With its exceptionally high melting point and high thermal conductivity, molybdenum is a versatile alloy that can take many different forms, including wires, plates, electrical contacts and more. The extreme durability and hardness of molybdenum may make it difficult to finish and clean after manufacturing, particularly on complex parts. Molybdenum electropolishing can eliminate the need for costly hand finishing operations or plating by providing a smooth, uniform, clean finish.
Because of the resilience and rigidity of molybdenum, electropolishing may be utilized for sizing purposes as well. We submerge molybdenum parts in an electrochemical bath, which removes a controlled, uniform amount of surface material from the entire part. This can be applied to a wide variety of shapes and sizes and allows you to make slight adjustments to the size of your part without altering its proportions.
Electropolishing molybdenum is also effective as a post-manufacturing cleaning operation. Eliminating the need for high-temperature cleaning and/or plating, electropolishing removes surface imperfections and embedded contaminants that could lead to corrosion. One of molybdenum’s distinct benefits is its high corrosion resistance, and including electropolishing as the final step in your manufacturing process helps ensure that it meets its full potential.
Unlike metal finishing services like plating, electropolishing molybdenum improves your parts by removing the outer skin of material. Because electropolishing is not a coating or plating, it doesn’t wear off, flake, peel or abrade—it is a lasting improvement to the alloy itself, and one that lasts. It ensures that your molybdenum is as pure as ever while smoothing out the surface and giving you the ultimate control over sizing.
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.
Even in a year of unprecedented manufacturing obstacles and supply chain bottlenecks, medical manufacturers have bigger challenges.
Electropolishing removes the recast layer created during electrical discharge machining (EDM), improving the fit, function, and finish of metal parts.
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.