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New Processes
Great news! We have been underway adding exciting new processes to our Nadcap accreditation!
Thanks to our intelligent and hardworking employees we have been newly accredited by Nadcap to plate Fluoride Phosphate, and Electroless Nickel codeposited with PTFE. We have also added Etching to our accreditation; a process MSI has been performing for over 27 years. We continue working on many new and exciting projects to best suit our customers’ needs. Please call us and tell us how we can help you.

Metal Surfaces Inc. (MSI) has reviewed the Governor of California’s order and determined that MSI falls within the definition of critical infrastructure sectors, including but not limited to medical, defense, transportation and critical manufacturing sectors. For full details please review our COVID-19 Operations Letter.

New and Expanded Processes at MSI

MSI is undergoing its most aggressive expansion in years. We have added:

Electroless Nickel Teflon (per Boeing, Parker Hannifin and AMS Specifications).
Fluoride Phosphate Chemfilm for Titanium (added to our Nadcap Scope, along with Etching, as of January 2020)See More...

MSI Inagurates New Efficient Silver Line

MSI just opened a new highly efficient high bake silver line. This greatly increases the capabilities of our Precious Metals Department. Our capacity for plating to AMS 2411 "J" is quadrupled and dwell time halved.

MSI Black Zinc Nickel Plating Process "Z" Appproved for MIL-DTL-38999L

TE has approved MSI's new Black Zinc Nickel "Z" plating as defined by MIL-DTL-38999L. It offers the same level of electrical performance, harsh environment protection and temperature ranges as cadmium fininshes. Thank you MSI's engineering staff for all the creative hard work.

Black Electroless Nickel Process

MSI has approved a new black electroless nickel process, and we are looking for work.


Metal Surfaces, Inc. (MSI) was established in 1954 to provide precision plating to the Aviation, Aerospace, Electronic, Interconnect, Military, Automotive and Medical industries. Its commitment to quality is confirmed by certification to ISO 9001-2015, AS9100 REV DNadcap-CPFAA Repair Station, and IATF 16949. MSI is ITAR certified and able to comply with RoHS, WEE standards when specified. As one of the largest precision plating firms in North America, MSI is approved to provide precision plating by most of the primes in the Aviation, Aerospace, Electronic, Interconnect and Automotive fields. Located in Bell Gardens, California with a facility over 70,000 square feet, MSI provides 12, 110 foot reel-to-reel plating lines and a wide range of rack, barrel and individual plating resources. There is also a growing composite plating department for precision plating on plastics and other non-conductive materials.