FZE Blog

Dec 26

Electropolish vs. Passivation for Stainless Steel

Industry professionals use metal finishing techniques to improve the functional and aesthetic qualities of metal parts and products. For stainless steel materials, electropolishing and passivation are two of the most popular finishing methods. The two processes have some similarities, but ultimately, there are clear distinctions between them. Although both employ... read more →
Nov 12

What is Stainless Steel Passivation?

Corrosion resistance is critical for metal used in a variety of applications where contamination may have a destructive impact during production or during a product’s end use. Though raw stainless steel begins with a high level of corrosion resistance, surface contamination from grease and oil, debris, and chemicals are usually... read more →
Oct 03

Understanding the Shaft Manufacturing Process

A gear or shaft is a toothed wheel that meshes with another shaft’s teeth to continually transmit rotational power. Engineers can mix and match gears and shafts of different diameters to vary the force and speed of these components’ rotation. Shafts have several important uses in the aerospace, agriculture, automotive,... read more →
Oct 03

Guide to CNC Prototyping

CNC machining is a subtractive process that uses precision cutting and shaping tools to sculpt workpieces into preprogrammed end products. Because CNC machinery is driven almost entirely by computerized processes, it can design objects to tight tolerances at high production speeds. This means that facilities that use CNC machining can accurately... read more →
Dec 05