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Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence

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As HighTech Finishing marks its 40th anniversary in the aviation plating industry, it’s a momentous occasion for the company and our customers. Since 1984, HighTech Finishing has been at the forefront of providing cutting-edge plating solutions for enhancing the performance, durability, and aesthetics of aerospace components.

Since then, the company has continually evolved, adapting to technological advancements and industry demands, while maintaining an unwavering commitment to quality and innovation.

In an industry where precision and reliability are paramount, HighTech Finishing has emerged as a preferred partner for aerospace companies seeking superior plating solutions. Whether it’s electroplating, anodizing, or other specialized surface treatments, the company’s expertise and attention to detail have set new standards for excellence.

One of the key factors behind HighTech’s success is our relentless pursuit of excellence in every aspect of our operations. From investing in state-of-the-art equipment to employing highly skilled technicians, the company has consistently raised the bar for quality and precision in aerospace plating. This dedication to excellence has earned HighTech Finishing the trust and confidence of leading aerospace manufacturers worldwide.

Moreover, HighTech Finishing’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility sets it apart as a leader in the aviation plating industry. Through the implementation of eco-friendly processes and the adoption of green technologies, the company strives to minimize its environmental footprint while delivering exceptional results.

In commemorating 40 years of achievements, HighTech Finishing expresses its gratitude to its employees, customers, and partners who have contributed to its success. With their continued support and collaboration, the company is confident in its ability to shape the future of the aviation plating industry for years to come.

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Introducing High Tech Finishing’s New Facility!

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Over the next several months we’ll be moving into our brand new building in North Houston.
This will provide us with a larger, more efficient space to accommodate our growth plans. But more importantly, it’s a building befitting of our amazing employees and world-class customers.

This isn’t just an expansion, this is an evolution of the premium decorative plating aviation company in the world. Follow us on LinkedIn for updates, as we embark on the biggest journey in our company’s history.

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Proud members of the High Tech Finishing team that gets it done.
We know the importance of excellent service and we are working around the clock to deliver for our customers.

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Regretfully we report that one of our buildings sustained damage following an accidental fire on Saturday. Importantly no one was hurt but it has impacted on our immediate capabilities.
We have initiated our emergency contingency plans and expect to begin some plating next week. Our capacity and capabilities will continue improve as we proceed.

We apologize to all of our customers for the inevitable delays, but rest assured the entire High Tech team is working extremely hard to get back to normal as soon as possible.
We appreciate the support and offers of help that have poured in these past few days and I promise that High Tech Finishing will become stronger from this. Whatever it takes!

A company’s excellence is defined not by the avoidance of problems, but by how it reacts, learns and improves because of those problems.

New Anodizing Capabilities

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Although decorative plating is resilient, some interior components may require a more durable finish. Anodizing is a special surface treatment for aluminum components, which results in a very hard, wear-resistant surface. This is particularly useful for items such as hinges, strike-plates and thresholds.

We have used our experience with decorative plating and applied it to anodizing to achieve beautiful, consistent and enduring finishes; in four colors, clear polished, matte clear, black polished and matte black

Designers and aircraft owners are constantly looking for new offerings that balance function and aesthetics. High Tech Finishing’s new anodizing line can help you accomplish this.

 

Accelerate Your Timeline for Aircraft Interiors Refurbishment

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The best aircraft refurbishment centers do everything possible to ensure that each aircraft serviced is completed quickly and efficiently with optimal client satisfaction.

But we know that production slowdowns are inevitable due to supply chain issues and global disruptions. Often, the work on the aircraft interior suffers the most because of front-end delays in putting together other pieces of the puzzle for each project.

Want to improve your aircraft interior refurbishment timeline and deliver more consistent results to your aviation clients? If so, we encourage you to partner with the industry-leading aviation interior parts specialists at HighTech Finishing. We put the finishing touches on each aircraft interior part according to your timeline.

Why Work with HighTech for Aircraft Interiors Refurbishment

Our skilled team of aviation parts and plating experts is highly experienced in working with refurbishment centers. We can accelerate your timelines to provide consistently excellent results for an array of aviation clients.

