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Does Chemical Passivation Increase Corrosion Resistance?

Jul 17, 2013 10:38:00 AM

Chemical passivation is frequently used to increase the corrosion resistance of stainless steel by eliminating free iron and other surface contaminants. Despite the process's history and widespread use as a method for improving part longevity in corrosive environments, its ineffectiveness is causing engineers to look for other methods to protect their parts from corrosion.

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Does Chemical Passivation Increase Corrosion Resistance?

Chemical passivation is frequently used to increase the corrosion resistance of stainless steel by eliminating free iron and other surface contaminants. Despite the process's history and widespread use as a method for improving part longevity in corrosive environments, its ineffectiveness is causing engineers to look for other methods to protect their parts from corrosion.

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Comparing Methods for Deburring Metal

Jul 10, 2013 8:38:07 AM

When metal parts are stamped or machined, they may be left with ragged edges and burrs that impede their performance. Burrs on a sharp metal cutting implement, for example, may hinder its ability to cut smoothly. Burrs may also break off during use, posing hazards when metal tools are used in medical or food applications—broken-off flecks of metal could make their way into food or a medical patient.

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