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Aerospace Metal Finishing

Precision Finishing for the Most Demanding Requirements

It’s no secret that the Aerospace industry demands the highest level of precision – and verification thereof – for the parts that go into the products. When lives and tens of millions of dollars of invested capital are literally on the line, getting it right every time is more than an aspiration, it’s a necessity.

Equally important, with aircraft, spacecraft and satellites moving from ground level to the upper atmosphere and beyond, Aerospace companies need specialized materials that will perform consistently under an extreme range of environmental conditions and stresses.

AOTCO Metal Finishing is proud to continue a long history of supplying precision-finished aerospace parts to both commercial and defense aerospace industry companies.

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AOTCO: Decades of Solutions for the Highest Flyers

Since 1975 the nation’s aerospace firms have relied on NADCAP and ITAR-certified AOTCO to provide the finishing touch on mission-critical components.

AOTCO brings deep experience working with some of the most demanding Ultra Light Metals needed for Aerospace applications: Titanium, Beryllium, Magnesium, Aluminum, and alloys such as AlBeMEt, BeCu, Beryllium E-Material and more.

Further, AOTCO’s broad range of capabilities allows us to serve both common and specialized Aerospace customer needs.

Anodizing services for Aerospace & Aviation include:

  • Type 1 Anodize (Chromic Acid)
  • Type 2 Anodize (Sulfuric Acid)
  • Type 3 Anodize (Hardcoat)
  • Hardcoat Anodize with Teflon Impregnation
  • Color Anodize (Black & dozens of colors)
  • Titanium Anodize
  • Beryllium Anodize

Plating For Aerospace & Aviation

In addition to our extensive selection of anodizing processes for Aerospace, we also offer a wide range of electrolytic and electroless nickel plating services for our customers in the Aerospace sector. Due to the aerospace industry’s consistent use of extremely lightweight materials, plating is often used to provide extra reinforcement and protection against wear and corrosion.

Materials like magnesium, titanium, beryllium, aluminum, and copper all gain a multitude of physical and chemical properties that are beneficial to manufacturers in the aerospace and aviation sectors. Furthermore, AOTCO’s wide range of NADCAP accredited plating services allow us to serve all types of customers in the Aerospace industry.

Our most notable plating services for Aerospace and Aviation industry use are:

  • Gold Plating
  • Silver Plating
  • Black Nickel
  • Electroless Nickel Plating
  • Electrolytic Nickel Plating
  • Copper Plating
  • Electropolish
  • And more!

For Plating, AOTCO provides more than 20 plating processes on more than 25 substates to the standards of more than 60 finishing specs (MIL, AMS, ASTM).

Coupled with our laser marking & engraving capabilities, AOTCO enables Aerospace companies meet the evolving need to Track and Trace Aerospace Parts throughout their production and lifespan.

About AOTCO

AOTCO’s expertise with Anodizing, Plating, and other finishing techniques enables us to provide a complete set of solutions for the most-demanding Aerospace surface finishing needs.

Finishing Goals for Aerospace
  • High Strength to Weight Ratio
  • Durability
  • Wear & Abrasion resistance
  • Tight Dimensional Tolerances
  • High Degree of Flexion
  • Performance Under a Wide Range of Temperatures
  • Corrosion Protection
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Electrical Insulation
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • RFI/EMI Shielding
  • Lubricity
  • Meeting Regulatory Requirements
  • Supply Chain Certainty

AOTCO Labs, our in-house problem-solving team of engineers routinely works with customers to develop solutions for new products. With a quiver full of NADCAP-certified specs, AOTCO Labs is ready to help your Aerospace design team find the right solution to hit the target.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DOES AOTCO SUPPORT ADVANCED MANUFACTURERS?
  • Rapid Turnarounds
  • Multi-Material Finishing
  • Unusual Combinations
  • Low Volume - High Mix
  • Exotic Materials
  • Complex Geometries
  • Production Scaling (high volume)
  • Dedicated Capacity (high volume)
  • Working Collaboratively with Your Team to Invent Solutions for New Products
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