Our award-winning company ensures consistency in delivering the highest quality finishes. We are ISO9001/AS9100 certified, and we follow a strict process to replicate custom colors on every part, every time. We strive to exceed the expectations of every refurbishment client collaborating with our company.

Not only can we support your timeline for completing the refurbishment of aircraft interiors, but we won’t contribute to issues you may be experiencing in your supply chain. We are committed to building positive working relationships with our customers to meet your changing needs.

Here are just some of the specific ways that HighTech Finishing can enhance your aircraft interior refurbishment operations.

Unlock Precise Aircraft Refurbishment Results in Record Times

No one wants to trade quality for velocity. At HighTech, we prioritize both! We use a precisely calculated 50-step plating process to metal-plate interior parts. Each element of every part we plate is carefully inspected from top to bottom before being shipped.

We work with precision to meet expedited timelines for parts delivery. Our refurbishment clients can always enjoy the ideal combination of efficiency and excellence.

Large Capacity & Capability for Aircraft Interior Parts

When you partner with HighTech, all plated parts are produced and inspected using in-depth inspection processes within strict designated deadlines. Upon receipt of your order, you can rest assured that every component was plated according to the specs.

  • Our award-winning plating process can accommodate small, medium, and large aviation plating projects.
  • Each worker is trained in our acclaimed 50-step plating process.
  • We expertly meet the needs of clients, ranging from small refurbishment centers to extensive facilities.
  • We deliver on time through our QuickTurn Service that enhances scheduling and production.

Resolve Key Issues for Better Results and Improve Your Top-Line

We understand the unique needs of refurbishment centers. Since 1984, we have partnered with refurbishment centers and other clients in the aviation industry to deliver high-quality, metal-plated parts. Over the decades, we have fully optimized our production techniques to meet the individual specifications of each client.

We are well aware of the challenges that refurbishment teams face when it comes to on-time aircraft deliveries. From supply chain delays and vendor concerns to delivery issues and quality control difficulties, our specialists have seen it all and solved it all.

We know what it takes to adhere to your demands to complete orders according to customer timelines. We will do everything in our power to meet and surpass your expectations for receiving those final interior parts to complete the project.

Say goodbye to the hassle of finding reliable vendors for every single aspect of an aircraft’s interior. It’s time to mitigate the stress of fighting supply chain delays by letting our aviation parts specialists go to work on your behalf.

When it comes to delivering the custom parts you need on time, we have your back.

Contact Us for Aircraft Interiors Refurbishment Projects

HighTech Finishing is entirely dedicated to the aviation industry, allowing our company to invest in our people, facility, and equipment. We strive to provide the highest value products and services promptly to our customers.

We even received the Supplier Quality Award from one of our clients. The award recognized our company for 100% on-time delivery of 100% quality parts with no defects over an entire year.

We can extend the same award-winning support to your refurbishment center. Our metal plating service and parts production team specializes in partnering with refurbishment centers and can help you expedite your timelines in numerous ways.

You can expect that each plated part will:

  • Match the overall design of the aircraft interior.
  • Be plated with the highest quality materials.
  • Be carefully inspected using stringent quality control processes before being delivered to your location.

Contact HighTech Finishing today at 800-949-0124 or locally at 713-666-0550 to discuss interior parts. Our skilled team is prepared to meet your needs for ​​aircraft interiors refurbishment projects.

Use Our Advanced Metal Treatments for Aircraft Interior Parts

Use Our Advanced Metal Treatments for Aircraft Interior Parts

When it comes to aviation interior plating, those seeking top-quality outcomes and dazzling aircraft part configurations should look no further than HighTech Finishing. Our skilled team of aircraft interior plating professionals can help you match colors, refurbish parts, support luxury interior arrangements, and provide more support.

With nearly 40 years of experience enhancing aircraft parts, our plating industry specialists have been elevating the look and feel of aircraft interiors since 1984. We offer 130+ stunning finishes, and clients can choose from numerous custom color and material configurations.

