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Metal Finishing for the Aerospace Industry

The UK Aerospace industry is the second largest the world behind the US, with approximately 16% of global market share [1]. Recognised as a centre of excellence for the production of engines, wings, structures and aircraft systems, the UK also has a thriving Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector. As a highly regulated industry where safety is paramount, it is no surprise that the highest level of precision and quality are demanded of their manufacturing processes. To meet these requirements, metal finishing plays a crucial role in ensuring the durability, strength, and functionality of components. With advancements in technology and rigorous testing procedures, the industry relies heavily on specialist surface finishing companies to achieve optimal results.

MP Eastern have decades of experience providing anodising and plating solutions to the aerospace supply chain across the UK and beyond. Qualified to the rigorous AS9100 Aerospace standard, we combine advanced technical knowledge with practical operational excellence. Our aim is to solve challenging surface engineering problems for the aerospace industry while meeting quality and on time delivery needs.

Aerospace Customers

We provide treatments for customers who manufacture parts for Aerospace primes and first tier contractors such as:

  • BAE Systems
  • Martin-Baker
  • Thales
  • Meggitt

Properties Required by Aerospace Design Engineers

  • Durability
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Strength
  • Heat resistance
  • Wear resistance
  • Oxidation resistance
  • Improved conductivity
  • Aesthetics
  • Chemical resistance

Example Applications

We have treated components for many aerospace applications including:

  • Aircraft landing gear
  • Components for space exploration
  • Satellite, radio antenna and radar components
  • Optical devices
  • Flight control and guidance systems
  • Electrical hardware
  • Aircraft fuel systems
  • Military craft such as drones

Our Aerospace Processes

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[1] Source: International Trade Administration (September 2021)