Established in 1988, Alloy Processing's employees operate out of a new 100,000 square foot facility with the largest TSA anodize line in North America meeting requirements up to 50L x 12D ft.
At Alloy, metal finishing and nondestructive services are world class. From rinse to cleaning to metal preparation, our company has a product for each process. The benefits from this system solution include matched chemistries to achieve greatest efficiency with improved reliability.
Minimize your downtime and rely on our tailored chemistries for your most difficult problems. Our line of metal processing products is designed to prepare metal for secondary operations by cleaning and providing a high quality etched surface. Surface preparation is fundamental to paint adhesion and structural bonding. Alloy's metal processing solutions provide the ability to produce fine satin etched surfaces. We offer exceptionally uniform etch and extended bath/tank life.
Alloy is able to expedite customer deliveries. Immediate service is available and charges vary according to current backlog in required services.
Alloy Processing is committed to total quality and excellence in workmanship. Every employee is committed to improving the manner in which we accomplish our work assignments and meet our goals through "continuous improvement" of our processes and wise utilization of our valuable resources. We will ensure customer satisfaction with first time quality and superior "world class product".
Alloy Processing was acquired by Precision Castparts Corp. in March, 2013.
The initial cleaning process is used for removing grease, oil or any other contaminants using the appropriate solvents.
Cleaning or pickling aluminum alloys:
- Alkaline clean to remove oil, ink, grease, and other contaminants
- Alkaline etch (pickling) to remove surface oxides and surface metal required for penetrant inspection
- Deoxidizing removes surface oxides and contaminants by removing minimal surface metal
Titanium pickling is used to remove surface oxides and minimal surface metal prior to penetrant inspection.
While titanium possesses excellent corrosion resistant properties, some component applications require passivation and finishing.
Stainless steel or corrosion resistant steels are defined as steel alloys with a minimum of 11% chromium content by weight. This chromium oxide content gives the steel its stainless nature by forming a thin, adherent, and passive (non-reactive) film to prevent surface corrosion. This is a stark contrast to plain carbon steels. The Cress Passivation process is a cleaning process for stainless steel.
Liquid Penetrant Inspection
Liquid (or dye) penetrant inspection is used for detecting surface breaking flaws such as cracks or laps and folds in any non-absorbent surface. Surface flaws are easily identified using fluorescent penetrants under darkened conditions with UV lamps.
Each metal type has a required hardness level in its finished condition. Hardness testing is a method of testing to determine the hardness of a specific metal. The test is done by using a specially designed, calibrated, indenter that is pushed into the material to a particular depth. The resistance of the material is translated to a hardness value. The hardness value is directly correlated to the material's tensile strength.
Most materials have a unique conductivity value determined by their chemical composition and their respective manufacturing and processing method. Many specifications require a conductivity inspection to be performed to ensure the components are within the specified range for the material type from which the component is made.
Chromic Acid Anodizing - Type 1
Chromic Acid Anodize is a vital process in providing additional surface protection to aircraft components. The process is a rapid, controlled oxidation of the aluminum surface. Aluminum, in its natural state, has a very high resistance to atmospheric corrosion due to its thin layer of oxide. This film is thickened using the Chromic Acid Anodize process. When finished, the component will have a gray, corrosion resistant coating.
Sulphuric Acid Anodizing - Type 1I/IIB
While the process is very similar to Chromic Acid Anodize, different customers require different types of treatments. Sulphuric Acid Anodizing provides the same level of protection to the aluminum surfaces as Chromic Acid Anodizing, but conforms to different process specifications.
Boric/Sulfuric Acid Anodize
Boric/Sulfuric Acid Anodize is a direct replacement for Chromic Acid Anodizing. It provides similar protection properties while avoiding the chromates which are environmentally insensitive.
Chromate Conversion Coating (Chem Film) - Class 1A/Class 3
Aluminum chromate conversion coatings (often referred to as chemical film or alodine or irridite) are used where maximum protection from corrosion is required. Most often it is used on surfaces that are to be painted, a nut plate is to be bonded or in a small area that is going to be left unpainted. In some cases, it is used where low electrical resistance is required such as electrical bond areas.
