As much as we all hate to admit it, mistakes sometimes occur when designing or maintaining our projects. Bossard Proven Productivity is here to make sure you are aware of the risks of metal-to-metal corrosion and how to prevent rust.
Visually, corrosion is harmful to the appearance and surface of an item. More importantly, it can cause structural damage if it isn’t discovered and prevented from the very beginning.
In order to understand how to fix your problem, you have to know what kind of corrosion you’re dealing with and what causes it.
How does metal-to-metal corrosion happen? In the simplest words, the contact between different metals causes accelerated galvanic corrosion to occur in one of those metals, while the other remains protected. To prevent this, you don’t want a large cathode surface in contact with a small anode surface.
To prevent this type of corrosion from happening, electrically insulate the two metals from each other. If there is no contact, then the reaction will not occur.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to choose fasteners carefully during the initial stages of the design process to avoid chances of corrosion from the start. Choosing metals that have similar electropotentials can prevent the headache of metal-to-metal corrosion. Plating is another way to use more noble metals that better resist corrosion.
Read our blogs on the surface treatment processes to find out how Bossard products are treated for minimal corrosion.
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Metal-to-Metal Corrosion by Bossard