The First Step in the Metal Treatment Process

High Performance Metal Finishing provides vapor degreasing. Degreasing is an essential part of the production process. It removes the oil and dirt from the surface, leaving it ready for further operations, such as electropolishing or painting.

The Degreasing Process

The use of lubricants and oils is sometimes necessary when processing sheet metal parts. For example, cooling lubricants are used before turning, milling, or forming oils. Since the residues of the grease and oils have a disturbing effect in further processing steps, degreasing is necessary in preparatory surface treatment.

Metal Preparation

We rinse the parts prior to the degreasing to make sure that any dirt or contaminants are removed.


We run the parts through our vapor washing systems to assure that every level of the metal has been thoroughly degreased.


Our post-treatments vary on what your specifications are. We offer Electropolishing, Passivation, and Pickling as final finish processes.

Clean Room

Following the degreasing and selected post-treatment, we keep your parts in a purification area to keep it away from possible impurities.

Benefits of Degreasing

Degreasing a part is a critical component in the metal finishing process. Without the proper cleaning prior to processing, the parts’ quality dramatically declines. At our facility, we know the importance of thoroughly cleaning every part to ensure the highest quality of processing and continue to exceed the standards of our industry.

Degreasing Attributes:

  • Cleans the metal
  • Allows for substrates to attach
  • Smooths surface
  • Removes contaminants
  • Pulls soil from the part
  • Reduced Maintenance
  • Prevents Corrosion


Degreasing is used in a varying degree of industries, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Aerospace
  • Alternative Energy
  • Automotive
  • Bio-Pharmaceutical
  • Surgical
  • Beverages
  • Brewery
  • Bulk Foods Processing
  • Custom Fabrication
  • Dairy
  • Stainless Steel Fabrication
  • Electronic
  • Emission Testing
  • Filtration
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Food Process
  • Furniture
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Military Spec
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Reverse Osmosis Industry
  • Robotic Paint System
Aluminum Cleaning
Powder Coating

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