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
A major automotive supplier had an in-house powder coating operation that it wanted to remove for floor space, but did not have a
source for coating its specialized parts. Greystone offered zinc-alloy plating as an alternative to powder coating and engineered
special tooling that eliminated hand masking of the parts, resulting in a more repeatable coating process for assembly.
The customer had to find a zinc alloy coating that was compliant with their end customer requirements as well as equivalent to
existing powder coating appearance & performance. There was difficult geometry requirements, including blind & threaded holes
that needed to be masked from coating, requiring repeatable & effective masking for high volume zinc plating. Additionally, a rust
inhibitor was necessary to coat the unplated portions of the part to prevent transit oxidation of bare steel.
Typically, powder coating requires the masking of parts, and is achieved through a very labor intensive process of hand applied
tapes and plugs. This makes it very susceptible for variation as well as adding high cost. Greystone used the decades of tooling
design from its aerospace component plating to engineer special tooling to minimize masking variation and achieve repeatable
coating distribution. An additional process for rust prevention was added to our existing process line to provide the necessary
protection for uncoated portions of various parts.
By eliminating significant amounts of manual labor for masking application, Greystone was able to provide a superior coating that
met the customer's needs and allowed them to transform their powder coating line floor into more productive space.