Coating services and finishing services vendors treat, coat, or plate the surface of a manufactured component.
Anodizing is a process for finishing aluminum alloys that employs electrolytic oxidation of the aluminum surface to produce a protective oxide coating.
Blasting and peening services bombard media against a surface to meet surface condition requirements. Sandblasting uses abrasive grain to roughen, smooth, shape or clean surfaces. Shot peening uses rounded media to strengthen or dimple a surface.
Buffing and polishing services perform smoothing operations that change a metal's surface appearance. These operations can be for aesthetic and/or functional purposes.
Cladding and hardfacing services apply a thick layer of a metal or alloy to the surface of a base alloy to rebuild or repair the surface, or to impart special characteristics.
Industrial cleaning services remove sludge and contaminants; deplug or clean filters; deblind screens or strainers; scour tanks or vessels; and perform biocide applications. They may also condition, clean and treat fuel, oil or other stored media.
Coating services apply a thin layer of material onto parts or products provided by a client. These services are used by companies that do not have coating technology and equipment in house.
Corrosion protection services mitigate environmental or chemical attack through the application or installation of coatings, liners, cathodic protection, sacrificial anodes, and corrosion inhibitors.
Deburring and deflashing services serve to round sharp edges or corners and remove flash or parting lines from forging, casting or molding operations.
Finishing and surface treatment services pretreat or finish the surfaces of manufactured components to meet roughness or surface condition requirements.
Galvanizing services involve the application of a protective zinc coating on metals such as steel or iron. The zinc layer forms a barrier that protects the underlying steel by providing sacrificial or galvanic corrosion protection on the steel surface.
Heat treating services perform thermal treatments to modify the properties of metals and metal alloys. Common processes include annealing, austempering, case hardening, conventional hardening, homogenizing, hot isostatic pressing (HIP), martempering, normalizing, precipitation hardening, shot peening, solution treating, spheroidizing, stabilizing, and stress relieving.
Lining services are used to line pipes, tanks, and vessels for corrosion resistance. Some lining protection services also provide chemically-resistant linings for pipes, chutes, and hoppers, and even valves and actuators that are used in process manufacturing.
Business can be employed for mask and stencil fabrication to prepare metal, plastic, fiberglass, fluoropolymer or elastomer masks that fit over areas or a part for masking purposes, which allows patterned coating, printed designs and lettering for part identification, decoration or function.
Optical coating services design optical coatings and apply them to crystal, fiber, glass, metal, or polymer substrates to produce optical components.
Industrial painting services apply paint to substrates for protection and/or decoration. They perform processes such as coil or roll coating, dip or immersion coating, dry lubricant coating, powder coating, and web coating.
Parts washing services remove grease, oil, dirt, soot and other contaminants from surfaces. They perform processes such as blasting, thermal cleaning, degreasing, oxygen cleaning, pickling, spray washing, immersion washing, mass finishing, stripping, and ultrasonic cleaning.
Plating and coating fixture service providers create durable finishes on racks, bins, trays, and other holding devices for use in painting and coating operations.
Plating services apply a thin coating of metal to the surface of a substrate in order to improve conductivity, prevent rust and corrosion, and facilitate soldering. There are two basic plating techniques: electroplating and electroless plating.
Powder coating services use a variety of techniques to 'mold' a polymer or similar coating onto a part.
Resurfacing, recoating and refinishing services alter or restore damaged coatings and surfaces to a usable condition.
Rubber bonding services produce rubber-to-metal, rubber-to-rubber, and elastomer-to-metal bonded components using cold bonding, hot bonding, laminating, taping, molding, and adhesive technologies.
Sealing and impregnation services use uses vacuum, pressure, vacuum and pressure (VPI), and/or wicking-action techniques to drive resins or coating materials into parts and seal pores.
Surface engineering service providers analyze and modify a surface or near subsurface region to improve service performance against chemical, thermal, mechanical or environmental conditions.
Surface preparation services clean, strengthen and prepare surfaces for additional processing and/or refine or roughen surfaces to meet finishing requirements.
Thin film coating services apply very thin layers of specialized materials to part surfaces. They perform processes such chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD), ion implantation, electrochemical deposition (ECD), plasma etching, rapid thermal processing (RTP), and titanium nitride coating.
Wear protection services suppliers provide installation or application of wear protective liners, tile liners, spray-on lining systems, and/or high build coatings to protect an underlying surface from wear or erosion.
Web coating services apply a layer of resin or other liquid coating to the surface of a continuous sheet of material.