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Special Processes Laboratory

The Special Processes Laboratory of the Space Science and Engineering Division supplies a variety of services to the Institute and other clients. These services are quick turn-around and completed in-house.

William Perry, Acting Manager

Services provided by the laboratory include:

  • Printed circuit boards
    • Plated-thru-holes
    • Polyamide
    • Multi-layer
    • Teflon
    • Flexible
    • Duriod

  • Plastics
    • Vacuum forming
    • Conformal coatings MIL-I-46058 (Type UR)
    • Potting and encapsulating
    • Thermoforming of thermoplastics

  • Silk screen
    • Circuit board component legend
    • Equipment panels
    • Labels and signs
    • Magnetic signs
    • Special applications

  • Metal treatment
    • Conversion coating on aluminum (MIL-SPEC)
    • Conversion coating on magnesium
    • Anodizing of aluminum (clear, hard blue and black) MIL-SPEC
    • Passivation of stainless steel

  • Chemical machining and etching
    • Mechanical parts (thickness: 0.010 or less)
    • Aluminum and brass for labels and signs
    • Stainless steel labels and component marking

  • X-ray
    • Potted modules
    • Connector assemblies
    • Components

  • Machining
    • Equipment panels
    • Bezels rubber gaskets
    • Plastic

  • Plating
    • Gold
    • Silver
    • Nickel
    • Tin
    • Copper
    • Palladium
    • Tin-lead
    • Platinum

  • Labels
    • Scotchcal (various colors)
    • Name plates (desk and wall)
    • Fotofoil (various colors)

  • Cleaning
    • Vapor -- degreasing and ultrasonic cleaning

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May 09, 2014