Stainless Steel Citric Passivation Services
While on the shop floor, parts are exposed to contaminants such as dirt, oil, grease, and microscopic free iron particles that are transferred to the surface of the steel from cutting tools. These non-visible particles prevent stainless steel from forming a complete passive layer and can lead to rusting on the part’s surface.
Citric passivation is a chemical surface treatment designed to increase corrosion resistance and reduce the impact of environmental exposure on stainless steel components or parts. Stainless steel passivation removes the free iron particles that may have been deposited during the manufacturing process to increase your finished product’s durability, quality, and lifespan. This service does not affect the component’s dimensions from machining, making it a safe process for applications requiring tight tolerances.
Choose Jaco Machine Works for High-Quality Citric Passivation Services
Jaco Machine Works’ citric acid passivation services, controlled chemistry, and detailed recordkeeping allow for consistent and repeatable results while meeting all requirements pertaining to ASTM A967 and ASTM A380 standards. All of our processing equipment and measuring/testing devices are kept up to date on maintenance and calibration in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D standards.
Each passivation process is validated using copper sulfate testing and certified with a unique identifier traceable to the inspection and chemistry records specific to that passivation lot. Passivation process certifications are available upon request for medical applications. Contact us to learn more about our citric passivation services, lot traceability, or capacity to meet most industrial standards.
Our Citric Acid Passivation Process
Jaco’s proven process emphasizes the importance of quality from start to finish. From thoroughly pre-cleaning parts to maximize passivation effectiveness to multiple post-passivation rinses to prevent water marks, our procedures are able to improve the durability, longevity, and aesthetic appearance of stainless steel products. Unlike nitric passivation, citric acid passivation offers many advantages to the production of your precision parts:
- Cost-effective way to enhance any custom stainless steel machined parts
- Environmentally-friendly processes using deionized water sources
- Removes iron without leaving any other elements in the alloy
- Yields quality results without producing hazardous waste or air pollutants
The Benefits of Stainless Steel Passivation
In addition to increasing the corrosion resistance of parts made from stainless steel, citric passivation services create many benefits for your custom-manufactured components:
- Reduces production costs and raises component quality
- Improves component cleanliness by removing surface impurities and contaminants
- Improves the sterilization process for medical equipment
- Increases stainless steel quality for aerospace and military applications
- Helps enhance and extend the product’s operating lifespan
Discuss Your Citric Passivation Needs with Jaco Machine Works Today
With a commitment to producing high-quality medical devices, aerospace components, and other custom industrial parts, Jaco Machine Works has the citric passivation experience to provide a complete solution for all your stainless steel manufacturing needs. We are dedicated to producing the best components with fast turnaround times through our comprehensive design for manufacturing services. We also offer:
Jaco Machine Works is here to produce excellent products that meet any specification for every application. Contact us to discuss your citric passivation or other needs. Request a quote to begin your process.