About Us

Coating Parts from Around the Country for Superior Performance

Longer Tool Life = Greater Profits

Surface Solutions has been in business since 1995, depositing high-performance, physical vapor deposition (PVD) coatings on our customers’ tools, components, and products. We have a lot of experience providing cathodic-arc PVD coatings.

Our shop, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Fridley, occupies approximately 12,850 square feet. Although much of our business is local in nature, we coat parts from all over the country. Primarily, our line of business is coating medical parts, industrial tools and wear components with various PVD coatings. We currently offer five different coatings (TiN, TiCN, AlTiN, CrN and Alpha™).

In addition to our main business, we offer the following services:

  • Hand polishing of tools, components, and machine parts
  • Tumbling
  • Mass finishing
  • Glass-bead and sandblasting
  • Stripping (removal) of coatings

Take advantage of our free consulting services. If we don’t think our service is the best solution to your problem or application, we’ll recommend other services or solutions that may perform better or be more cost-effective.

We are here to help your business be more profitable!


Our mission is to improve our customer’s productivity and profitability by providing a superior PVD coating service.

We accomplish this by applying high-performance, wear resistant coatings to our customer’s tools and parts, with superior service, at a reasonable price.
If you have a production, productivity, or tooling wear problem that you think can be improved by applying a coating, give us a call. Chances are you will soon be like hundreds of our other happy customers getting over ten times their money back by using PVD coatings.

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