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TFC Plating: Pioneers of Advanced Metal Finishing in Portland, OR

Welcome to TFC Plating, Portland’s premier metal finishing service provider, renowned for its extensive history, mastery in plating services, unwavering loyalty to customers, and an overarching commitment to excellence. Our facility stands as a testament to the highest standards in the metal plating and finishing industry, offering a wide array of specialized services to meet diverse industrial needs.

A Rich Legacy in Metal Finishing

TFC Plating’s journey in the metal finishing industry is marked by decades of dedicated service and innovation. Established with a vision to offer superior plating solutions, our history is a narrative of excellence and adaptation to the evolving demands of the industry. From our early days to our current status as a leader in metal finishing, we have maintained our core values of integrity, quality, and customer-focused service.

Comprehensive Range of Plating Services

Our expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of plating and finishing services, ensuring comprehensive solutions for any industrial requirement:

  • Black Zinc: Providing a durable and aesthetically pleasing finish, our black zinc plating is ideal for various applications requiring corrosion resistance and visual appeal.
  • Black Chromate (Molybdate) on Zinc: This service offers enhanced corrosion protection and is suitable for parts requiring a black finish with superior performance.
  • Chromate Coatings: Our chromate coatings are designed to increase corrosion resistance and durability of metal parts, available in various colors and specifications.
  • Copper: Copper plating is used for its excellent conductivity and as a base for additional plating layers, providing both functional and decorative benefits.
  • Chrome Replacement (Tin): An environmentally friendly alternative to traditional chrome plating, our tin plating offers excellent corrosion resistance and solderability.
  • Electroless Nickel: Known for its uniform thickness and superior wear resistance, electroless nickel plating is ideal for parts with complex geometries.
  • Nickel: Our nickel plating services enhance the durability and appearance of metal parts, offering a bright, reflective finish.
  • Passivation: This process is essential for stainless steel, removing surface contaminants and enhancing corrosion resistance.
  • Silver: Silver plating is sought after for its high electrical conductivity and aesthetic qualities, suitable for electrical components and decorative items.
  • Tin: Tin plating provides excellent corrosion resistance and is non-toxic, making it ideal for food-grade applications.
  • Yellow Chromate (directly on Zinc Die Cast): This service offers additional corrosion protection for zinc die-cast parts, with a distinctive yellow finish.
  • Yellow Chromate on Zinc: Our yellow chromate on zinc provides enhanced corrosion resistance and is commonly used in various industrial applications.
  • Zinc: Zinc plating is a versatile and popular choice for corrosion protection, suitable for a wide range of applications.

Mastery in Metal Finishing Techniques

At TFC Plating, mastery in metal finishing is a defining characteristic. Our team of experts, equipped with extensive knowledge and experience, employs the latest techniques and environmentally responsible practices to ensure the highest quality finishes.

Unwavering Loyalty to Our Clients

Loyalty to our clients is a cornerstone of our ethos at TFC Plating. We are committed to forging strong, lasting relationships based on trust, transparency, and the consistent delivery of superior results. Our approach is customer-centric, focusing on understanding and fulfilling the unique needs of each client.

Excellence as Our Benchmark

Excellence is the benchmark for all our services at TFC Plating. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of service in every aspect of our work. Our meticulous attention to detail, commitment to environmental responsibility, and focus on delivering effective and durable solutions set us apart in the metal finishing industry.

Our Pledge to Superior Service

Our mission at TFC Plating is to exceed your expectations with our metal finishing solutions. We are dedicated to continuous improvement, keeping abreast of the latest developments in metal finishing to offer the best possible service. Our team is always on hand to provide expert advice and personalized service, ensuring you receive the optimal solution for your metal finishing needs.

Contact TFC Plating: Your Trusted Metal Finishing Expert

For all your metal finishing needs in Portland, OR, turn to TFC Plating. Whether you require specialized plating services, environmental-friendly alternatives, or expert advice on metal finishing, we are here to serve you with excellence. Contact us today to discuss your project, and experience the TFC Plating difference.


Q What is the primary objective of black zinc metal finishing, and in what industries is it commonly employed?

Black zinc metal finishing aims to provide corrosion resistance and a black finish, frequently used in the automotive, aerospace, and electronics sectors.

Q Could you elucidate the significance of black chromate (molybdate) on zinc, and what advantages does it offer in terms of both corrosion protection and aesthetics?

Black chromate (molybdate) on zinc enhances corrosion resistance and provides a black finish, making it suitable for various applications, such as fasteners and hardware.

Q How do chromate coatings contribute to the corrosion protection of metal surfaces, and what are the different types of chromate coatings available?

Chromate coatings form a protective layer on metal surfaces, with options like yellow chromate, black chromate, and others offering varying levels of corrosion resistance.

Q What are the key properties and applications of copper metal finishing, and how do they distinguish it from other types of metal coatings?

Copper metal finishing offers excellent electrical conductivity and is often used in electrical components and decorative applications.

Q How does chrome replacement (tin) compare to traditional chrome plating, and in what scenarios is it the preferred choice?

Chrome replacement (tin) provides a cost-effective alternative to chrome plating and is frequently used in applications where corrosion resistance and aesthetics are crucial.