1016 – Component used in a piston assembly that needed surface improvement
#1016 - Micro Finish Improvement/ Decorative
Aerospace - Manufacturers of piston assemblies for the aircraft industry
347 stainless steel
This part is used as a flex coupling and has seal rings inserted inside. The part is copper plated to act as a mask prior to Malcomizing/heat treating. After Malcomizing, the ‘Sleeve’ is stripped of the copper plating by reverse electrolysis. This leaves a rough surface finish
The entire component was electropolished with specifications to remove a controlled amount of material to achieve the required surface finish. The ‘Sleeve’ is bright and has a uniform finish. We provide special handling, inspection and packaging.
Note to engineer:Most heat treating operations produce at the minimum, heat discoloration, and at worst, heavy scale. Electropolishing is often specified as a post-heat treating operation to remove surface contamination. However, proper handling and pre- heat treat operations can maximize end finish results. Please contact our technical representatives for further information.