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17-4 SS hardening and Hydrogen embrittlement

17-4 SS hardening and Hydrogen embrittlement

17-4 SS hardening and Hydrogen embrittlement

I have a fastener (1-1/4-7 x 5-1/2 HHCS) that is made of 17-4 Stainless.  It is in condition A as pre-machined and Condition H 900 post machined.  This leaves a very colorful finish which my customers percieve as rust and my marketing people hate.
The screw needs to be SS to resist corrosion.  We have used 410/416/416Se in the past.  Don't know why we have changed.

My question is: If I electropolish to a bright finish, (I assume we would spend the least amount of time in the tank that would make them shiny)
Do I run the danger of hydrogen embrittlement?
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RE: 17-4 SS hardening and Hydrogen embrittlement

In electropolishing the workpiece is the anode and sees no hydrogen deposition. You do nothing to increase the risk of H.E.

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