So, how do we deliver a flawless finish for each order? Our team follows a comprehensive 50-step plating process for each part we plate to ensure excellence and consistency every time.

Specifically, we use advanced metal treatments to deliver exceptional finished products. Learn more about how we effortlessly complement and elevate the look and functionality of the aircraft interior.

A Look Inside Our Advanced Metal Treatments and Services

HighTech Finishing plates aircraft interior parts using the latest industry specialty tools and comprehensive solutions. Our advanced treatments allow you to optimize the look and feel of various metal parts in all imaginable colors.

Whether you need color-matching services, customized finishes, or refurbishment, we can assist you in plating and enhancing the look of your aircraft.

130 Finishes and Custom Color Matching

Choose from over 130 brilliant finishes and enjoy access to a quality selection of luxury options. With a vast collection of standard colors and customized finishes, we make it easy for finished parts to enhance any aircraft interior!

Our team can match colors from fabrics, paint swatches, woods, competitor samples, and more. We’ll help you achieve the distinguishing aesthetic you are seeking.

Versatility and Comprehensive Solutions with Consistent Results

We can expertly plate parts for standard aircraft, large configurations, or uniquely shaped interior pieces. Our advanced plating techniques streamline the design process, delivering immaculate results.

All the while, we work hard to make things as simple as possible on your end. We even offer presentation samples (as seen below) and accurate pricing estimates to help your marketing and design teams. Ultimately, we strive to deliver an excellent final product while exceeding your expectations from start to finish.

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About Our Comprehensive 50-Step Metal Finishing Process

At HighTech, we implement an exhaustive 50-step metal plating process for interior aircraft parts. No detail is overlooked, and each perfectly plated interior part we deliver is unrivaled in form, functionality, feel, and aesthetic appeal.

Our comprehensive 50-step decorative plating process includes the following:

  • 17 quality control steps.
  • 13 cleaning and polishing steps.
  • Numerous checkpoints and additional measures to ensure that every custom part is immaculate.

We prioritize material quality at every stage and handle each customer’s customization specifications with care and consideration. Our team will polish, inspect, and test each part for the utmost quality and design excellence. Only after our rigorous plating process has been completed will we deliver the final product to you, the customer.

Let’s dive into some of the critical advanced metal treatments in our plating process.

Meticulous Cleaning and Inspection Processes

When we treat metal parts, you can rest easy knowing that your order is in the best hands. From the moment we receive parts to when we begin the plating process, our team will ensure that every detail receives proper attention.

Unrivaled Quality Assurance

Before plating any aircraft interior part, we will clean, inspect, degrease, and process it. By segregating parts based on their metal type and function, we ensure that each element is cared for and preserved correctly. Then, we will visually inspect each part to confirm that it is in good order and ready for plating.

Premium Plating and Polishing Steps

We undertake the process of anodizing and plate stripping each part with the utmost care and attention to detail. Throughout this process, our team continuously inspects the progress of polishing to ensure the highest levels of quality control.

Depending on the finishes you select, our belt polishing process involves four polishing steps and is followed by a grease polish, a sisal polish, an airway polish, a stitch polish, and a color polish.

Then, we perform another quality assurance visual inspection. Only then will we polish parts using our industry specialty tools. After this stage, each part is again cleaned and inspected before moving into the plating stage.

Exceptional Parts Plating Services

The plating process will vary depending on your selected finishes. We offer nickel base plating, color polishing, and multiple other plating processes steps to create an exceptional part with a dazzling look and high-quality functionality.

Per your specifications, every single element of the plating process is undertaken with adept deliberation. Between each stage of these processes, we will perform visual quality assurance inspections.

Assembly, Inspection, and Packaging

After your interior parts have been plated and polished to perfection, we reassemble everything and perform a final quality assurance check. Only after we are confident that every element of each product will meet or exceed your expectations will it be carefully packaged and prepared for shipping to your location.

We then log each order to ensure all parts and pieces are properly accounted for and organized before shipping them back to you.

