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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you finish titanium?

Titanium’s high tensile strength, natural corrosion resistance, biocompatibility, and resistance to high temperatures make it a popular choice for medical, aerospace and marine applications. Electropolishing titanium parts after manufacturing ensures that they are in the best condition possible before they are used.

Electropolishing titanium removes a uniform layer of surface metal—as little as .0001″ per surface. This strips away embedded contaminants, cracks and other imperfections that compromise corrosion resistance and can shorten the lifespan of a part. Electropolishing titanium is also used as an ultracleaning operation, because removing embedded contaminants and residual debris improves critical parts like surgical and dental implants and tools.

Titanium anodizing is another popular method for finishing these metal parts. This process gives titanium parts colorful finishes, which can be used both for decorative purposes and for simplifying part identification. Titanium anodizing is a particularly favorable finishing operation because it gives these parts color without the use of dyes, foreign materials or additives of any kind.

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