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What Can and Can’t Be Passivated?

November 8, 2022

Passivation is a widely used chemical finishing process to remove contaminants and improve the corrosion resistance of metal parts, including stainless steel and alloys like Nitinol and titanium. While passivation can be effective for many parts, for certain parts and applications, other methods may provide superior results.

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How Do I Know If My Part Is Passive?

August 11, 2020
Learn how to assess a part’s passive state and overall corrosion resistance, including salt spray, humidity, copper sulfate, and ferroxyl testing

How Does Passivation Work?

September 24, 2014
Passivation is an effective way to remove surface impurities, but electropolishing is far more efficient in deburring and increasing corrosion resistance

Does Chemical Passivation Increase Corrosion Resistance?

July 17, 2013
Learn why chemical passivation improves the corrosion resistance of stainless steel parts somewhat but is not as effective as electropolishing
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