The first step in the production process is order entry, where all parts are entered into our computer data system and assigned individual work orders, job tickets, and job reports for traceability. Each order is then tagged for processing.
Polishing & Buffing
Parts that require a high luster or a satin finish may undergo polishing or buffing. This process enhances the base metal and results in a higher-quality end product for the customer. After polishing and buffing has been completed, all parts are degreased and inspected in preparation for plating.
Barrel & Rack Plating
Imperial offers both rack and barrel plating. If it's metal, we can plate it — everything from miniature electronic terminals to 14-foot channels, from automotive components to continuous hinges, and from precision hand tools to decorative point-of-purchase displays. Even more impressive. Imperial offers a variety of finishes needed for your application.
Imperial is dedicated to quality and has developed an independent quality assurance program. Our specialists carefully examine your products at every stage of the production process to ensure that they meet your requirements. As a result, fewer than 1 percent of products finished in our plant each year are returned for reprocessing. In order to provide you with the highest-quality product in.a timely manner.
Protecting the Environment
Imperial is committed to protecting the environment through state-of-the-art chemistry, equipment and technology and a dedicated team of environmental health and safety specialists. These specialists are responsible for overseeing Imperial's compliance with all state and federal environmental regulations.
Lab Analysis and Final Inspection
Our laboratory has the capability of running atomic absorption as well as destruct and non-destruct, thickness testing, and tank analysis on site. This enables our quality assurance team to ensure thickness certification.
Imperial has the ability to pick up your parts, process them during one of our three shifts, and deliver them back to you with an on-time service and delivery tracking system. Before shipping, each product is examined for careful, neat and secure packaging so that your product arrives in perfect condition with a signed and approved inspection report.