About

DCI Aerotech History

DCI Aerotech, located in Detroit, Michigan, is a certified FAA Repair Station offering a variety of in-house materials and parts finishing services. We hold Nadcap and EASA certification and can provide turn-key maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions to aerospace, industrial, military and agricultural manufacturers throughout the United States and Europe.

Patriotic Roots

During World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Detroit as an integral component of the “Arsenal of Democracy” for the United States. At that time, 7515 Lyndon Avenue was one of the metal finishers intimately involved in supporting the war effort. In 1948 the plant was sold to the private sector and Chrome Electro Forming (A.K.A. Detroit Chrome) was born. From its roots the company has consistently focused on its commitment to quality.

WW II plane

Growth & Expansion

Starting off as a 2,600-sq.ft. single-process plant, the company has expanded its facility to include 7 buildings (240,000 sq.ft.) on an 8-acre campus and currently performs over 100 different in-house processes.

Certification Expands Capabilities

In 1996 the company received its first Nadcap certification in chemical processing and DCI Aerotech (a division of Detroit Chrome) began. Since that time, DCI Aerotech has expanded its Nadcap certifications to include nondestructive testing, surface enhancement (shot peening), grinding and HVoF.

Additionally, the company retained approval from the FAA as a certified “FAA Repair Station,” making DCI Aerotech one of the few metal finishers in the country with that designation.

One Stop Shop Solution Benefits our Customers

DCI Aerotech’s current size and certifications, allows us to turn-key maintenance, repair and overhaul operations for all of our customers. Our customers benefit by eliminating duplication of vendors and by decreased turnaround times.

For a more detailed listing of our capabilities, please refer to our DCI Processes and remember…
the next time you fly, think DCI!