APT To Exhibit at IEEE May 2-5 in Dallas, TX

Advanced Plating Technologies to Exhibit at IEEE Trade Show May 2-5 in Dallas, TX

Advanced Plating Technologies will travel to Dallas, TX in May for the IEEE/PES Transmission & Distribution Trade Show. APT will be exhibiting in booth 3315 at the Dallas Convention Center alongside more than 700 companies.

“I am thrilled to be exhibiting for the third consecutive IEEE conference to showcase our core plating & powder coating capabilities within the PT&D market” Said Technical Sales Manager, Matt Lindstedt.  “Advanced Plating has serviced the PT&D market since the 1940’s and continue to expand our core capabilities in matte and bright tin, high purity and semibright silver as well as electroless and electrolytic nickel plating services.  What’s more is due to our long-history in the industry, we can provide surface engineering solutions to existing corrosion, conductivity, surface wear and brazing issues that engineers within the industry may have.”



Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube for updates leading to the show. Stop by our website often and for general show information visit the IEEE website.

Fast Facts:

What: IEEE/PES T&D Trade Show

When: May 2-5, 2016

Booth: 3315

Where: Dallas Convention Center

650 S. Griffin Street

Dallas, TX


Products Finishing names APT 2016 ‘Top Shop’

Industry leading publication, Products Finishing Magazine, has named Advanced Plating Technologies a 2016 ‘Top Shop’ in electroplating.  Products Finishing conducts a survey each year for both electroplating and powder coating and names the top 50 shops in each respective category. Advanced Plating Technologies was a ‘Top Shop’ in 2015 for both electroplating and powder coating. This award is given based upon the following 4 criteria:

  • Current Finishing Technology
  • Finishing Practices and Performances
  • Business Strategies and Performance
  • Training and Human Resources. Web_TS_Logo

“This is the second year that Tim Pennington and Products Finishing have conducted their benchmark survey,” said Technical Sales Manager, Matt Lindstedt. “We want to thank everyone at Products Finishing for naming Advanced Plating Technologies as a ‘Top Shop’ for the second year in a row. We greatly appreciate them recognizing us as an elite metal finishing shop in the United States and look forward to the release of the 2016 ‘Top Shop’ list for powder coating.”


Watch the video below for a special message from President John Lindstedt and Technical Sales Manager Matt Lindstedt on the award:


APT Debuts new Eclipse-TPD™ Finish

Eclipse-TPD™: A Premier Low Reflectance Coating for Tactical Ammunition Applications

APT Debuts new Eclipse-TPD™ Finish:

Eclipse-TPD™ (Tactical Performance Defense) is the most advanced low reflectance coating available today for ammunition components. Eclipse-TPD™ provides a smoke-black, matte appearance that is ideal for use where low light reflectivity is a tactical requirement. Eclipse-TPD™ utilizes duplex coating technology with a molecular sealer to offer the highest corrosion performance and lubricity of any ammunition coating available today.


Eclipse-TPD™ can be applied to any basis material including brass, copper, steel and aluminum and will produce a similar finish regardless of the basis material.

The matte, smoke-black color of Eclipse-TPD™ provides a significant tactical advantage by dispersing light within the visible range. There is no other finish today that couples the lubricity and corrosion performance benefits with the low reflectance tactical advantage of Eclipse-TPD™.


Advanced Plating Technologies pioneered the use of duplex coating technology within the ammunition industry with our Techni-crom® and Black-TPD™ processes. Both of these industry-leading finishes utilize alloy topcoats plated over APT’s benchmark Ductabright 7a™ nickel to provide enhanced lubricity and corrosion performance.’

Be sure to stop by booth 15632 if attending SHOT Show to see samples and learn more about the new finish from a member of our Technical Sales Team. Also, view our YouTube channel for additional content leading up to the show!

Advanced Plating Technologies to Exhibit at 2016 SHOT Show

Advanced Plating Technologies will again be exhibiting at the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 19th-22nd. This marks the 13th year that APT will be hosting a booth at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show.


SHOT Show 2015


“We are thrilled to exhibit once again at SHOT to showcase first-hand our latest developments in metal finishing technology for the ammunition, firearm and defense markets.  We continue to focus on innovation with coatings that make products perform better, last longer and look superior, “ says Technical Sales Manager, Matt Lindstedt. “Just a few of our industry innovations include Techni-crom®, Ducta-bright 7a Nickel™ and Black-TPD™.  As this year’s show we will also be exhibiting new developments as well as staple capabilities like our heavy build copper plating of projectiles and stannic staining.”

