PASSIVATION – min lot $350 – water immersion $250

Passivation Services:

Our passivation process is designed to remove iron from the surface of stainless steel material. If the iron is not removed prior to putting the parts in service, the remaining iron forms a corrosion site limiting it’s useful life. We currently serve the electronic, connector, semiconductor sectors as well as many areas of commercial, military and aerospace manufacturing.

Capabilities & Capacities:

Rack Plating

For intricate shapes, including molded contacts, connectors, rotatable connectors, ground springs, and selective plating.

Wire Plating

For high volume mid-size parts, selective plating, intricate geometries.

Extensive In-house Quality and Analytical Laboratory

Featuring the latest in Chemical Analysis and Atomic Absorption.

Tank Plating

2 feet x 2 feet x 2 feet (Low Phosphorus)

*12% env fee applicable on all orders.

*Notice is hereby given that Sheffield Platers Terms and Conditions of sale, QP4.3F06 Rev D shall apply to this order and can be found here: Terms & Conditions


PROCESS: Passivate

QQ – P – 35/ AMS – QQ – P - 35

Type II: Stainless Steel Only
Type IV: Intended to improve corrosion resistance
Type VII: Does not de-scale or improve cosmetics
Type VIII: Some alloys may be exempted from passivation

AMS 2700

METHOD 1 DETAIL: Passivation in Nitric Acid
METHOD 2 DETAIL: Passivation of Citric Acid (This service is not provided by Sheffield Platers)
Type 1 DETAIL: Low Temp Nitric Acid with Sodium Dichromate
Type 2 DETAIL: Medium Temp Nitric Acid with Sodium Dichromate
Type 3 DETAIL: High Temp Nitric Acid with Sodium Dichromate
Type 4 DETAIL: 40% Nitric Acid for Free Machining Steels
Type 5 DETAIL: Anodic, for High Carbon Martensitic Steels (This service is not provided by Sheffield Platers)
Type 6 DETAIL: Low Temp Nitric Acid
Type 7 DETAIL: Medium Temp Nitric Acid
Type 8 DETAIL: Medium Temp, High Nitric Acid Concentration

ASTM A 967 / ASTM A 380

Nitric 1 DETAIL: Medium Temp Nitric Acid with Sodium Dichromate
Nitric 2 DETAIL: Low Temp Nitric Acid
Nitric 3 DETAIL: Medium Temp Nitric Acid
Nitric 4 DETAIL: Medium Temp High Nitric Acid Concentration
Nitric 5 DETAIL: Other, Nitric Acid
Citric 1-5 (This service is not provided by Sheffield Platers)


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