WHAT MAKES A GOOD PLATING COMPANY?

WHAT MAKES A GOOD PLATING COMPANY?

When you need parts plated for your business, there are several things to consider before choosing the best plating company for you. Not all plating services are the same, but how can you tell the good from the bad ones apart? Here’s a small list of important things to look for, and several reasons why DeKalb Metal Finishing may be your best choice.

Finding the Right Services

A good plating company provides more than just plating options. The added services some of those companies offer can tremendously enhance your experience in satisfying more than just your plating needs, beyond the simple application. At DeKalb metal, we provide the following services to our customers:

– Bar coding
– Masking
– Sorting
– Inspections
– Trucking (to either your company or your customer’s)

Quality

Nothing is more important than delivering quality products. But how can you tell if a company is qualified enough? Look for certifications. For example, DeKalb Metal is ISO/TS16949 certified. This certification is extremely important for any company within the automotive industry. When you work with a company that has this certification, you can rest assure they will follow strict standards such as:

– Emphasis on defect prevention
– Waste reduction
– Complete quality management system

Non Hazardous Materials

Another important quality feature to look for, is RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliance. This compliance insures the services employed do not use hazardous materials which may sometimes be found in the electronics and other industries. This includes materials like mercury, cadmium and phthalates.

Financial Responsibility

When looking to start a long-term partnership with a company, you’ll of course want to be sure they will be there for you next week, month, and far into the future. This is why you should consider DeKalb Metal Finishing: we are a debt free company that has been providing quality services for decades, with a 10+ year uninterrupted track record of on-time delivery.