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Passivation & Chemical Etching Services

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Passivation & Chemical Etching Services
Passivation & Chemical Etching Services

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At Pacific Magnetic & Penetrant Co., Inc., we provide chemical processing, including passivation, etching, and cleaning for the aerospace and commercial industries. Nitric acid passivation, nitric/hydrofluoric acid etching, and nitric/hydrofluoric/chromic acid etching processes are available for stainless steel, titanium, and aluminum alloys. Prior to treatment, chemical descaling, acid pickling, grit blasting, or other means as necessary prepare the metal substrate. Barrel or rack equipment can be used to provide the optimal processing method, depending on the geometry, size, and volume of parts.

We are NADCAP accredited and employ the following testing methods: high humidity, salt spray, and copper sulfate testing, to verify the corrosion resistance of treated components. The typical lead-time for an order averages 2 to 3 days for passivation and chemical etching services, with expedited service available for rush orders. We provide pick-up and delivery to most areas for added customer convenience. For additional information about our passivation and chemical process services, see the table below, or contact us directly.

Passivation & Chemical Etching Capabilities:

Finishing Service
Passivation
Chemical Etching
Processes
Nitric Acid Passivation
Nitric Hydrofluoric
Nitric Hydrofluoric Chromic
Equipment
Barrel
Rack
Substrates
Passivation
  • Stainless Steel
Chemical Etching
  • Titanium
  • Aluminum Alloys
Pre-Treatment
Chemical Descaling
Acid Pickling
Grit Blasting
  • Glass Bead
  • Aluminum Oxide
Mechanical and Chemical Cleaning
Acid Pickling
Testing
High Humidity
Salt Spray
Copper Sulfate
Additional Services
Consulting
Diagnostics
Pick-up and Delivery in Local Areas
Production Volume
Small Volumes
Large Volumes
Typical Lead Time
2-3 Days
Rush/Expediting Services Available

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