Determining Acceptance Criteria for Metal Defects

We have some metals and we would like to know which standard to buy to determine appropriate acceptance criteria for different metals “defects” for example, rust, halo effect, etc.
Monica P. – August 24, 2009

Dear Ms. Monica P,

Without knowing any of the specifics about your company’s product such as material type, design requirements or the product’s intended end use, I can only make a general recommendation that your company purchase a copy of Volume 5 of the American Society for Metals Handbook for Surface Engineering.

This handbook contains a wealth of information regarding metal surface requirements for electroplating, paints and coatings, surface cleaning and other finishing methods.  Go to then select “Materials Information” then select “ASM Handbooks” to purchase a copy of this reference book.  I hope this helps.

Best regards,

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