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AOTCO | Labs

Helping You Invent the Future

Consultative Problem Solving for R&D and Prototyping

AOTCO | Labs is our in-house research and development group, and our senior leaders have at least 25 years of plating and anodizing experience. Solving complex problems is in their DNA – and they are ready to support your team’s next challenge. From bringing new products to life to discovering scalable solutions, AOTCO | Labs will be your partner to:

  • Facilitate Research & Development
  • Validate in Commercial Environment
  • Accelerate Prototyping
  • Scale to pilot level production
  • Scale to full production
  • Cost Reduction/Optimization

From our high-flying clients in Aerospace, Aviation and Defense, to the innovating pioneers of Clean Energy, Medical Device, Optics, Telecommunications, and other advanced manufacturing sectors, AOTCO | Labs is your trusted partner for innovative metal & surface finishing solutions.


Start-Ups & Innovation with AOTCO | Labs

At AOTCO | Labs we are driven by challenge and innovation. We are constantly keeping an eye on the latest developments and manufacturers that arise. Our team of experienced engineers can help you and your startup company realize your vision. You be the expert at creating something new and beneficial for society, and let us handle the surface finishing and process specifications that will bring your product to life.

You have your EUREKA MOMENT and do not have to worry about the complications that can arise from a lack of or improper surface finishing. Our collaborative approach is process based, detail oriented and fueled by innovation.

We thoroughly understand process challenges and pain points such as scaling, cost, growing pains, etc. The collaboration between your Start-Up and AOTCO | Labs will drive efficiencies in the creation of new products and processes.


Plating and Anodizing Expertise

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 companies to meet the evolving need to Track and Trace Parts throughout their production and lifespan.

In-house Expertise

aerospace metal finishing high performance

Finishing Goals

  • 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 Reliability

  • 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 

Contact AOTCO | Labs

Whether you are an engineer creating a new part or a buyer looking for a NADCAP-qualified vendor to help turn your engineer’s specs into reality, AOTCO is ready to deliver the highest quality surface finishing to your most demanding needs. Click the link below to start the conversation.


Contact AOTCO Labs