Primers - Epoxy, Polyurethane, etc.
Primer increases the adhesion of the topcoat or paint to the material. Types of Primer:
- Waterborne primer
- Epoxy Primer
- Wash Primers
- Fluid Resistant Primer
Paint (Topcoat) - Epoxy, Polyurethane
The topcoat is the final coating on a component. Types of finish coatings are:
- Aliphatic Polyurethane Coatings
- Commercial Coatings
- Epoxy Topcoats
- Fluid Resistant Topcoats
Fuel Tank Coating
Fuel Tank Coating is a specific coating applied to the components on the interior of a fuel tank or fuel wetted areas of an aircraft. They are specifically designed to prevent corrosion in these harsh environments.
Solid Film Lubricants
Solid film lubricants are paint-like coatings of very fine particles of lubricating pigment blended with a binder and other additives. The lubricant is applied to a substrate by spray, dip or brush methods and, once cured, creates a solid film which repels water, reduces friction and increases wear life of the substrate.
Sol-Gel is a nonhazardous coating that is be applied to titanium using a variety of methods (dip, immersion, brushing, spraying).
Full CATIA Capability
Our very proficient staff of engineering professionals utilize our full CATIA seats and Enovia seats to engineer and process all of our MBD (model based definition) components.
Custom and Special Masking Capabilities
Because of our engineering capability and professional staff, we specialize in complex masking. It doesn't matter how complex the masking requirements are, we get the job done. For us there is nothing to big or too complex. Our motto is, "There are no problems, only solutions"
As the last step in the component manufacturing, we can provide any specified part marking requirements on the component.
Aluminum Metal Processing
Our platings facility features very large process tanks to allow for up to 50 ft
Largest TSA Anodize Line in North America meeting Airbus requirements up to 50L x 12D ft
Our NDT inspection booth will fit parts up to 50 feet
Prime and Paint
Our painting booth allows us to prime and topcoat parts up to 50 feet
Expedite Service Available
Immediate service is available and charges vary according to current backlog in required services
Pickup and Delivery Service Available in LA and Orange Counties
Anaheim - Buena Park - Burgank - City of Industry - Gardena - Glendale - Irvine - Long Beach - Los Angeles - Pasadena - San Fernando Valley - San Gabriel Valley - Santa Ana - Sun Valley
Products & Services
From rinse to cleaning to metal preparation, Alloy Processing has a product for each process. The benefits from this system solution include matched chemistries to achieve greatest efficiency with improved reliability. Minimize down time and rely on our tailored chemistries for your most difficult problems.
Alloy Processing's line of metal processing products is designed to prepare metal for secondary operations by cleaning and providing a high quality etched surface. Surface preparation is fundamental to paint adhesion and structural bonding. Alloy Processing's metal processing solutions provide the ability to produce fine satin etched surfaces. They offer exceptionally uniform etch and extended bath/tank life.
Processing Services Include:
- NonDestructive Inspection
- Liquid Penetrant Inspection
- Hardness Testing
- Conductivity Inspection
- Metal Finishing
- Chromic Acid Anodizing - Type 1
- Sulphuric Acid Anodizig - Type 1I/IIB
- Boric/Sulfuric Acid Anodize
- Chromate Conversion Coating (Chem Film) - Class 1A / Class 3
- Primers - Epoxy, Polyurethane, etc.
- Paint (Topcoat) - Epoxy, Polyurethane
- Fuel Tank Coating
- Solid Film Lubricants
- Full Catia Capability
- Custom and Special Masking Capabilities
- Part Marking
Customer Approvals Include:
- BOEING MESA
- GE MIDDLE RIVER
- HAWKER/ BEECHCRAFT
- ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTIRES (IAI)
- LOCKHEED MARTIN
- SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS
- UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCE
1900 W Walnut St.
Compton, CA 90220
F: 310-635 9936