More than a plating shop, United Surface Finishing provides a quality finish and develops solutions for your product needs.

Don’t Know Which Coating to Choose?

Check out the options that United Surface Finishing offers below, or use our helpful chart to determine which coating best suits your needs.

Electroless Nickel

Often used on newer parts in corrosive environments such as oil drilling and coal mining

  • + More corrosion resistance than hard chrome
  • + Offers uniform coverage of parts with irregular shapes
  • + Process may allow for coating multiple parts at once
  • – Less durability with a softer coating

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Hard Chrome

Often used by clients for repair of hydraulic parts or refurbishing of motorcycle fork tubes

  • + Durable, with high wear and tear resistance
  • + Improves lubricity by reducing friction
  • – Will show surface roughness and defects
  • – Labor intensive: often coating one part at a time

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United Surface Finishing USF Excel

Often used by clients in the die and mold industries, or by those looking for chrome replacement

  • + 40% harder than conventional electroless nickel deposits
  • + Ideal engineering coating for demanding wear applications
  • – Not as corrosion-resistant as other nickel finishes

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Duplex Plating

Often used by clients looking for added protection on underwater or natural gas-related applications

  • + Enables USF to develop custom solutions
  • + May allow for the “best of both worlds,” the uniformity of nickel, plus the durability of hard chrome
  • – Can be costly to perform double coats

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Not Just Products and Parts, but Solutions and Strategies

We provide a superior finish to every part you entrust to us. But we also relish opportunities to think strategically about product development and unique finishing requests.

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2202 Gilbert Avenue NE, Canton, Ohio 44705

Defining Value. Delivering Quality. Developing Solutions.