Discover Quality Metal Finishing Services from Skilled Aviation Interior Plating Specialists

Our team is equipped to deliver the most satisfactory results in the aviation plating industry. You will receive nothing but the best from our expertly trained specialists at every stage of the parts plating journey.

We deliver perfectly plated interior parts for aircraft manufacturers, refurbishment centers, and other customers. We know that you care about the tiniest details, which is why we are never satisfied until we have produced absolutely brilliant results.

If you are looking for a partner to deliver high-quality parts for the aircraft interior, look no further than HighTech Finishing. Thanks to our advanced metal treatments and capabilities, we are prepared to satisfy even the most difficult job.

Contact us today to discuss your latest needs for aircraft interior plated parts. We can be reached toll-free at 1-800-949-0124 or locally at 713-666-0550.

 

What Are the Keys to Quality Interior Aircraft Plating?

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Interior plating allows you to put the finishing touch on the interior design of an aircraft. Combining functionality and versatility, luminous metallic finishes can enhance the look and feel of cabins, bathrooms, and seating areas to create dazzling aircraft interiors that are sure to impress.

So, what are the keys to quality interior aircraft plating for the luxurious aesthetic you wish to bring to life? Consider the key concepts that manufacturing companies should look for when choosing an interior finishing company to support their business jet and private aircraft projects.

Attain Metal Finishing Services from Industry Professionals

Not all interior plating companies understand the unique particularities of the aviation industry. Aircraft design concepts must be executed with the utmost attention to detail. Additionally, finishes often need to be customized to accommodate unusual aircraft part sizes, applications, concepts, designs, and functionality as a whole.

As such, not just any finishing company will do for professional aircraft designs. Fortunately, HighTech Finishing specializes in aircraft interior parts plating. Working with us not only streamlines the plating and metal finishing processes, but it ensures a professionally executed job – every time.

Attention to Detail is Critical in Interior Parts Plating

In the interior of a business jet or any luxurious aircraft, attention to detail matters. These parts will likely be touched, examined, and noted in the peripheral of every passenger for years to come. Parts, plating, and finishes must be durable, functional, attractive, and well fitted within a cabin and a design concept.

At HighTech, our comprehensive 50-step decorative process ensures that industry design standards meet the highest quality. This applies to every single aircraft interior part plated. Our metal plating process includes the following key steps:

  • We mechanically polish the base metal of each part to a high sheen before advancing to the electroplating process.
  • Each part receives a base coating of copper plating, then nickel to seal the metal completely.
  • Our proven process prevents peeling, corrosion, and galvanic reactions – while extending the life of finished pieces.

Choose a Specialist With An Excellent Record of Service

Aviation manufacturing companies understand the importance of collaborating with reliable industry professionals. Our service record speaks for itself and we have years of experience crafting superior interior aircraft plating for metal parts of all kinds. This is how we deliver high-quality decorative metal parts to our partners in the aviation industry:

  • Complete manufacturing capabilities at our 50,000 sq. ft. facility.
  • Fully-integrated production lines.
  • Enhanced shipping procedures to protect parts during transport.
  • 15-foot plating processing tanks.
  • Meticulously maintained chemistry lab.
  • Dedicated customer support.

Check out this information to learn more about our industry standing as a leader in aviation parts plating!

Ensure Satisfaction With Our Aircraft Interior Plating Company

When faced with tight deadlines to complete the manufacturing process for your aircraft orders, it is critical to choose the right partner to support the aircraft interior. An experienced interior plating company with the skills, machinery, and interior finishes will help you achieve an outstanding final result that your company can be proud of.

HighTech will elevate the brilliance of your interior design through our large selection of color finishes. Our team approaches each job with a professional attitude and we pay special attention to each critical detail. Consider the value we offer to aircraft manufacturing companies:

  • 130+ brilliant finishes made from high-quality, luxury materials.
  • Capability to match colors from paint swatches, fabrics, woods, or other materials.
  • Consistent finish for every part to match the overall design of the aircraft interior.
  • Technical expertise to follow our immaculate plating process.
  • Decades of experience and industrial know-how to handle any job!

