More than a metal plating shop, United Surface Finishing develops high-quality solutions for your product needs.

Electroless Nickel Plating

EN Plating is often used on  parts in corrosive environments such as oil drilling and coal mining.

  • + More corrosion resistance than industrial 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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Industrial Hard Chrome Plating

Hard chrome plating is often used by clients for repair of hydraulic parts.

  • + 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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Don’t Know Which Coating to Choose?

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

Still Not Sure?

Give us a call at 1-800-453-2786.
We’ll discuss your needs and our team will guide you to the best solution.


United Surface Finishing USF Excel

An alternative to industrial hard chrome, USF Excel is often used by clients in the die and mold industries.

  • + 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

Duplex Plating is 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 industrial hard chrome.
  • – Can be costly to perform double coats

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