Element's chemical processing capabilities range from passivation to pre-penetrant etch, macro etch, and alkaline-cleaning. In each instance, the chemical process performed has been developed to meet various engineering requirements critical to a product’s intended function.

Element's chemical processing laboratories are carefully designed and monitored to provide the highest quality processing environment. Our staff receive advanced training in technique and in operating and controlling processing solutions. Many aspects of the laboratory are automated and equipped with controls that minimize variations in the process.

Applications for various metals and nondestructive testing methods

Some of the applications for chemical processing include:

  • Pre-penetrant etching of titanium, aluminum, magnesium, stainless steels, nickel-based alloys

  • Macro etching of super nickel and titanium alloys for grain-size measurements and defect solutions

  • Passivation of stainless steels for corrosion resistance

  • Alkaline cleaning for non-ferrous materials

Element is a recognized leader in materials testing and inspection; our chemical processing methods and technology achieve the highest standards of quality in the industry.



SAE International

AMS 2643, AMS 2700, AMS-QQ-P-35

ASTM International

ASTM A262 (Method E), ASTM A262 (Practice A), ASTM A262 (Practices A & E), ASTM A262 (Practices A, B, C, & E), ASTM A561, ASTM A604, ASTM A763, ASTM A967, ASTM D3759, ASTM E45, ASTM E340, ASTM E381, ASTM E407, ASTM E646

General Motors North America


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