Electropolishing system works it’s wonders by smoothing, polishing, and deburring metal surfaces in an electrolytic bath.
Removes high points on the metal surface while producing a uniform high luster on the metal surface. Typically removes 20-40 microns of material from surface.
Metal part is immersed in a liquid media and subjected to direct current.
The metal part is made anodic (+) and a metal, usually lead, copper. or stainless steel, is made chathodic (-).
The direct current flows from the anode to the cathode removing metal ions at a controlled rate.
The amount of metal removed is dependent upon the specific bath, the temperature, speed, and the particular alloy being electropolished.
Unlike conventional mechanical finishing systems. this process does not smear, bend, stress or fracture the crystalline metal surface to achieve smoothness or lustre.
Removes metal from the surface producing a unidirectional pattern that is stress and occlusion-free, microscopically smooth, and often highly reflective.
Improves corrosion resistance and passivity are achieved on many ferrous and some nonferrous alloys.
Used for micro- and macro-deburring, as this reverse plating process selectively removes metal ions from the high points on the surface without etching it.
Electropolishing for Deburring
A Polishing & Deburring System for Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals.
With this unique system, the following metals and alloys can be electropolished and deburred in one step: 200, 300, 400 Series Stainless Steel Certain Nonsilicon Aluminum Casting Alloys Low Carbon Steel Wrought Aluminum Alloys High Carbon Steels Inconel Low-Alloy Steels Monel Copper and Beryllium-Copper Alloy Hastelloy Brass Waspalloy Bronze Titantium Nickel Compressor Blade Alloys Nickel-Silver Gold
Only limited success can be achieved with cast metals. Generally alloys containing silicon, sulfur or carbon, in appreciable amounts, will not elecrpollish.
Stainless steel investment castings are well suited for this process, but Aluminum and Zinc die castings are not.
The type of solution, its metal removal rate solution control techniques and recommended current density range for each metal or alloy are proprietary