Electropolishing can effectively remove burrs from a blade that could potentially cause flecks of metal to dislodge.
After blades have been ground, they often have jagged edges and burrs that could eventually break off during use. Electropolishing is an ideal solution for deburring and creating clean, smooth edges that enhance your knives’ cutting capabilities. Because electropolishing removes a uniform layer from the blade’s surface, the process eliminates micro imperfections that are not seen with the naked eye, thereby optimizing the sharpness of the blade.
If blades are not deburred and are instead left with jagged edges, not only will their effectiveness be hindered, but they may also become health hazards. Burrs can break off, posing a dangerous health hazard. Surgical blades with jagged surfaces can also break off into the bodies of medical patients during procedures. By electropolishing your blades, you’ll create a product that is much safer for a wide range of applications. Because blades are so delicate, they must be handled with care. Since electropolishing is not a mechanical operation, the parts receive a far more uniform removal of material from the surface.
When you electropolish blades, you remove stamping and grinding burrs that can potentially cause flecks of metal to dislodge. As a result, you are left with a clean, smooth blade edge with exceptional sharpness. In addition, your electropolished blades will have improved corrosion resistance due to the removal of contaminants and potential initiation sites.
Electropolishing also adequately removes any discoloration or slag from laser cut blades, leaving your product with a decorative, bright appearance for added aesthetic value.
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