Contact HighTech Finishing to Support Your Next Project

Aircraft manufacturing companies that build private aircraft and business jets are encouraged to contact the experts at HighTech to support your next project. Partnering with an experienced company to provide metal finishing for aircraft interior parts is one of the most effective ways to ensure that the job is accomplished according to your timeline.

Want to learn more about our metal finishing process for interior parts? Ready to get started on your latest project? Contact us today for a free consultation. Reach us toll-free at 1-800-949-0124 or email contact@htf.net.

We are ready to walk you through the interior metal finishing process and help you create the ideal interior parts that will complement the interior design concept. At HighTech Finishing, excellence and luxury are at the top of our list of priorities for every project. Call now or learn more about us to discover the HighTech difference when it comes to interior aircraft plating.

The Finishing Touch for Private Jet Interior Design Companies

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Looking for the ultimate finishing touch to complete the look of a private jet’s interior? If so, then consider luxurious plating materials for your aircraft interior parts. These custom metallic finishes can enhance your design plan while also adding functionality and tactile versatility.

We proudly work with private jet interior design companies to apply the finishing touch to each aircraft interior design project. Learn more about how we elevate the quality of interior design projects for the designers of private aircraft and business jets.

Attention to Detail is the Essential When Designing Interiors

When working with high-end clientele, details are key. Business jet cabin interiors must excel in form, functionality, and aesthetic exceptionality. Customers familiar with genuine materials and premium authenticity are likely to notice when lower-quality materials have been integrated into a design. Therefore, cutting corners is not an option. The right finishing touches can make all of the difference when designing choice private jet interiors.

Premium plating and interior finishes make a perfectly posh statement and add a lavish feel to the overall aesthetic of an aircraft’s interior. With so many finishes to sift through, it can be difficult to determine which materials best complement and elevate your motif. That’s why HighTech Finishing partners with private jet interior designers to accentuate and elevate a multitude of interior aircraft aesthetics and concepts.

Consistency, Luxury & Functionality Create a Superior End Result

HighTech Finishing consistently delivers the luxury feel and exceptional quality needed to ensure that your design concept will impress and excel.

Our team can help you create a customized look for interior parts such as latches, lights, faucets, and hinges that will perfectly complement your private jet design. In look, feel, functionality, and fit, our custom finishes are truly superior.

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Discover Aircraft Interior Design Enhanced to the Hilt

You can effortlessly complete your design and create an excellent finished product for your high-end private aircraft and business jet customers by working with HighTech. We plate an array of essential interior parts for the finished look you want to achieve.

Since 1984, we have been a leader in aviation interior plating. Our high-quality decorative metal parts and interior finishes are second to none. These finishes create a noticeable difference inside of an aircraft. With a dazzling selection of colors and high-end material finishes, we will work with you to complement any interior design layout.

Right now, you can browse through our vast display of customized finishes in various colors and materials. Currently, we offer 130+ unique finishing options. And, we are continuously developing more finishes to add to our high-end selection.

Versatility and Custom, Personalized Aircraft Finishes

Our premium finishes can be found on some of the most luxurious aircraft around the world because we work with high-end designers to enhance their projects. Now it’s your opportunity to tap into the capabilities of our specialty finishes that can be customized to match your precise specifications.

We are capable of crafting finishes for all manner of aircraft, no matter how unique the shape or size. We also offer presentation samples and pricing estimates for your design and marketing department.

Our team can readily match colors from fabrics, woods, competitor samples, and paint swatches. We also offer specialty polishing of small parts to maintain the tolerance of delicate pieces. No matter the needs of your project, we have a solution.

The Highest Standards of Industry Perfection

Every project is backed by our comprehensive 50-step process. Our team goes above and beyond to achieve aircraft interior exceptionality from start to finish.

Our stringent decorative plating process ensures that you receive the highest quality production, delivery, and customization for an immaculate finished product:

  • 13 cleaning and polishing steps.
  • 17 quality control checkpoints.
  • Numerous additional steps to ensure that each custom part is of the highest quality, durability, and design.

