Metal Plating in Baltimore, MD

Fast Turnaround, Consistent Results

Are you a Baltimore-area manufacturer looking for a new metal plating and coating supplier? Turn to K&L Plating for your metal coating and finishing needs. We provide metal treatments, coatings, and finishes that meet your exact specifications and tight tolerances. And we can do it within your schedule, offering pick-up, delivery, and expedited services.

About K&L Plating

For over 60 years, K&L Plating has provided metal plating and finishing services to manufacturers and defense contractors based in Baltimore. From plating small components to large substrates to even painting a large vehicle with CARC paint, we have the capabilities, experience, and technical know-how to handle any size project you have.

We specialize in anodizing aluminum, chemical film conversion, electroless nickel plating, passivation for stainless steel, phosphate coating, zinc plating, and solid film lubrication. Our processes go through rigorous internal QA to ensure everything meets our high standards and your specifications. And all our processes comply with military, government, manufacturer, and industry-specific standards, so you know you are getting consistent, dependable results.

A Trusted Partner for Defense Contractors & Their Suppliers

We are an approved independent processor for several defense contractors, including Northrop Grumman. A Tier One Supplier of Northrop Grumman came to K&L Plating with large requirement for a pre-treatment finish on a rush basis for Aerospace related parts. We were able to meet Northrop Grumman’s strict quality standards and provide the required finish on time.

Industries We Serve

  • Aerospace
  • Defense / Military
  • Medical
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mass Transit
  • Communications
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Agricultural
  • Heavy Equipment

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Plating & Finishing

  • Same day or next day quote
  • Fully Compliant with Military, SAE (AMS), ISO, and ASTM specifications
  • Convenient pick up and delivery
  • Expedited service available


Our Specifications

  • AMS-2404F
  • AMS 2700E (Types 1-8)
  • ASTM A380
  • ASTM A967 Nitric 1-5
  • ASTM B117
  • ASTM B633 (Type I-VI)
  • ASTM B733
  • FED-STD-595
  • MIL-A-8625 (Type II & III)
  • MIL-C-16173
  • MIL-C-26074E
  • MIL-DTL-16232 (Type Z)
  • MIL-DTL-53022E
  • MIL-DTL-53030D
  • MIL-DTL-53072E
  • MIL-DTL-5541F (Type I & II)
  • MIL-DTL-64159B
  • MIL-PRF-46010 (Type I & II)
  • MIL-STD-753
  • TT-C-490
  • QQ-P-35

About Baltimore, MD

Baltimore has a long history of manufacturing in a variety of industries, including automotive and shipping. The city has been a crucial hub for defense contractors and industries supporting the war effort, especially during the two World Wars. At its peak, Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point Shipyard produced 116 ships between 1939 and 1946.

While many manufacturers left Baltimore in the second half of the 20th century, Baltimore remains a strong hub for defense contractors, medical and biotech research, and tech companies. And as these industries continue to grow and thrive in Baltimore and throughout Maryland, K&L Plating will be there to meet their plating and metal finishing needs.

Baltimore has a long history of industries dependent on metal plating, including Sparrows Point Shipyard.

Committed to the Chesapeake Bay

Alliance-for-Chesapeake-BayK&L Plating cares about our impact on the environment, especially the Chesapeake Bay. We utilize environmentally-responsible plating practices, RoHS-approved chemicals, and minimize the water runoff from our production process. We are members of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and our company was awarded the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s “Business For the Bay” recognition for our work.

Request a Quote for Metal Plating

Contact K&L Plating to receive a quote for your next metal plating job. Fill out the online form and we will get you a custom quote within the next business day.

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