Face Seals and Annular Coatings Above:Greystone executives, Everett Fernald (at left); David Lippy (center), and Steve Durkin, Sales Engineer (right) discuss Greystone's extensive offerings and expertise.
Greystone Solenoid Plating Above:Greystone executives, Everett Fernald (at left); John Maconi (center), and David Lippy (right) discuss Greystone's experience and understanding of solenoid plating. Further, learn about specific processes that Greystone uses to plate solenoids with few or no nodules.
Medical Chrome Plating: Autoclaving Above: Greystone executive, David Lippy (right) discusses Greystone's experience and innovation in Medical Chrome Autoclaving, with Rawl Rutter (left), Business Manager for Greystone's plating subsidiary Induplate.
Selective Zinc Plating Above: Greystone executive, David Lippy (right) discusses Greystone's abilities in Selective Zinc Plating, with Rawl Rutter (left), Business Manager for Greystone's plating subsidiary Induplate.
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Above: Greystone, Inc executives interviewed about the company and asked how, for over 80 years and on an international basis, has Greystone has continued to meet client plating and machining challenges in innovative ways in such industries as aerospace, automotive, medical, and industrial equipment. Interviewed: John Maconi, CEO David Lippy, Owner/President Everett Fernald, Owner/President
An industry leader for Dental Hand Pieces has highly demanding chrome plating application which Greystone engineered an
improved barrier coating to prevent field corrosion failures caused by autoclaving.
After working with more than a dozen different chrome platers, the customer approached Greystone with a unique and difficult
challenge for coating aluminum. The medical device manufacturer had experienced an increasing complaint rate from the field for
corrosion failures after autoclaving. In addition, the current plating supplier was unable to meet occasional volume spikes which
resulted in lost sales for the device manufacturer. An improved coating was needed by the manufacturer to eliminate field failures
and improve the coating barrier properties to pass demanding autoclave processing.
Greystone had used a barrier coating under the chrome plating from other industrial applications for many years within harsh
industrial environments where corrosion from heat and water is commonplace. Staff engineers, coupled with our own Metallurgist,
felt that a similar process, combined with highly engineered tooling, would meet and exceed these challenges for autoclaving as
well as they had for decades for other industrial applications.
Due to the long testing process of 1,000 autoclave cycles, Greystone
spent more than eight months proving out the application with the customer. By focusing significant resources to running samples,
developing and validating prototype production processes and then scaling up the process for full production, Greystone
demonstrated our commitment to the customer to deliver the full solution. Most companies don't have the resources to invest in
developing customized solutions. Greystone has a core competency in developing custom processes and then also engineering the
full scale production equipment to implement them.
Testing revealed a significant improvement in the coating adhesion and performance within the customer own rigorous testing
methods when compared side-by-side with the existing coating. Confident of the coating's success, full scale production equipment
was designed, fabricated prior to completion of testing. Greystone was only able to deliver this value due to it's investment in
developing industry leading metal finishing expertise. Greystone is now searching for other medical applications where a similar
coating can be used to improve medical and dental devices which are subjected to repeated autoclave cleaning and sterilization.