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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.

Electropolishing is a surface treatment, not a surface coating.

This means any electropolished surface can be damaged or degraded in the same way as any non-electropolished surface. The benefits of electropolishing extend beyond the physicality of a metal. The smoother surface improves corrosion resistance, reduces surface friction, and increases resistivity, thereby extending the life and quality of the electropolished material.

Electropolishing is an electrochemical process while mechanical polishing is a mechanical process.

Electropolishing dissolves debris and irregularities from a metal surface on a microscopic level, whereas mechanical polishing alters a surface by shaving away layers of a mateal surface. Mechanical polishing improves a surface finish only on a macroscopic level, while electropolishing can improve a surface finish both macroscopically and microscopically.

Electropolishing removes material while electroplating adds material. Both have similar setups, but they involve opposite reactions.

In electropolishing, the workpiece is charged anodically (thus loses ions). In electroplating the workpiece is charged cathodically (gains ions).

Parts of nearly any size may be electropolished, provided that one has an electropolishing tank large enough to hold them. If your parts are especially large, we can help you to find a tank to assist with your polishing process.

We facilitate samples on a case-by-case basis. Please send us an inquiry with your specific request to find out more.

We support a wide range of needs and have customers in the Medical, Dental, Aerospace, Defense, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Appliance, and Engineering industries.

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