Processes

 
August 24, 2018

Working with Flexible Circuits

Flexible circuits were first introduced as a replacement for wire harnesses. The earliest versions date back to World War II. Today, flex and rigid flex circuits are filling an important role across multiple industries, include applications in the medical, automotive, and telecom fields.

November 17, 2017

RBP Chemical Technology Completes Transition to ISO 9001:2015 One Year Ahead of Deadline

RBP Chemical Technology, Inc. is excited to announce that it has completed the transition to ISO 9001:2015 one year ahead of schedule.

ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

December 31, 2014

Process for Cleaning and Polishing 300 Series Stainless Steel

For parts without colored oxide:

December 30, 2014

Process for Cleaning and Polishing Nitinol or Titanium

Minimum recommended process for electropolishing Titanium alloys

  1. Clean in MicroClean Ti™ (RDZ-1849) (Time and temperature to be determined, no such thing as “too much”)
  2. Water Rinse
  3. Alcohol Rinse
  4. ElectroPolish Ti2 (RDZ-1676), 300+ Amps/ft2, up to 10 minutes
    OR
    Generic Electropolish (70/30 Methanol/sulfuric) which you can make, or can purchase Nitinol Titanium ElectroPolish (RDZ-1867), used at 7-10 volts, ~50 Amps/ft2, and below -20 degrees C.  If you are making this exciting blend, you may want to read “Control of Methanol-Sulfuric blends”.

If the polishing is non-uniform, the surface may be oxidized, and require a treatment after the MicroClean Ti™: MicroClean MV™ (RDZ-1995), which, although it is a strong acid de-oxidizer it will NOT remove metal.

December 30, 2014

Process for Cleaning and Polishing Cobalt/Chromium