Electropolishing is an electrochemical finishing process that removes a thin layer of material from a metal part, typically stainless steel or similar alloys. The process leaves a shiny, smooth, ultra-clean surface finish.

Also known as electrochemical polishing, anodic polishing or electrolytic polishing, electro polishing is especially useful for polishing and deburring parts that are fragile or have complex geometries.

  • Surgeons and dentists use electropolishing to keep their tools clean and functioning well.
  • Food, beverage and pharmaceutical processors benefit from the sterilizing features of electropolishing.
  • Appliance manufacturers use electropolishing in appliances like refrigerators and washing machines to make parts last longer and look better.
  • Aerospace manufacturers use electropolishing on flight-critical parts to reduce friction and ensure top performance.
  • Semiconductor manufacturers use electropolishing with fragile, irregularly-shaped products.
  • Automakers and the racing industry electropolish gears and fuel lines to reduce friction, boost performance and ensure long life of parts.

Examples of metal parts commonly electropolished:

  • Piping and tubing
  • Fasteners
  • Springs
  • Wire racks
  • Blades