Specialty alloys made with niobium are frequently used in applications with no room for error, like jet engines, turbines and even rockets. Surface imperfections left by the manufacturing process can render these parts unusable, or worse, cause damage to the assemblies in which they are used. By electropolishing niobium parts, you can eliminate surface imperfections like burrs and micro cracks, as well as embedded contaminants that can facilitate corrosion.
Unlike metal finishing services that add plating or coatings to your parts, niobium electropolishing services remove the outer surface of metal unveiling the base metal. By submerging your part in an electrochemical bath, this process removes a controlled and uniform amount of material from the surface, leaving behind a finish that is smooth, clean and free of problematic imperfections.
Surface imperfections even on the micro level can impede the performance of metal parts, which can be especially serious due to the critical applications for which niobium is frequently chosen. Due to its highly superconductive properties and temperature stability, it is used in MRI scanners and in nuclear applications.
Niobium electropolishing removes anomalies on the surface, creating a smooth and more conductive surface. Because of its precision and predictability, as well as the superior finish it creates, this metal finishing service is frequently incorporated as a final step in manufacturing.
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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