Collaborate with HighTech Finishing For Your Design Project

Whether you are designing an aircraft’s interior from the ground up or simply updating the parts and upholstery inside of a private jet, we can collaborate with you to deliver a stunning end result. With jaw-dropping finishes in various colors and tactile patterns to select from for each interior part, it’s never been easier to elevate the look and feel of the aircraft.

Ready to work with our team? We support leading private jet interior design companies around the world to support their projects. You’ll find a true collaborator to help put the finishing touches on your private aircraft design!

To find out how HighTech Finishing can enhance your aircraft interior design, contact our team today. We can be reached at 713-666-0550 or toll-free at +1 800-949-0124.

Leverage Our Global Reach to Elevate Aircraft Interiors

Elevate your aircraft interiors on a global scale with HighTech Finishing

HighTech Finishing is proud to work with numerous OEMs, refurbishment centers, and completion centers around the world. We serve clients throughout North America and Europe by providing industry-leading metal plating services for aircraft interior parts.

Our goals in 2022 include expanding our support for companies in North America, strengthening our existing relationships with European customers, and branching out into the Middle East.

Thanks to our decades of industry experience and the quality of our teams, we are more than capable of elevating the aircraft interiors for business jets and private aircraft at your facility. Plus, the reliability of our services allows us to provide timely support for our customers during today’s challenging market conditions.

Filling a Need for Aircraft Interior Parts

We understand that global supply chain disruptions continue to affect OEMs, refurbishment centers, and completion centers. It’s challenging to get the parts you need when you need them so that you can meet production schedules to deliver finished products to your customers.

HighTech simplifies the process of receiving the finished parts you need for the aircraft interior. We have built an industry-leading process of providing high-quality decorative metal parts to our customers:

  • Our plating process is ISO 9001/AS9100 certified.
  • Our Quality Management System (QMS) meets all ISO 9001 and AS9100 requirements.
  • We include 17 QC checkpoints in our 50-step plating process.
  • We ensure consistency for every part we treat, every time.

Our “zero defect” quality program enables us to efficiently treat aircraft interior parts, then quickly deliver the finished parts to your facility – whether in North America, Europe, or Asia. When quality and time are of the essence, you can rely on HighTech to fulfill orders according to your specifications.

Our process captures why we recently received the Supplier Quality Award from one of our customers. For this customer, we achieved 100 percent quality completion with no defects or delays for an entire year.

The question is: which plating finishes do you need for aircraft interior parts?

Consider Our Selection of Aircraft Interior Part Finishes

We offer a dazzling selection of 130+ decorative metal finishes for aircraft interior parts such as latches, lights, faucets, hinges, gaspers, and other parts. Plus, we have the capability of providing our plating service on odd-shaped or oversized parts. You’ll have the opportunity to select from numerous selections in our color families:

  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Chrome
  • Brass
  • Nickel
  • Copper
  • Black
  • Gold
  • White Gold
  • Platinum

To get started on making your selection, talk to our team about identifying the ideal color(s) for interior parts that will match the aircraft cabin and other interior aspects. Our design experts can help you make a determination. You can also provide us with materials or samples from fabrics, woods, paint swatches, or other materials that we will custom match.

Once you make a selection and send us the parts to be treated, we will follow our ISO 9001/AS9100 certified process to complete your job. We will ensure that your color selection is precisely replicated on each part in your order. You can expect to see a consistent finish when you receive the finished parts.

Contact Us Today to Enhance Aircraft Interior Parts

Don’t let domestic or international supply chain disruptions impair your facility. We can fill a need in your aircraft interior production by supplying beautifully-plated parts that will bring each aircraft interior to completion.

No matter where your facility is located, we will work with your team to meet production schedules. Leverage our global reach and capabilities to get the parts you need according to your timeline.

Contact us today to discuss our finishing selections, our process, or other aspects of working with our company. We can be reached at 713-666-0550 or toll-free at +1 800-949-0124.

We look forward to developing a partnership with your facility to meet the needs of your aircraft interior production schedule throughout the year.