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Advice & Counsel: Manganese Phosphating
Frank Altmayer, MSF, AESF Fellow, AESF Technical Education Director, Scientific Control Laboratories, Inc.
Dear Advice & Counsel,
While I am familiar with iron and zinc phosphating, my facility is considering the addition of a manganese phosphating line and I am wondering what the differences are. Can you provide me with a “quick read” on the subject?
Your letter allows me to give a little plug for the upcoming AESF training course on Surface Finishing for Airline-Aerospace Applications. This is a new offering that is presently in production and review. It will be completed and available by the summer of 2011.
I have taken the liberty of reproducing the manganese phosphating text from the full lesson on phosphating that is in this new course: