We have the unique capability to custom design solutions for our customers within our in-house lab, enabling us to create a tailored, innovative solution.

Our process development and research laboratory in Albert Lea, MN is where “The Science of Finishing” concept begins. With over 30 different pieces of equipment at their disposal, our experienced technicians and engineers have the resources to test various finishing methods to find the best and most cost-effective option for your application. Choosing the correct finishing method is a complex formula with many factors including machine, media, compound, and time among others. Almco has been refining this process of discovery for over 70 years and has become the industry standard.

For no cost or obligation to you, Almco offers:

  • Sample parts testing and process development in our lab.
  • Parts returned with a detailed lab report within 2 weeks of arrival.
  • With purchase of recommended equipment, media and compound; Almco process results are guaranteed.

Experience savings opportunities for parts finishing through our free sample processing offer. Send in your quantity of unfinished parts, along with specific requirements that must be met and Almco will process them using various medias, compounds and machines until an optimum combination is found.

Visit our Almco facilities including over 8,000 sq. ft. of the newest up-to-date technological finishing and cleaning equipment available for free process development. Includes a 12’ x 24’ climate controlled post processing cleanliness test and evaluation room complete with customer conference area.

Our state-of-the-art test room has a wide range of capabilities:

  • Millipore Testing
  • Precision Digital Scale
  • Laboratory Test Oven
  • Contact Surface Profile Measuring
  • Conference Area
  • Hirox Digital Microscope
    • Up to 3200x Magnification
    • Non-Contact Surface Profile Measure
    • 3-D Imaging
    • Edge-break and Radius Measuring
    • Motorized X+Y Platform

Process Request Form

Filling out this information will help our lab engineers determine the best process for finishing your parts. By submitting this form, an email will be sent to our lab and sales team. This will help insure proper processing of your sample parts.

Send in Your Samples

An essential step in determining the right equipment for your part is running samples in our lab. Once we have your parts in house, we’ll determine what type of media and processing times it will take to get your desired finish. Please send samples to:

Attn: Doug Brown
902 E Main Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Be sure to include your contact information and any other information not provided in the form above. Providing us with your production volume and potential budget is essential for determining the equipment.






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