Metal Finishing Service Companies

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of metal finishing companies and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top metal finishing companies with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any metal finishing company can provide metal finishing services to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach metal finishing companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for chemical conversion, electroplating, or electroless and immersion plating.

  • Tempe, AZ

    Aptyx is a leader in plastic and metal coating with particular expertise in the manufacture of dip molded parts. No one has more dip coating and molding expertise than we do! We have a 60-year history and are one of the largest, most diverse manufacturers in North America. Reach out for a fast, competitive quote on custom dip molding & coating services, from prototypes to low or high volume. We’re your single source for design consult, quick prototyping and custom formulations.

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  • Medway, MA

    Innovative Coatings is a manufacturer of plastisol dip molding and fluidized bed powder coatings of epoxy, polyolefins, nylon and vinyl. Our dip coatings are of FDA-approved and biomedical grades. Customers can also have a choice of color plus foam, gloss or texture finish. We draw from 40 years of experience in the plastic molding and protective coating industry. Let's talk about your project.

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  • New Carlisle, OH

    Here at Carlisle Plastics Company we are an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of reliable products and services. Our highly trained team of engineers offer design assistance for all products. We provide coating services for your parts, tools, shelves and a variety of other items. No order is too big or small for our company. We also offer an assortment of secondary operations if your application requires.

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  • New Haven, IN

    We make it our goal to offer the top glass cutting services in the industry. Although we started small when we were founded in 1950, we have grown every year and are now one of the largest glass suppliers in the industry. We make products for more than just the optical industry, and can make customized products to suit any need. Contact us for a quote today!

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Metal Finishing Industry Information

Metal Finishing

Metal finishing is a process in which hidden surface abnormalities are found and removed with tools until a flat and even surface is created. Types of metal finishing include electroplating, electroless and immersion plating, chemical and electrochemical conversion, and other exterior finishing techniques.

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Applications of Metal Finishing

Metal finishing is a type of coating service. It is used to shape components as well as increase the bonding of adhesives and organic coatings of the substrate (the substrate is the object being coated). It is also used to enhance electrical properties and improve the exterior appearance of the substrate.

Metal finishing increases other properties of the substrate’s outer surface, including:

  • Wear Resistance
  • Electrical Resistance
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Hardness

It holds similar properties to metal coating, which is often a prior to finishing.

Metal finishing is used in many industries and applications, such as:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Door and Decorative Hardware
  • Cookware
  • Jewelry
  • Tires
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Zinc
  • Brass

Process of Metal Finishing

Metal finishing is just one type of coating service. Coating is the process in which thin layers of different materials are applied to substrates. This process can manually or mechanically apply coating to metals, rubbers, ceramics, or other materials, depending on the complexity and sophistication of the coating facility and application.

Types of metal finishing include:

  • Electroplating
  • Electroless Plating
  • Immersion Plating
  • Chemical Conversion
  • Electrochemical Conversion
  • Exterior Finishing Techniques

Coating is meant to prevent corrosion and water damage to make the substrate more durable and cost-effective for the owner or operator.

The coating process includes three basic steps:

  • Solution and Applicator Preparation
  • Coating
  • Drying and Solidification

When coating a substrate, it is imperative to pick out the correct coating material, as certain substrates are only compatible with certain coatings. The first step includes testing, cleaning, deaerating, and measuring the specific raw material to be coated. The final step usually involves heating and ventilation systems and heat transfer and defect mechanisms.

Tools utilized in the metal finishing process include:

  • Sanders
  • Grinder
  • Files
  • Die Grinders


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