Valence Seattle Adds Capability for Black Dye Anodizing
Valence Seattle has added capability for Type II and Type III Anodizing with Class 2 black dye, further expanding its offerings after launching Type III Anodizing operations in September 2020.
Valence Seattle (Seattle, Wash.) has further expanded its anodizing services for the aerospace and defense supply chain. The company now offers Type II and Type III Anodizing with Class 2 black dye, which it says enhances its ability to provide a single-supplier solution for aerospace outside processing in the Pacific Northwest. This new capability compliments Valence Seattle’s addition of Hard (Type III) Anodizing services, which it began offering after completing its facility expansion in September 2020.
“Hard Anodize (Type III) in Seattle is a game-changer for the region,” says Jim Duncan, Valence Seattle QA manager. “Adding black dye as well further expands our capabilities to support our customers’ growing needs for this and other processes.”
Valence Seattle’s 32,000-square-foot-facility is located in the heart of Washington’s aerospace hub and offers full-service NDT (penetrant and magnetic particle inspection), aluminum and hard metal chemical processing, shot peen and paint services. Valence Seattle has two process lines for titanium, steel and aluminum processing — these lines can carry out chemfilm, Type I, Type II and Type III Anodize operations.
Black anodize finishes have long been favored for their thick, hard coating properties. It is also these very same characteristics that often make the anodizing unusable for many military and aerospace applications.
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