The electropolishing process can be controlled to suit your own individual needs, granting the final workpiece a wide range of options from a matte finish to a bright mirror finish.
Under ideal circumstances, electropolishing can be used to remove burrs from a metal workpiece and bestow a smooth mirror-like finish on the final product. However, since the process selectively polishes projections (such as burrs or bumps), deep scratches or scours will remain, appearing as shiny deep scratches or scours.
Additionally, as electropolishing improves a surface on a microscopic level, it is not recommended to electropolish a metal workpiece with a high percentage of contaminants. The polishing process will serve to make the imperfections more obvious.
Electropolishing looks to improve a surface finish by up to 50%. The electropolishing reaction removes debris while also improving surface roughness.
Electropolishing improves a surface on the microscopic level. If a raw material has a texture or surface scratch, electropolishing will only result in a lustrous texture or lustrous scratch.