For over fifty years Fotofab has been an industry leader in high precision metal fabrication services. This includes electropolishing.
Also known as electrochemical polishing, anodic polishing or electrolytic polishing, electropolishing is an electrochemical process which employs a temperature-controlled bath of electrolytes (the anode) and a positive terminal of a DC power supply (the cathode) to remove material from a metallic workpiece. This minimizes the surface roughness by smoothing out micro-peaks and valleys. The true properties of the metal are therefore promoted, which prepares the metal to withstand the conditions it will be exposed to. It provides three distinct characteristics:
- Adhesion Reduction
- Heat Transfer
- Corrosion resistance
Electropolished metals are used in a variety of industries. They are particularly suited for jobs related to offshore oil exploration including downhole applications like drilling. They are equipped to handle frequent contact with corrosive materials normal in a marine setting as well as materials traditionally seen in an oil and gas setting. Electropolishing helps to positively influence your bottom line by improving the material itself. Other advantages include:
- Increased Production Capacity
- Extended Duty Cycles
- Decreased Fouling, Plugging, Scaling and Other General Product Build Up
- Enhanced Cleaning Efficiency
Primarily we provide these metal finishing services on stainless steel but are able to do so on a variety of other metals and alloys, such as:
- Beryllium Copper
- Low and High Carbon Steels
- Stainless Steel
- Tool Steel
At Fotofab we specialize in working to customer blueprints. This allows us to customize each metal part to fit specific needs. The parts we use are sourced and manufactured in the USA. Therefore, the metal isn’t subject to the new tariffs. Please contact us today to find out more.