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    Anoplate Celebrates Its Diamond Anniversary

    Anoplate and it’s 216 employees recently celebrated 6 decades of customer service, quality excellence, expanding process offerings and continuous growth. In 1960 Milt Stevenson, Sr. purchased a small two-man shop called Noxon Plating Works and founded Anoplate. Milt used to joke that customers would refer to him as “Coffee Can Plating Works” as small jobs would be delivered to him in cans or they’d be processed in cans.  Early customers included Nixon Gear, Allen Tool and Haloid (the forerunner…

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  • Meet Anoplate

    At Anoplate, we value the importance of our people. It’s actually our people, purpose, and process that set us apart. What we do matters, so it matters that our people are motivated and dedicated to learn and be successful. When you work at Anoplate, you don’t just have a job. It’s a place where you learn, grow, and become part of a family. You build a career in a respectful, safe environment. We build a safe working environment, with hands-on, applied training, but we are also boundary push…

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  • Anoplate’s‌ ‌Zynik‌ ‌II‌

    Anoplate’s‌ ‌Zynik‌ ‌II‌ ‌Exceeds‌ ‌AMS‌ ‌2461‌ ‌Requirements‌ ‌

    In November 2020 SAE’s AMS Finishes Processes and Fluids Committee B in conjunction with the International Aerospace Environmental Group’s (IAEG) Replacement Technologies Work Group released AMS 2461 covering gamma-phase zinc-nickel deposits (12-16 weight % nickel) from alkaline baths. The initial AMS specification governing zinc-nickel plating, AMS 2417, allowed nickel content of the deposit from 6 to 20 weight percent nickel and permitted the use of both acid and alkaline formulations.  It ha…

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  • Is Electroless Nickel ‘A’ Finish?

    Simply put, not when it comes to Anoplate!  Anoplate’s VP of Technology, Milt Stevenson Jr., presented a paper at the American Electroplaters’ Society SURFIN 1991 entitled “Electroless Nickel:  No Longer Just ‘A’ Coating”.  It wasn’t then and it isn’t today! [ A copy of that paper can be found by visiting Anoplate’s website] Non-magnetic, high phosphorus electroless nickel is required for disk drive components. Today Anoplate’s ENhanced suite of electroless nickel (EN) offers 7 variants repr…

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  • Anoplate Still Has A Knack for Black

    With some of its early roots in the optics world of nearby Rochester, Anoplate has been blackening parts for better than 60 years. Cutting its teeth on such optic giants as Kodak, Bausch & Lomb, and Haloid what became Xerox), Anoplate was continually challenged to produce consistent, black finishes ranging from matte black anodize on carousel slide projector lenses to black zinc on die cast yokes used to affix carrying straps to cameras. Today Anoplate is applying its AnoBlack Cr on aero…

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