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.


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Valmont Coatings

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TIODIZE® Co., Inc.

Since 1966, Tiodize® 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.

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. We are a quality system ISO 9002 certified company. Contact us today so that we can take care of your conformal problems!

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 at all times because we realize our customer rely on the most technologically advanced products to keep their businesses moving smoothly.


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! VW can solve part problems in as little as 24 hours and provides superior precision & finish on any conductive material, even hardened & exotic!

Avon Broach and Production Company

We offer outstanding electric discharge machining services. Avon Broach and Production Company is recognized as an industry leader of highly reliable operations and precision manufacturing of plastic injection molds, extrusion, progressive and transfer dies, templates, punches, cutting tools, prototyping and more. We are an innovated problem solver and supplier of high quality EDM. Please visit our website or give us a call today to learn more information!

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. It is our goal to supply our customers with these high performance items.

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. The superb electroless nickel plating solutions are essential for various applications and it is our goal to forge a long-lasting relationship with your business.

Imagineering Finishing Technologies™ Worldwide

Imagineering's primary mission is to provide customers a competitive advantage and be recognized as the finishing expert of choice. We have electroless nickel plating, phosphates, chromate conversion, dry-film lubricants and specialty paints. We develop a synergistic and symbiotic relationship with every customer and employee.

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, and to this day we continue to provide EMI products with innovation & expertise.

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, but also offers custom options for unique situations so that all individual needs can be met.

Magnetic Shield Corporation

Learn more about our specialty brands MuMETAL®, Co-NETIC®, NETIC®, INTER-8®, and NEW "MuRoom" wall shielding capabilities to worldwide markets. And, upon receipt of your custom design by drawing and/or specification, our technical team can review your design, provide valuable input and fabricate your shield.

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. There are numerous benefits to our heat treating services. Please visit our website for more information!

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. Turn to Superior Heat Treat LLC today! We offer the best heat treating on the market! Contact us or visit our website for more details!

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. Please visit our website to see our comprehensive line of products and services. Give us a call today!