec.

Dexmet Corporation

We are fully 9001:2008 certified, and we are driven by our customer's needs. We take all suggestions from customers and have implemented many of their ideas into our new products and designs.

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Heat Treating

Heat treating is any of several methods for altering the atomic structure of a metal or other crystalline structure in order to instill beneficial physical, chemical and mechanical properties, such as strength or ductility. These production and manufacturing techniques utilize systematic heating and chilling to modify the behavioral properties of industrial materials.

Kentucky Heat Treating Co.

All of our value-added heat treating is designed to satisfy a number of applications. Our batch hardening furnaces can reach temperatures from 1400 to 2400 °F. We are a turnkey manufacturer which means you will receive your products in a short amount of time.

Superior Heat Treat LLC

Our teams have the expertise to handle any of your projects. Our seasoned teams are ready and willing to assist you no matter what. We are your trustworthy supplier of heat treating services. There are a multitude of advantages associated with our company.

Capps Manufacturing, Inc.

We aim to bring our customers the best heat treating services around. Our company is a preferred supplier of heat treating and we work closely with our customers to ensure top satisfaction. We provide consistent heat treating at a very fair price.

Treat All Metals, Inc.

Here at Treat All Metals, Inc. we promise to treat you with respect. It is our goal to make your experience with our company a positive one. This is why we will go the extra mile to ensure all your needs are met. We can optimize any order to match your specifications.

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