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Ecoat for Complex Parts

Ecoat, also called electrocoating, is a process to consider for complex parts. Manufacturers in many sectors want solutions that will improve performance and meet the increasingly complex market demands that encompass different substrates, product designs and pretreatment options. With excellent mechanical properties, superior corrosion resistance, and enhanced edge protection, electrocoating delivers superior performance. The electrocoating process uses electrically charged particles to coat a conductive part. Paint is applied to a part at a specific film thickness that is determined by the amount of voltage applied. The deposition is self-limiting and slows down as the applied coating electrically insulates the part. …

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electroless nickel

New Electroless Nickel Finishing Line

Our new electroless nickel plating line gives you more advantages and more reasons to work with Five Star Plating. This coating provides corrosion and wear-resistance for a wide variety of substrates.  Nickel is a hard metal that is both heat and corrosion-resistant.  As a coating, nickel is widely used in the automotive, aviation and electronics industries.  Electroless nickel plating provides durability and powerful protection against corrosion.  It can be used as a coating to repair and extend the life of costly parts, resist wear and brinelling, and as a barrier to withstand elevated temperatures. In the automotive industry, this coating …

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wet paint coating

Adding to Our Line Up of Finish Options – Wet Paint Coating

Wet Paint Coating –  We have added wet paint coating to our line up of finishing options.  Wet paint is the traditional metal finishing process, involving the application of liquid paint to a metal surface using either a spray, pump, or pressurized vessel.  The process is simple, beginning with a thorough cleaning of a part and spraying 15-20 micrometers of liquid paint onto the surface. The application of the paint continues until the part is evenly coated to the desired paint thickness.   The Benefits of Wet Paint Finishes protect metal surfaces from corrosion and damage.  Wet paint is typically …

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Electrocoat Finishing Options

Three New Finishing Options and Advantages

Five Star Plating now offers three new finishing options. Over the past couple of years, Five Star Plating has been laying the groundwork for growth and now we are seeing our hard work come to fruition.  We completed several substantial initiatives during 2019 that allow us to provide more value and better serve our customers with certified quality. October 24, 2019 marked the formal notification for our achieving ISO 9001:2015 quality certification for quality management systems.  The accreditation demonstrates Five Star Plating’s commitment to delivering the highest levels of service, quality, reliability, integrity, and value to our customers. While we …

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ISO 9001 certified

Five Star Plating Earns ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification

We are pleased to announce that Five Star Plating has earned the coveted ISO 9001:2015 quality certification for its quality management system. ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard for quality management, which requires a company to meet the highest level of specifications.  The standard is based on quality management principles, including intense customer focus, senior-level management involvement, approach to process and continuous improvement. Companies use the standard to validate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements and to establish continuous improvement.  A rigorous and comprehensive company-wide audit is performed by a recognized agency …

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New Electrocoating (E-Coat) Line

Announcing Our New Electrocoating (E-Coat) Line

We have expanded our services to include a new Electrocoating (e-Coat) line. In addition to providing an exceptional finish, E-Coat is economical and adheres to environmental standards. We are pleased to announce that Five Star Plating has expanded our services to include a new Electrocoating (e-Coat) line.  In addition to providing an exceptional finish, E-Coat is economical, adheres to environmental standards and has low VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Customers want high-quality products; they expect them to be durable and they expect them to perform well.  E-coat provides a great looking finish and corrosion resistance for agricultural equipment, appliances, automobiles, automotive …

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The Business Equity Initiative

The Business Equity Initiative (BEI) started two years ago as a mission to address the large wealth discrepancy between whites and minorities in Boston. “We are both grateful and proud to have participated in the BEI program”, stated Fausto Garcia, President of Five Star Plating, “It has not only provided us with resources and support to help us grow  but also the opportunity to contribute to the economics and greater good of our community.” The Business Equity Initiative’s Executive Director, Glynn Lloyd, speaks with New England News Channel, NECN’s Brian Burnell to explain how BEI is breaking down barriers and …

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