Other - Manufacturer of fasteners
303 stainless steel
Our customer had heat treated 30,000 303 stainless steel ‘Stop Nuts’ by accident. As a result, the entire batch of parts were highly discolored and heavily oxidized. They were looking to remove the heat treat discoloration and oxidation to salvage these parts.
We electropolished a small sample lot to clean and brighten the heavily discolored ‘Stop Nuts’. The samples came out brite passive and free of heat treat discoloration. Our customer approved the electropolished samples and sent us the order for 30,000 pieces. They avoided scrapping out several thousand dollars of material by electropolishing.
Note to engineer: We routinely salvage a wide range of parts. As is often the case, by the time we get the call, the project has reached the emergency stage. We can respond to your needs quickly if you can submit:
2. A representative sample of an approved part
3. Blueprints depicting critical surfaces or tolerances
If your scrap room is hiding some oversized or contaminated parts, we may be able to free up some inventory and lower your costs.
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