STAINLESS STEEL

IDEC can make serial production according to the Client’s drawings

Stainless steels are chromium containing steel alloys. The minimum chromium content of the standardised stainless steels is 11%. Chromium makes the steel 'stainless' this means improved corrosion resistance. The better corrosion resistance is due to a chromium oxide film that is formed on the steel surface. This extremely thin layer, under the right conditions, is also self-repairing. Besides chromium, typical alloying elements are molybdenum, nickel and nitrogen. Nickel is mostly alloyed to improve the formability and ductility of stainless steel. Alloying these elements brings out different crystal structures to enable different properties in machining, forming, welding etc.

With the end of 2014, IDEC has increased the production range for the stainless steel materials; which also includes new investments. IDEC has the finest technology machinery for the various processes of stainless steel materials. IDEC has the ability for machining, cutting, forming, and welding of various types of stainless steel such as 304, 316L, 316Ti quality.

ROBOTIC WELDING

IDEC has three full automatic latest technology robotic mig welding systems, with seven stations and four 360° positioners in total.  Specially designed pneumatic and water cooled fixtures are used at the system stations.  Robotic systems are only used for the welding of the SS materials.  IDEC can weld up to 20mm thickness SS material with full penetration.  The systems work continuously and make over 500 meters of SS welding with 8 mm height per shift.

MANUAL WELDING

IDEC has fully well trained and certified manual welders that are able to do mig and tig welding.  Welders are certified for Mig and Tig welding of Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, and Aluminum from 1mm up to 20mm.  Welders are periodically trained by the Quality Assurance Manager who also has a Welder Engineer degree.

MACHINING

IDEC has special milling machines.  IDEC uses these machines mostly for bevelling before the welding process.  The fixtures and the moulds used in the production are also produced by these machines.  IDEC also has the ability to do all types of special production with the milling machines requested by it's clients.

SHOT BLASTING

Shot blasting is very effective in removing metallic surface contamination without damaging the surface.  Before the shot blasting process; the spatters and the sharp edges of the products are removed by the full automatic Tumbling Machine.  After that, the products are shot blasted in the full automatic shot blasting machine.  To blast the stainless steel products IDEC uses special stainless steel shots (CrNi).  IDEC shot blasts the products into class SA 2,5.

LASER MARKING

IDEC has its own Fiber Laser Marking Machine in order to do special marking on the products.  Besides IDEC's standard markings such as the product code, production date, and etc.; IDEC is also able to do special marking requested by it's client.  This can be the PO number, the material quality, and etc.

PASSIVATION

The passivation of stainless steel is a process performed to make a surface passive, i.e., a surface film is created that causes the surface to lose its chemical reactivity.  Stainless steel is already known as being corrosion-resistant, however the passivation process further strengthens its’ natural coating by improving the exterior surface of the overall part.  Stainless steel passivation unipotentializes the stainless steel with the oxygen absorbed by the metal surface, creating a monomolecular oxide film.  Passivation can result in the very much-desired low corrosion rate of the metal.  IDEC delivers highest quality of passivated products to it's clients since 2014.  IDEC does the passivation process according to ASTM A380 standard.  Each process is controlled, tested, and reported by the QC staff.