As an alloy frequently used for spring-like components utilized in surgical devices and implants , Elgiloy may require metal finishing services that help ensure longevity and quality performance under heavy use. Elgiloy electropolishing services allow parts made of this material to demonstrate improved corrosion resistance, strength and fatigue life.
Elgiloy is an alloy made with cobalt, chromium and nickel, and generally demonstrates good mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. Because of its typically-long fatigue life, it is often used for moving parts that function like springs. If Elgiloy parts are manufactured with even microscopic imperfections, that strength and fatigue life are compromised.
Parts that flex and bend like springs are susceptible to premature failure as a result of surface imperfections like small fissures and cracks. With use, these imperfections expand over time, making parts unusable and necessitating replacements of critical components.
Elgiloy electropolishing services can eliminate the imperfections that cause these parts to prematurely fail. Unlike other metal finishing services, electropolishing is a reverse plating process that removes a controlled, uniform amount of surface material from a part—even small, complex parts like springs and wires.
As this surface material is stripped away, its imperfections are eliminated, leaving behind a smoother, more uniform surface without the fissures and cracks that compromise performance. Electropolishing Elgiloy and other metal parts enables them to meet or exceed cycle life expectations.
From implantable devices to surgical instruments, electropolishing is a single-process treatment that results in biocompatible, safe and ultra clean parts.
We offer aerospace vendors and original equipment manufacturers our signature metal finishing services to increase fatigue-resistance for their metal parts, rendering them capable of withstanding the stress and corrosion that comes with long-term use.
Our strict adherence to industry standards ensures that pharmaceutical components are electropolished in accordance with ASTM B912 and ASME BPE specifications. These products are clean and smooth, corrosion resistant and contaminant free.
Corrosion resistance and microfinish improvement are essential for critical automotive parts, making electropolishing an increasingly beneficial option for automakers.
Our metal finishing services help increase corrosion resistance for these parts, and by removing the outermost layer of metal withelectropolishing the durability and longevity of these appliance components is increased.
Electropolishing materials for this industry eliminates the buildup of bacterial biofilms, as well as keeping the equipment free of contaminants like Salmonella. Electropolishing delivers the level of sanitation required by a number of regulatory agencies.
From robotics to mobile equipment, the uses of electropolishing in the hydraulics and pneumatics industry are many. By helping prevent premature part failure, electropolishing reduces downtime and increases the life cycle of these components.
Improving conductivity and performance is just one benefit electropolishing offers for electronics parts. The surface finish is improved by as much as 50%, removing imperfections from the material without material removal.
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Among the most demanding surface finish requirements of any industry, the specifications, standards and quality assurance processes that cover components used by the semiconductor industry impose metal finishing criteria that leave nothing to chance.
Read our e-guide to learn more about electropolishing’s track record of high-quality results in tackling some of the most common metal surface problems manufacturers face.