Technical Analysis: Dephosphating of high strength components before heat treatment 27 July 2016

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.

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