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Aerospace & Defence

Southwest Metal Finishing hold AS9100, NADCAP and an extensive range of Aerospace and Defence industry specific approvals which enables us to provide a wide range of coatings and testing processes to our customers. We have forged strong relationships with the leading Aerospace and Defence companies and also those in their supply chains and can offer multiple processing in one location which provides an efficient, cost effective and fast turnaround as demanded by the customer. We work on many aerospace parts many of which are classified as safety critical and provide comprehensive documentation to enable a consistent quality finish every time.

Typical Aerospace & Defence Applications Provided By Us:

  • Cadmium plating of landing gear
  • Diffused Nickel – Cadmium of engine case bolts
  • Chromic Anodising of Cabin air conditioning enclosures
  • Copper plating of gearbox gears for nitride masking
  • Electroless Nickel plating of turbine nozzle rings
  • Chromic Anodise & Etch Prime of gearbox casings
  • Fluorescent penetrant testing of door latches
  • Hard Chrome plating of gun barrels
  • Molybdenum disulphide coating of coupling assemblies
  • Nylon coating of Rip cord handles
  • Epoxy prime and Polyurethane coating of Composite pitot tubes
  • Manganese Phosphate of gearbox drive shafts
  • Silver plating of Engine bearings cages
  • Sulphuric Anodising of flight refuelling actuators
  • Zinc - Nickel plating of wing flap bearings
The turnaround times are good and the back office support is good too.
We have a good working, professional relationship and SWMF endeavour to achieve our aims and aspirations.
Good technical knowledge, service and cost.
Always had a good service and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
They are the most cost effective and have a quality finish