Finishing Services

Passivation

At a glance

Applicable Materials

Colors

n/a

Texture

Smooth glossy finish

Can be applied with

Black Oxide, Electroless Nickel Plating, Electropolish, Zinc Plating, Tumbling, Media Blasting

About the Process

Passivation is a chemical reaction that causes a material to be less affected by corrosion or other environmental factors. Passivation causes a micro-coating to be applied on the surface of the material by allowing the material to oxidize, then converting the oxidation to a metalophosphate. This surface is then sealed into the part using either a manganese or zinc compound.

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