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Progress for Industry, Inc.

Plating Services for the Molding Industry

nickel plated fasteners

Superior Plating for
Over 30 Years.

Progress for Industry, Inc. is known for our superior plating for the molding industry. Our experienced craftsmen have been servicing industries across the US and internationally for over 30 years. We have expertise in Dura Slick (a dry lubricant coating with low coefficient of friction makeup), Lubricoat (an electroless nickel coating with Teflon), hardcoat anodize platings, nickel boron nitride coatings, and other nickel coatings, which have made us the go-to source for reliable plating on injection mold tooling and other components.

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Dura Slick

Our most popular metal coating selection

Dura Slick is a metal plating selection that is the most popular with our injection mold plating customers. With an extremely low coefficient of friction and wear resistance, we recommend this option for large and small electronics, medical components, and other molding industry projects.

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lubricoat coated parts

Lubricoat

Electroless nickel with teflon

This innovative coating, composed of nickel, phosphorous, Teflon and lubricity inducing polymers, aid in the release of plastic from the mold component making it a favorite in the molding industry. Also, because of the presence of phosphorous and nickel, it is excellent for corrosion protection.

Nickel Boron Nitride

Our expertly plated Nickel coatings have uniform thickness and are excellent prevention against wear. It is a great choice for selective plating, and PFI is a leader in the intricate technique. We offer electroless nickel plating and three baths for satin nickel plating, black nickel plating, and ductile sulfamate coatings.

Anodizing

Type II and Type III hard anodize

This dielectric surface coating improves abrasion resistance and is excellent plating for corrosion resistance. It improves the appearance of aluminum. Type II comes in many color selections, and Type III is made to military standards. Masking and selective plating is also available for close tolerance parts.

Other Metal Plating Services

Alongside our most popular Dura Slick, Lubricoat, hardcoat anodize, and nickel coatings, we also offer services including MAP (aka Engineering Nickel Plating), chrome plating, chrome impregnation, electrodeposited tin plating, zinc plating, passivation, and electropolishing.

Application of Services

Common metal plating for molds are used in the following industries

plastic injection molds

medical molds & equipment

textile

military

cnc precision and tool & die

mining

electronics

automotive

petroleum & chemical molds & dies

food machinery & molds

Located Near the Tool & Mold Manufacturing Industry’s Home

Progress for Industry, Inc. is located in Saegertown, PA, bordering Meadville, which is the home of the tool and mold manufacturing industry. We are also a short 32 minutes south of Erie, home of the plastic injection industry.