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AOTCO | Labs

Consultative Problem Solving for R&D and Prototyping

AOTCO | Labs is our in-house research and development group and includes senior leaders with 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 is your collaborative partner to:

  • Conduct Research & Development 
  • Validate in Commercial Environment 
  • Accelerate Prototyping 
  • Scale to pilot level production 
  • Scale further to full production 
  • Reduce Costs and Optimize Production Processes 
From our high-flying clients in Aerospace, Aviation and Defense, to the inventive pioneers of Clean Energy, Medical Device, Optics, Telecommunications, and other advanced manufacturing sectors, the AOTCO | Labs team is your trusted partner for innovative metal & surface finishing solutions. 
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Start-Ups & Innovation with AOTCO | Labs
-->From Eureka! to “You’re in the Marketplace”

Challenge and Innovation. These are the watchwords of the AOTCO | Labs team.

Supporting innovators presents unique challenges we gladly embrace. Inventing something new is about successfully translating a stroke of inspiration into a tangible product launched into the marketplace. 

How AOTCO Works with Startups and Innovators 

  • Listen First
    • Ensure we understand the performance objectives of each individual part of the new product
  • Devise and Advise Various Pathways to Success
    • Many times our Labs team will think of ways to deliver the desired results that would never occur to the inventor
  • Conduct Experimental Research
    • The Labs group then must confirm that the solution performs as expected
  • Verify Process Scaling to Production Volumes
    • To complete the mission, the devised solution must scale to the volume needs of the client
  • Transition from the Labs Group to AOTCO’s Production Team
    • Around the world projects fail every day because handoff points are danger points, but this vulnerability is managed because AOTCO’s Labs team works directly with AOTCO’s Production crew to ensure a smooth move into commercial volumes 

Let AOTCO | Labs’ team of experienced problem solvers help realize your vision and successfully launch your inspiration into the marketplace. 

Plating and Anodizing Expertise

AOTCO provides more than 40 plating, anodizing and other processes on more than 25 substates, certified to the standards of more than 60 finishing specs (MIL, AMS, ASTM)

This unique breadth of knowledge and experience enables AOTCO | Labs to develop unique solutions for surface finishing challenges.

  • 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.
  • 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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