Colorado HypoTube is a custom fabricator of metal tube and wire products made for industries such as; fiber-optics, surgical tools, aerospace, applicator needles, bio-robotics, and fluid handling. We can work together to bring your ideas from concept to production. We strive for the highest quality delivered on time and budget. Go to ColoradoHypotube.com for more details. Contact us to see if we can help make your ideas happen.
We offer Electro-Polishing at Colorado HypoTube:
Electro-Polishing is a process that involves submerging a stainless steel part into a solution of Phosphoric acid and other chemicals while applying an electrical current. Variables include time, temperature and current that interact with the total surface area of the part being treated.
Electro-Polishing can be used to clean, shape or polish stainless steel as required and always leaves the part passivated and free of contaminates.
Variations in current and temperature can be manipulated to round edges, remove burrs or even bring parts to a sharp point. HypoTube can be brought to a razor edge with skillful application of this process.
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At Colorado HypoTube we perform both Citric & Nitric chemical passivation as defined by ASTM A-380 and ASTM A967 as well at electro-chemical processing of stainless steel tube, wire and parts. These passivation processes are used for cleaning, descaling and sanitation of stainless steel.
Pre-cleaning is an important part of the process. Grease, oils, biologic and chemical contaminants should be removed before the acidic immersion process.
Most jobs at Colorado HypoTube, Inc. are passivated in a Citric solution based
on CitriSurf 22.
Proper agitation and temperature control is also vital to the process. The solution needs to be maintained at the proper temperature and some form of agitation must be applied during the immersion cycle. At Colorado HypoTube we use heated ultrasonic tanks in the passivation process so the parts are assured to have complete, consistent coverage of the solution.
Several thorough rinses in Deionized water leaves a virtual spot-free finish. Parts and tubes and are generally dried at 230°F to assure all surfaces are dry before shipment.
Our daily need for passivation within our own processes means our systems are always at the ready to passivate your parts quickly and efficiently. And that equates to short turnaround times and ultra-competitive prices for all your passivation needs.
We are ready to talk tube. Stainless Steel tube. Tube bending. Tube forming. Tube grinding. Hypo Tube. Anything pertaining to Stainless Steel tube and wire. Call us and we will see if we can do something to help you.
We are located in Westminster, Colorado with easy highway access.
We would love to see if we can help you with your Stainless Steel hypo tube and wire needs.
Here are some of the stainless steel surface treatments we offer at Colorado HypoTube:
ASTM – A967 Chemical passivation treatment for stainless steel parts
ASTM – A380 Cleaning, descaling and passivation of stainless steel parts
ASTM – B912 Passivation of stainless steel using electro polishing
QQ-P-35C / AMS QQ-P-35A
Bright, shiny finish
Finish razor edge tube
Cleaning prior to passivation
Surface finish less than 8 RMS
Ultra sharp pointing of wire
Preparation for over-molding
Visual location marking
Improved finish for adhesion
Surface finish from 30 – 320 Ra
Very tight tolerances can be held on location
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Here at Colorado HypoTube, one of the services we offer is electro-polishing.
• Bright, shiny finish
• Cleaning prior to passivation
• Ultra sharp pointing of wire
• Finish razor edge tube
• Surface finish less than 8 RMS
Colorado HypoTube has added a standard to our list of passivation standards.
The new one is:
QQ-P-35C / AMS QQ-P-35A
The others on the list are:
As well as other standards – please ask if you don’t see what you are looking for on our list.
Most processes available next-day or even same day in many cases.
We want to do your passivation!
For more information about our passivation processes,
give us a call or email us.
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We have added some photos so you can easily see some of the work we do. Hopefully the visuals will illustrate some of the unique applications we offer relating to stainless steel tube and wire. If you don’t see anything here that looks like what you need, give us a call. We are always looking for ways to give our clients what they need.
We look forward to working with you.
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