Metal finishing metal and surface coating is a service that includes anodizing, plating, powder coating and
galvanizing, vacuum evaporation, sputter deposition, arc vaporization, ion plating, and a whole host of other
processes. Most, if not all, require specialized (and expensive) equipment. The companies listed here offer
expertise on the subject, and should be able to help you achieve your goal.
Metal Finishing Products and Services
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|Aluminum Anodizers Council | anodizing.org
847-526-2010 | Wauconda, IL
Promotes the common interest of its members -- firms engaged in aluminum anodizing,
suppliers of products and services used in the anodizing of aluminum products, or purchasers of anodized
American Galvanizers Association (AGA) | galvanizeit.org
720-554-0900 | Centennial, CO
A non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of
after-fabrication galvanizers, fabricators, architects, specifiers, and engineers, providing technical
support on today's innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip
galvanizing for corrosion control.
ASM International | asminternational.org
800-336-5152 | Materials Park, OH
Society for materials engineers and scientists, a worldwide network
dedicated to advancing industry, technology, and applications of metals and materials.
Electrochemical Regeneration of Chromium Containing Solution from Metal Finishing Industry
provided by American Chemical Society.
Extensive forum for shop problems and finishing needs.
Finishing Magazine | finishingmagazine.co.uk
UK magazine and
website covering the metal finishing and surface coating industry
including anodizing, plating, powder coating and galvanizing.
Institute of Metal Finishing | uk-finishing.org.uk
7387 | UK
Provides a focus for Surface Engineering within the UK through the fulfillment of the
technical, educational and professional needs at all levels for both the individual and companies involved
in the industry.
National Association for
Surface Finishing (NASF) | nasf.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=About
| Washington, DC
A 501 (c)(6) trade association whose
mission is to promote the advancement of the North American surface finishing industry globally.
National Metal Finishing Resource Center (NMFRC) | nmfrc.org
A comprehensive environmental, technical, and pollution prevention metal finishing resource that includes
a searchable technical database, environmental compliance assistance tools, specifications, shop,
supplier, and people directories, online calculators.
Profile of the Metal Finishing Industry
Prepared for the Cleveland Advanced Manufacturing Program (CAMP) under contract to the Energy Environment
and Manufacturing project of the Technology Reinvestment Program (EEM-TRP).
Removal Of Metals From Metal Finishing Wastewater Using a Granular, Magnesium-based Adsorbent
paper details a granular, Magnesium-based Adsorbent which has been used to remove various metals from
surface finishing wastewater streams.
Vacuum Coaters | svc.org
505-856-7188 | Albuquerque, NM
SVC activities are directed at developing and improving high-volume
coating using processes—such as vacuum evaporation, sputter deposition, arc vaporization, ion plating,
chemical vapor deposition, and related technologies—performed in a sub-atmospheric pressure environment.
Protection Agency - Metal Finishing | epa.gov/ORD/NRMRL/std/mtb/metal_finishing.htm
Includes information on powder coating, evaluation of
biodegradable degreaser, Non-Polluting Method for Metal Surface Finishing Pretreatment, Pollution
Prevention and Control Technologies for Air Emissions for Hexavalent Chromium Electroplating, and more.