AOTCO Metal Finishing, LLC, a leading national provider of specialty finishing services, announced today that it has launched a new production line for plating on magnesium.
“We’re very excited to bring this process to our customers, after nearly a year of development,” said Matt Smith, the company’s President. “AOTCO is already well-known for electroplating on beryllium. Adding magnesium gives our customers the ability to plate a wider spectrum of ultra-light metal substrates.”
Because magnesium is 33% lighter than aluminum, it is often used in industries with weight-sensitive products, such as satellite, aerospace, defense, and automotive.
While magnesium offers many advantages, it can be challenging to plate correctly. To ensure customers receive the high quality and success rates they expect from AOTCO, the company has brought on a recognized industry expert to lead the process. Steve Rohrbacher has 35 years’ experience plating magnesium, first as Production Manager at American Electroplating, and then as President and Founder of Millennium Plating. Millenium Plating was the country’s leading provider of plating on magnesium until its closing in 2020.
“We’ve spent decades developing proprietary chemistries and processes,” Steve Rohrbacher explained, “which we have now incorporated into a new, state-of-the-art line. This is a game changer for anyone who manufacturers – or would like to manufacture – machined magnesium parts.”
AOTCO is a NADCAP and ISO 13485 accredited specialty surface finisher that provides electroplating, anodizing, passivation, cleaning, custom masking, and laser marking services to advanced technology industries. Based in Massachusetts, AOTCO works for many of the best known industry primes and tier 2 / tier 3 manufacturers in the aerospace, satellite, defense, optics, medical device, electronics, semiconductor, and other research-driven industries.
For questions or more information about AOTCO, visit the company's website at www.aotco.com.