Colorado Springs Electropolishing & Passivation
Colorado Springs is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of El PasoCounty, Colorado, United States. Colorado Springs is located in the east central portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located 60 miles south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.
Military machine shops, aerospace and work facilities. We do electropolishing and passivation on stainless steel parts for these industries, from small medical devices to large cleaning for oxygen tanks.
Note: Our passivation and electropolishing facility is centrally located in Kansas due to the ease of delivering and receiving pieces and parts from all over the country. Most companies mail or deliver by semi… parts, pieces and/or tanks to us for electropolishing and passivation. We also have a mobile passivation that drives to your location which covers a service area from coast to coast. Get a quote from us before going local just because they are closer.
Many of the nation’s major aerospace contractors base important operations in Colorado, including Ball Aerospace, Boeing, ITT Exelis, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Sierra Nevada Corporation and United Launch Alliance. These companies are leading some of the nation’s most significant space projects. Sierra Nevada Corporation is changing the commercial space landscape with its Dream Chaser space transportation system, and Lockheed Martin is developing the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle to carry astronauts on deep space missions. Additionally, Ball Aerospace serves as an important anchor, headquartered in the region and serving civil, commercial and military markets. In 2010, NASA awarded contracts totaling more than $1.5 billion to Colorado aerospace companies, earning the state a fourth-place ranking nationally. Read more here.
*We provide Mobile Passivation & Electropolishing For Colorado Springs, CO – We can come to you or you can mail your parts and pieces to us via UPS or transport via Semi truck. It is less expensive to electropolish than to buy new parts.
Many of the manufacturers and industries in the Colorado Springs area, like aerospace and food and beverage, occasionally need electropolishing for passivating stainless steel parts, tanks and surfaces. Many companies don’t even know what electropolishing is or how it can benefit them.
Electropolishing is a process which electro-chemically strips off a thin layer of the base material, removing oxides, impurities and is an effective deburring process that removes any flecks of metal or contaminants that may be present from machining.
Some Of The Military Industries In Colorado Springs We Service
- Semiconductor Companies
- Pharmaceutical Labs
- Hydraulic & Pneumatic
- Ultra High Purity Facilities
- Dental Industry & More
Have Questions About Passivation? Call 620-842-3701
The process tends to focus on stainless steels, it removes iron or iron oxide which can exist on the surface of stainless steel as contamination a machining process, grinding or fabrication.
After electropolishing, the metal is usually passivated in a solution of nitric acid which expels any remaining free iron without removing the chromium oxide or base metal. Areas such as cracks, holes or crevices that might not have been exposed to the electropolishing process become passivated.