Lab Testing

Palmetto Plating operates a laboratory to provide necessary quality control for metal finishing processes. All process solutions are analyzed on a regular schedule, with the majority of them done “in house.” SPC software is used to track and maintain our process solutions.

Our in house capabilities include wet chemistry analysis, microscopic examination, and Kocour, eddy current, magnetic and x-ray fluorescence thickness measurement. We have the usual measurement gages such as micrometers, calipers and thread gages. Surface finish is measured using a profilometer.

In addition to our in house capabilities, our analytical needs are supplemented by carefully selected outside laboratories. They provide routine analysis and external calibration services.

As a routine, we submit monthly anodize test panels for salt spray and coating weight testing.