SHOT Show marks the first trade show in 2016 for APT. Be sure to follow APT on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube for product features, blog posts, and general updates leading up to the show.

Fast Facts:

What: SHOT Show

When: Tuesday January 19-Thursday January 22

Where: Sands Convention Center – Las Vegas, Nevada

Booth: 15632

APT Adds Two New Members to the Company

Advanced Plating Technologies welcomes two new members to the team. Scott Benson will serve as the Sales & Marketing Associate and Lori Jo Kaczmarek will be responsible for Accounts Receivable and Customer Service support.

Scott graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a B.B.A. degree in Marketing. As Sales & Marketing Associate, Scott is responsible for sales inquiries, account applications, price confirmations, invoicing questions, and daily marketing activities like trade show planning, social media management, and blog content. Scott brings the latest marketing trends to Advanced Plating Technologies and looks forward to helping the company expand. Outside of the office, Scott enjoys staying active by exercising, riding his motorcycle, and playing the guitar. In the summer, he enjoys traveling to northern Wisconsin and spending time with family and friends.

Sales & Marketing Associate Scott Benson

Lori Jo holds an Associate’s degree in Accounting from MATC – Milwaukee and will be primarily responsible for accounts receivable; however, she will also be helping out in the Customer Service department. Her other responsibilities include billing inquiries and order status updates. Lori Jo is excited to join the APT team and looks forward to growing with the company. Outside of work, Lori Jo enjoys riding her Harley and is in a motorcycle organization called, ‘Guardians of the Children’. The organization’s platform is used to educate the public about child abuse prevention and to help child abuse victims.

Customer Service Associate, Lori Jo



Advanced Plating Technologies Ranks Among Top Fifty US Finishing Shops in 2015

Product Finishing Top Plating Shops AwardAdvanced Plating Technologies has been recognized as one of the best finishing shops in the United States by Products Finishing Magazine. Fifty finishing shops achieved this designation based upon 4 areas of criteria measured in Products Finishing’s industry benchmarking survey:

  • Current finishing technology
  • Finishing practices and performances
  • Business strategies and performances
  • Training and human resources

Significant statistical advantages of lead times, scrap and utilization were shared by the top shops as compared to several hundred North American plating operations that did not achieve the top fifty cut.

Complete details may be found at 2015 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.

Advanced Plating Technologies to Exhibit at 2015 SHOT Show

Advanced Plating Technologies will be exhibiting in booth 1009 at the 2015 SHOT show (Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade show) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 20th through the 23rd.

SHOT Show 2015


“We couldn’t be more excited to return for the twelfth consecutive year to the SHOT show,” says company President John Lindstedt.  “APT has continued to develop engineered coating technologies specific to the ammunition and firearm industries including our Black-TPD, Techni-crom and Ducta-bright 7a Nickel finishes.  In addition, we invested heavily in automation and processing capacity in 2014 to offer our premium processes in high volume and at competitive prices for today’s critical self defense, carry and law enforcement applications.”

We invite you to learn more about Advanced Plating Technologies’ range of coatings used in the ammunition and firearm markets within this site including more on our Techni-crom, Ducta-bright 7a Nickel and heavy build copper plating of projectiles.  

Advanced Plating Technologies has a very busy show schedule in 2015.  Stay tuned for future updates on upcoming exhibits.

Advanced Plating Technologies Featured in Products Finishing Trade Publication

Advanced Plating Technologies is featured in an article produced by industry source Products Finishing.  Making the Medical Grade for Gold Plating details the challenges and impacts of meeting the demanding finishing requirements of gold plating sub-miniature and micro parts used in medical applications. Article highlights include Advanced Plating Technologies‘ stringent process, tooling, and inspection requirements that enable consistent production of parts meeting the finish specifications of the medical, electronic and telecommunications industries.

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Image of 99.9% Pure Soft Gold Plated Interconnect Sleeves

99.9% Pure Soft Gold Plated Interconnect Sleeves



Advanced Plating Technologies Welcomes Erik Probasco to the role of Plant Manager

Erik comes to Advanced Plating Technologies with over 15 years of metal finishing and senior management experience.  Erik is a chemical engineer with an extensive background in precious metals plating across a breadth of industries including the medical, electronics and telecommunication markets.  “Erik comes to Advanced Plating Technologies with the same passion for metal finishing and desire to push the industry further that our leadership team shares,” says company President John Lindstedt.  “We are thrilled to welcome him to Advanced Plating Technologies and look forward to his contributions to our company moving forward.”