Processing Services

Processing Services

Mayday Manufacturing’s mission is to do everything we can to get high quality aircraft parts into the skies. While other manufacturers believe their job stops with the production line, our experience has showed us that there is much more we can offer our clients. Using the lessons and competitive advantages of our vertically integrated manufacturing process, Mayday has developed a number of services to decrease assembly and inspection time and increase quality for our customers.


Our paint department consists of 4 walk-in spray booths and 4 curing ovens and is staffed Monday- Friday on three shifts to mask, spray and inspect your parts.

We provide a number of organic finishing options including:

  • Prime and Paint
  • Dry Film/Solid Film Lube
  • Fuel Tank Coating
  • Sol Gel


Passivation is a critical step in maximizing the essential corrosion resistance of parts and components machined from stainless steels. Passivation can make the difference between satisfactory performance and premature failure. The passivation process leaves a thin transparent oxide film that protects the stainless steel from corrosion.

Hi-Tech Metal Finishing offers the following approved passivation processes for these original equipment manufacturers.

Cad & Zinc Nickel

Cadmium plating offers advantages such as excellent corrosion resistance even at relatively low thickness and in salt atmospheres. It also features galvanic compatibility with aluminum and freedom from stick-slip, thus allowing reliable torquing of plated threads. Cadmium plating can be dyed to many colors and clear, has good lubricity and solderability, and works well either as a final finish or as a paint base.

Hi-Tech Metal Finishing offers these approved cadmium plating processes for these original equipment manufacturers.

Cadmium, although ideal for aerospace components, is extremely hazardous.  In fact, it has been banned by the European Union and is heavily restricted in the United States.  As a result, Zinc Nickel, which is an environmentally friendly alternative to cadmium, has been approved as a suitable substitute in many applications.  Much like cadmium, zinc nickel provides a protective, sacrificial coating with excellent corrosion resistance.  Unlike cadmium it is a harder coating that is resistant to high temperatures.  Mayday Manufacturing has been performing the zinc nickel plating process for over 10 years.

Non-Destructive Testing

Non-destructive testing, or NDT, is a process through which defects are detected in machined parts. Detecting defects early can help prevent the premature failure of a part or assembly during its service. This reduces the likelihood of faulty parts creating even more costly issues while in service. We offer a number of non-destructive testing services, including:

  • Conductivity – Aluminum material only
  • Copper Sulfate Test
  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection – Method A, B & D, Level 2 & 3, Form B & D
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Nital / Temper Etch Inspection
  • Rockwell Hardness
  • Water Immersion Test
  • Salt Spray Test

Anodize and Chemical Conversion Coating

Mayday Manufacturing has 12 foot tanks used for Chromic Acid Anodize, Boric Sulfuring Anodize, and Chem Film, along with a 6 foot tank for Sulfuric Acid Anodize and associated dyes.

Heat Treating

The method of heat treating metal is both a traditional and effective way to improve the overall strength and durability of a metal surface. We provide a full range of heat treating and cooling methods to enhance the performance of machined parts.

  • Heat Treat – PH Steels – 15-5, 13-8 & 17-4

For a quote on any of the above processing, please contact us.

Processing Services
Processing Services
Processing Services
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