Silvex has over 50 years providing quality finishes to numerous leading manufacturers in the defense, hotel-ware, aerospace and electronics industries. We understand that strict adherence to deadlines, rigid quality control, outstanding customer service and a can-do attitude are all essential to success in today’s surface technology marketplace.

That is why we continuously invest in the facility and our personnel. Silvex has invested in automatic blasting machines, parts washers, light booth, state of the art rectifiers, a new x-ray fluorescence, and backups for key equipment items. We have also recently introduced statistical process control, performed capability studies on key product lines, added two certified electro-finishers to our staff and obtained additional NADCAP certifications.

Coming in the near future Silvex will also offer NADCAP certification on hard anodize and black oxide.

Silvex is committed to providing our customers the ingenuity, expertise, and services that will enable our customers to provide products with the highest quality finishes available in the industry.

Capabilities of Silvex Surface Technology

Surface Finishes Available Length (in.) Width (in.) Height (in.) Rack Barrel Basket Reel-to-Reel
Sulfuric Anodize Type II (Clear & Black) 69 23 45 x
Hard Coat Anodize Type III (Clear, Black, Coyote Brown & FDE) 69 23 45 x
Chemical Film (Chromate/Iridite) 16 DIA 16 DIA 24 x x
Cyanide Copper 36 18 45 x x
Acid Copper 36 18 45 x
Electroless Nickel 36 18 45 x x x
Gold 26 16 17 x x
Manganese Phosphate 36 36 45 x x
Zinc Phosphate 36 36 45 x x x
Nickel Bright 36 18 45 x x
Passivate (Citric) 36 17 45 x x
Platinum 46 20 26 x
Silver Bright 36 18 36 x x x
Silver Dull 36 18 45 x x x
Tin Bright 36 18 45 x x
Tin Matte (not on Aluminum) 36 18 45 x x
Teflon 35 12 20 x
Black Oxide (cl 1 & 4) 36 16 45 x x x
Dry Film Lube Process is for Upper Receivers only at this time.

***Dimensions are tank sizes. For Capacity limits 1-3 inches should be reduced to ensure parts can be properly fixtured and held throughout the entire process

Metals Plated on...

  • Aluminum
  • Invar
  • Beryllium
  • Nickel
  • Brass
  • Stainless Steel
  • Castings
  • Steel
  • Copper
  • Titanium

Process Control and Testing

  • ISO 9001: 2000 Certified
  • Federal Firearms Licensed
  • NADCAP Approved for Type I and II Anodize and Phosphate Chemical Film
  • AS 9100 Approved
  • Computer Controlled Chemical Analysis
  • Baking for Stress Relief
  • Testing for Solderability
  • X-Ray Testing for Thickness (ASTMB-568)
  • Salt Spray Testing (ASTM-117)
  • Coat Weight (ASTM-137)
  • Coating Weight Analysis (ASTM-571)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Statistical Process Control

Other Surface Technology Capabilities

  • Online Inquiry
  • UPS/FedEx Automated Tracking System
  • Bar Code Capabilities
  • Drop Ship Options
  • 24 Hour Service
  • Visa – MasterCard – American Express Accepted
  • Electronic Billing Capabilities