A corrosion-resistant super-alloy used in high-temperature applications, TZM benefits from metal finishing services like electropolishing. Electropolishing TZM eliminates any surface imperfections that may have been created during the forging and manufacturing processes, reinforcing the strength, resilience and corrosion resistance for which this material is known.
TZM is a super-alloy made using titanium, zirconium and molybdenum. With a high concentration of molybdenum but twice as strong, TZM is particularly useful in mechanically-demanding, high-temperature applications, like the construction of x-ray machinery. Given its use in critical applications, the parts made from this material must be free of surface imperfections that could compromise its strength.
TZM electropolishing services remove the surface imperfections that can compromise parts made of this alloy. This electrochemical process removes a uniform amount of surface metal across the part, stripping away embedded contaminants and imperfections created during the manufacturing process. Electropolishing TZM parts gives them a smoother, more corrosion-resistant surface and increases their longevity.
Electropolishing TZM parts provides multiple benefits including microfinish improvement, deburring, improved corrosion resistance and fatigue life improvement all in one cost effective process.
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.