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What is electropolishing?
Electropolishing is a technique to achieve a great surface finish on metals. By exploiting the nature of conductive nature of metals, complex shapes can be finished quickly and cheaply. The workpiece is placed in a temperature controlled bath filled with any electrolyte. The part itself serves as the anode during the process. As current is passed through the anode, a chemical reaction occurs on the surface causing it to oxidize. Basically the surface of the part is dissolved, ion by ion. As the process is continued, the rough parts that stick out for the metal part react the quickest. The result is smooth uniform surface without any mechanical machining.
This technique can result in mirror like finishes without any smearing or residual machining lines. The surface finish is one of the best that can be achieved. Electropolishing can also increase the corrosive resistance to many materials. When looking for an electropolishing vendor, consider they carefully. While many companies offer electropolishing as a secondary operation, choose a company which has both the equipment to handle your needs and the knowledge and experience to do the job properly.