WICHITA, KANSAS, JULY 7, 2020 – Valence Surface Technologies, the largest independent provider of aerospace product finishing services, has received Safran Landing Systems approval at its Valence Wichita facility (formerly known as Chrome Plus International, LLC.) for the following processes:
Dry grit blasting with aluminum oxide: PCS2610
Etch inspection of high strength steel parts: PCS3600, MIL-STD-867, AMS2649
Passivation of corrosion resistant steels: AMS2700, PS 13001
Magnetic particle inspection: PCS3100, ASTME1444M-16
FPI sensitivity level 3 per AMS2644: PCS3200, ASTME1417M-16, FPI sensitivity level 4 per AMS2644: PCS3200 ASTME1417M-16
Chromium hexavalent plating: PCS2110, AMS-QQ-P-320, AMSD2640 Class 2, AMS2406 MIL-1501
Cadmium plating with CrVI: AMS-QQ-P-416
Low embrittlement, electrodeposition: DCMP 173, MIL-STD-1500
Inorganic coating stripping with CrVI: MIL-STD871
Safran is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of nacelle assemblies for commercial and business aircraft, providing engine components to leading aerospace manufacturers such as Airbus and Boeing. With the new approvals, Valence continues to expand offerings so that customers have a single-source finishing solution in all regions of the United States.
“Valence is excited for the opportunity and prosper the Safran approvals will provide to the site and workforce within Wichita.” – Kevin Moser, General Manager Valence Wichita Operations
Valence Wichita, founded in 1991 as Chrome Plus International, is considered a world leader in aerospace finishing and is valued by its global customers due to its industry-leading capabilities and approvals covering the global aerospace market.
About Valence Surface Technologies
Valence Surface Technologies is the world’s largest independent provider of Aerospace product finishing services. With 12 locations and over 4,500 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.