Bend Plating started in 1980 by Frank Tapia. Back then, our initial plating shop worked on a variety of jobs. These ranged from antique cook stoves to private aircraft. Although our projects were varied, they shared something in common: unparalleled quality, flexibility, and detail, no matter the service.
As the projects evolved in complexity, finish, and quantity, so did Bend Plating. After incorporating metal finishing services, our team recognized the difficulty with the then industry-standard brass. So, we pioneered the application of user-friendly finishes. These finishes were tarnish-resistant and required minimal maintenance. It only made sense that we would introduce the first gold plated trim for multiple uses, shifting the US and Canadian markets from brass trim to gold nearly overnight.
Years later, we are still evolving. We saw a need to reduce lead times for our customers who were requiring PVD – LTAVD coatings. So, we brought this process in-house and directly provided it to our customers. Only one out of ten metal plating shops across the country offer polishing services. Of those that do offer metal polishing services, only about 10% utilize robots and automated polishing techniques.
At Bend Plating, we offer manual, robotic, and automated metal polishing services. This sets us distinctly apart from other metal processing shops.
Our commitment to our clients has kept us delivering stunning results for over 35 years. With over 100 years of combined experience in metal finishing, our team is dependable and highly skilled. Call or email today for a complimentary estimate on your project.
When Bend Plating introduced the first gold plated trim for multiple uses, it shifted the US and Canadian markets from brass trim to gold nearly overnight. We knew that pushing boundaries was our niche. In the late nineties, Bend Plating incorporated robotic polishing, which was employed by less than 10% of metal finishing companies worldwide at the time. Today, we proudly offer electroplating, metal finishing, polishing and PVD under one roof. Because of this, we can reduce handling, lead time, cost and liability for our customers.
Since 1980, clients from around the globe have come to rely on our business as their top choice for metal processing and finishing. Accordingly, Bend Plating is the top multi-industry metal finisher across the country. Our company ships finished products around the world. And, our commitment to our clients has kept us delivering high-quality service and stunning results since 1980. So, with over 100 years of combined experience in metal finishing, our team is dependable and highly skilled. Call or email today for a complimentary estimate on your project.