Electropolishing & Deburring Service for Tungsten

Tungsten Deburring and Finishing

As a hard, dense and heat-resistant metal, tungsten is used for a variety of applications. including: tools for construction, woodworking and metalworking and in particular moving parts that must be extremely sharp and wear-resistant, like drills and saws.

As with other materials we electropolish, if tungsten parts have imperfections left by the manufacturing process, such as burrs and jagged edges, they will not perform as intended. Similarly, if they retain contaminants on the surface or in sub-surface imperfections, they can harbor bacteria and moisture that lead to corrosion. A tungsten electropolishing operation removes these imperfections, making parts perform better and last longer.

Improving Parts with Tungsten Electropolishing

Because of its density and hardness, tungsten is often used for fast-moving parts that must remain wear-resistant and sharp. If the cutting edge of a circular saw is jagged and uneven, or if a drill has burrs, the part cannot function as intended. Removing these imperfections is critical to maintaining the type of performance that is expected.

Electropolishing tungsten after a part is manufactured eliminates imperfections that develop when machining and subjecting to other cold-working steps. The electropolishing process uses an electrochemical bath to remove a uniform amount of surface material from a part, making it ideal for creating a smooth surface, stripping away burrs and smoothing out jagged edges that can snag and otherwise impede performance.

Eliminating Surface Contaminants

Electropolishing tungsten can also remove surface imperfections like micro cracks and contaminants that cause corrosion over time. Imperfections in the surface trap moisture and free iron that can lead to corrosion shorten the life of the component. By removing the layer of material that contains these imperfections, the part is left with a smooth, highly corrosion resistant surface.

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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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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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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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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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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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