SEATTLE, WA, October 1, 2020 – Valence Seattle has successfully completed its recent expansion and is now offering hard anodizing services for the aerospace and defense supply chain in the Pacific Northwest. Valence’s Seattle operations has a long history of offering chromic (Type 1) and sulfuric (Type II) anodize. The addition of hard (Type III) anodize enables a full suite of anodizing services for parts where corrosion, heat, and wear resistance are critical to safe flight operations.
Valence Seattle has already achieved approval for Boeing’s BAC 5821 hard anodize along with military specification MIL-A-8625 Type III for Collins Aerospace. Additional OEM approvals are also actively being pursued. This added capability and new approvals expands and allows Valence to provide complete end-to-end surface finishing services to its customer base.
“We are excited to now provide hard anodizing services for our customers in the Pacific Northwest”.
Daniel Hawkins, Regional General Manager
Valence Seattle, founded as MAPSCO in 1981, is the leader in the Pacific Northwest in processing small to medium-sized precision parts for the aerospace industry. Valence Seattle sets the standard for on-time delivery, customer service, and quality due to its relentless focus on quick and transparent communication, competitive and consistent turnaround times, and technical quality and processing expertise built over 35 years. Valence Seattle’s 32,000 square foot facility is located in the heart of Washington’s aerospace hub and offers full-service NDT (penetrant and magnetic particle inspection, shot peen, aluminum, and hard metal chemical processing, and paint services. Valence Seattle has earned the trust of leading aerospace manufacturers and we support primes such as Boeing, Goodrich (UTAS), Spirit AeroSystems, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and more. Valence Seattle has 2 highly efficient process lines for titanium and steel and aluminum processing including chem film, type I, type II, and now type III anodize. We proudly process over 4 million parts per year, a testament to our 24/7 operation, lean manufacturing philosophy, and state of the art MRP system with RFID tracking.
About Valence Surface Technologies
Valence Surface Technologies is the world’s largest independent provider of Aerospace product finishing services. With 12 locations and over 2,500 unique industry approvals, Valence processes more than 1 million parts per month. In addition to being Nadcap accredited, all Valence sites provide specialized metal processing and finishing services to a diversified set of fast-growing commercial aerospace, defense, and space/satellite markets. Valence partners with its customers to deliver best-in-class quality, turn times, and full-service supply chain solutions.