What is Electropolishing?

People often use the term “plating” to describe all metal finishing processes. In this case, that description could not be further from the truth. Electropolishing uses an electrochemical solution or charged chemical bath in which the parts being processed are the anodes and the tank in which they are processed is equipped with a cathode bar delivering the electric current. The result is a removal of surface material yielding a smooth and corrosion resistant finish. In addition to the typical polished finish most associate with the electropolish process, Qualtek has developed a version of electropolishing that yields a matte finish, but still achieves the surface roughness characteristics desired by a typical electropolish. 

  • Medical & Dental Equipment
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive Industries
  • General Manufacturing
Metal Types
  • Stainless steel with 4% or greater nickel
  • Shiny
  • Matte
  • Increased Resistance to Corrosion
  • Improved Surface Finish
  • Reduced Product Adhesion & Ease of Cleaning
  • Deburring
  • Anodizing, Type II and III
  • Passivation
  • Electropolishing