Katy Spring  

Home

Company

Technical

Contact Us

Testimonials

Spring Manufacturer Slides

Katy Spring Articles

Katy Spring Press Releases

Katy Spring Feedback

Katy Spring Employment

Katy Spring Site Map

 

Online Spring Catalog

 

Stainless Steel Springs Oxidation


Oxidation of Stainless Steel Springs

Many times customers ask why springs made out of stainless look discolored. Oxide grows out of stainless steel spring wire when the spring wire is stress relieved. The oxidation color is a yellowy-brown color that grows darker with higher temperatures during the stress-relieve process. This color is caused by light refraction of incoming light by the translucent multi-layer oxide. The color is a trick of the light and is not "real".

This yellow-brown color is resistant to corrosion and will not impair the function of the spring. However, if the discoloration needs to be removed due to cosmetic reasons, the springs can be cleaned off via a pickling process or passivating per ASTM A380.


 

Have questions? Fill out the simple form
below to request a phone call.
 
Your Name:      
Email Address: 
Phone Number:
                         

 

 

 

   

   

 

Please send inquiries to: sales@katyspring.com
Ph. 281-391-1888



Spring Manufacturer

Spring Manufacturing Institute

Spring Manufacturer
Spring Manufacturer

Follow Katy Spring:

Home | Company Info | Technical Info | Catalog | Testimonials | Contact | Site Map | Stock Compression Springs | Stock Extension Springs
Compression Springs | Extension Springs | Torsion Springs | Flat Springs | Wire Forms | Slideshow | Spring Manufacturer |
Katy Spring Blog
| Precise Compression Spring Requirements | Spring Manufacturing Quality | What is a Compression Spring?
Large Compression Springs | Small Springs | Heavy Duty Springs

Website maintained by Masgraphics

© Copyright 2000-2016 KATY SPRING & MFG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Katy Spring is your source for custom formed spring metal component spring manufacturer. We have Compression Springs, Extension Springs, Torsion Springs, flat Springs. Spring manufacturers