For Precision Machinists Preventing Rust is Essential

Precision machining is critical to the production of a wide range of products that keep America moving, from medical devices and automotive parts to electronics and military equipment. However, throughout the precision machining process (turning, milling, or otherwise transforming) you are exposing new surfaces of the metal to the elements, creating an opportunity for rust and corrosion to take hold.

To protect metal parts from rust and corrosion, it’s important to create a barrier on the metal surface that will prevent moisture and oxygen from reaching it. In the past, this was achieved through messy and environmentally harmful methods, such as rust-preventative oils, greases, or paint. Today, however, there is a safer and cleaner solution: VCI (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor).

VCI is a blend of organic chemicals that are attracted to metal surfaces due to their polarity. When embedded in paper, poly bags, or other materials, the VCI molecules migrate out and coat the metal surface on a microscopic level, including all recessed areas and holes. This provides a barrier that protects metal parts from rust and corrosion without the need for messy and harmful coatings.

So, if you’re looking to ensure your precision machined parts are protected from rust and corrosion, consider using VCI products. Green Packaging, Inc. is offering a free webinar, “The Dirty Dozen: Causes of Corrosion and How to Prevent It,” on April 6, 2023. To learn more about and/or register for this exciting opportunity, visit

Call 855-466-7878 today to Take advantage of complimentary state-of-the-art accelerated corrosion testing in our lab.