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A Refreshing Outcome for a Food Machinery Manufacturer

AST is a high quality metal finishing company that specializes in electroless nickel plating, gold plating, silver plating, plating on magnesium, tin plating, electrolytic nickel plating, passivation and chemical conversion coatings. A large percentage of AST’s customers are OEMs and high end machine shops that have stringent quality requirements.

One of our clients, a food machinery manufacturer came to us experiencing a 30% product fallout during the plating cycle on their fabricated parts due to the complexity of plating multiple metals at one time. The fix called for us to vastly change our prep process, not only our undercoats but also how we treat the copper. We implemented a much more robust cleaning practice and applied other metal undercoats before applying the actual plating. By doing so, we could not only protect the fabricated copper parts from corrosion, but also meet rigorous FDA standards for any machine parts that come in contact with food and beverage. By approaching the problem in this unique way, we solved a manufacturing crisis that lowered the 30% fallout rate to an astonishing .5%, resulting in exciting growth for our customer. We view each other as partners, treating each other as part of the same team.

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