Passivated Stainless Steel Chicago

Chicago has one of the world’s largest and most diversified economies; since the 1970s, the mid-west experienced a decline in its manufacturing facilities, earning itself a nickname of “Rust Belt.” Since then, many companies have shifted gears, applying their manufacturing expertise to a range of high-tech industries, including the biotech, healthcare, and medical device sectors.

During the manufacturing of devices and parts for these Chicago industries, tubes, pipes and metal parts holding the production machinery together begin to wear down over time and develop corrosion or rust, and cracks or crevices that contain contaminants; these contaminants can slow down production times or turn into health hazards.

How Passivation Benefits Medical Device Production Facilities

Passivation is a chemical process whereby free iron and other microscopic particles get removed from the surface of stainless steel, insuring that the metal will not rust in a corrosive environment.

Corrosion is a natural process, which converts refined metal to their more stable oxide. It is the gradual destruction of materials (usually metals) by chemical reaction with their environment.

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Passivation improves the stainless steel corrosion resistance by removing iron and other unwanted foreign materials from the surface of the metal. This improvement leads to faster production times, fewer hazards and higher quality assurance scores.

Ref: http://www.qmed.com/mpmn/article/medtech-meets-manufacturing-windy-city
Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrosion