By Stefan Lenzer, global product manager metallurgy, MacDermid GmbH
High strength fasteners must be dephosphated before heat treatment to prevent phosphate residues having a negative influence on the performance of the heat treatment process. This article looks at the process of phosphating and dephosphating as well as application and quality control.
Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.
Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.