e.Magnet Newsletter • Issue V

Part Marking

MIL continues to add new processes to enhance our single source capabilities for special processes. We’re open for business supplying:

Silkscreening at MIL

Silkscreened Part

  • Silkscreen
  • Electrochemical Etch .00005” – .001” Deep
  • Fill (ink or paint)
  • Rubber Stamp
  • Stencil (ink or paint)

We’re finalizing design criteria for our Class 10,000 Cleanroom which will incorporate our new Ultrasonic Cleaning System, Cleanliness Verification / Validation and Packaging technologies. A Controlled Atmosphere Cure for Precision Coatings will be annexed to the room allowing MIL to provide new Coating Technologies.

New Processes

MIL has enhanced its capabilities for post-process validation testing by adding:

  • High Pot Electrical Resistance Testing up to 1000 Volts – Hard Anodize Continuity
  • Cross Hatch Adhesion ASTM D 3359
  • Pencil Hardness – Coatings – ASTM D 3363

Environmental responsibility — Green is Good

MIL is providing the latest Vapor Degreasing technology meeting critical military and aerospace cleaning standards. Contrary to popular belief, Vapor Degreasing is not dead! N-Propyl Bromide is a non-hazardous air pollutant / waste providing a dramatic improvement in environmental impact over Trichloroethylene and Perchloroethylene.

New Process Trials

Chemical Milling

Selective Chemical Milling

Airbus Tartaric Sulfuric Acid Anodize
MIL is assessing compatibility of introducing this unique Chromic Acid Anodize replacement for all Airbus A350 models and newer.

Selective Chemical Milling of Titanium Sheet Materials

MIL is being challenged by Boeing Company Suppliers to expand our current Chemical Milling capabilities by selectively milling pockets and features to exacting tolerances. We’re currently testing various masking materials and technologies in assessing chemical compatibility and precise, defined lines.