Electropolishing & Deburring Service for Tantalum

As a strong, heat-resistant and high-ductility alloy, tantalum is frequently used in parts for engines, missiles, furnaces, nuclear reactors and chemical processing facilities. It is also a biocompatible alloy frequently used to surgical implants and medical tools. Because this alloy is used in critical applications like thee, there is no room for error or part failure.

Tantalum electropolishing services are a common final step in the manufacturing process to ensure that the parts have the proper fit and function. Electropolishing tantalum parts gives them the smooth, defect-free surface they need to resist corrosion and maintain their integrity with time and heavy use.

What Does Tantalum Electropolishing Do?

Unlike other metal finishing services, electropolishing tantalum is a reverse plating process that completely removes the outer skin of a part. A tantalum part is placed in an electrochemical bath, which strips away a uniform, controlled layer of surface material. The nature of this process allows us to electropolish tantalum parts in various shapes and sizes, including small, delicate and complex shapes.

Removing this outer layer of material eliminates a variety of imperfections that can compromise part performance, including micro cracks and pits that can harbor bacteria, lead to corrosion or expand to cause premature breakage. It also removes contaminants embedded in the surface after manufacturing and smoothes jagged surfaces, making parts more corrosion resistant and less susceptible to snags or failures caused by imperfections like burrs.

Metal Finishing Services That Fit Your Production Schedule

Because our tantalum electropolishing services remove the surface imperfections that may be created by other manufacturing practices, they are often specified as a final step in the overall process. Our plant operates 24 hours, 5 days a week and offers expedited processing, so your parts are finished on-schedule and according to your specific needs.

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Medical Device Manufacturing

Our tightly controlled quality process and ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications make us the preferred partner for many medical device manufacturers across the globe. From implantable devices to surgical instruments, electropolishing is a single-process treatment that results in biocompatible, safe and ultra clean parts.

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Aerospace

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. Surface abnormalities lead to part failure, but with electropolishing, parts become more reliable and long lasting.

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Pharmaceutical

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.

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Automotive

Corrosion resistance and microfinish improvement are essential for critical automotive parts, making electropolishing an increasingly beneficial option for automakers. Electropolishing both interior and exterior auto parts ensures they will resist premature failure and function at an optimal level.

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Consumer Appliance

Notable examples of appliance parts we electropolish are 400-series stainless steel alloys used in many consumer appliances. Our metal finishing services help increase corrosion resistance for these parts, and by removing the outermost layer of metal withelectropolishing the durability and longevityof these appliance components is increased.

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Food & Beverage

We have a long history of working with the food and beverage industry. Electropolishing materials for this industry eliminates the buildup of bacterial biofilms, as well as keeping the equipment free of contaminants like Salmonella. When it comes to food and beverage processing equipment, safety and cleanliness are of the upmost importance and electropolishing delivers the level of sanitation required by a number of regulatory agencies.

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics

From robotics to heavy mobile equipment, the uses of electropolishing in the hydraulics and pneumatics industry are many. By helping prevent premature part failure, electropolishing reduces the amount of downtime and increases the life cycle of these components. Proper surface finish and cleanliness is key in this industry, and electropolishing attains the finishour customers require.

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Electronics

Improving conductivity and performance is just one benefit electropolishing offers for electronics parts. The surface finish is improved by as much as 50 percent, removing imperfections from the material without removing a lot of material removal from the component.

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