What Other Metals & Metal Alloys Can Be Electropolished?
Along with stainless steel, EMI electropolishes parts, and components made from several other metals and metal alloys. Just like stainless steel, EMI’s superior electropolishing for other metals ensures your parts are free of imperfections, easy to clean, work even better, last longer, resist corrosion, and gleam with a bright, chrome-like finish. Metals that EMI provides high-quality electropolishing services for include:
Stainless steel is the most common & most varied metal needing electropolishing services, to improve corrosion resistance and give the stainless steel a smooth, bright finish. All varieties of stainless steel can be electropolished and electropolishing improves corrosion resistance over passivation alone. Common stainless steel parts for electropolishing services include machined parts of all sizes, from small or delicate precision parts to big and bulky, complex parts.
Inconel is a registered trademark for a family of austenitic nickel-chromium-based superalloys. Inconel alloys are oxidation-corrosion-resistant materials ideal for use in extreme environments exposed to pressure and heat. Inconel is commonly used to make gas turbine blades, seals, and combustors, turbocharger rotors, electric submersible well pump motor shafts, high-temperature fasteners, chemical processing and pressure vessels, heat exchanger tubing, steam generators, and core components in nuclear water reactors.
Monel is a group of nickel alloys, primarily composed of nickel and copper, with small amounts of iron, manganese, carbon, and silicon. Stronger than pure nickel, Monel alloys are resistant to corrosion from many sources, including seawater. Monel is used extensively in the aerospace, oil and gas, and marine products industries.
Nickel and Nickel Alloys
Nickel is used in many specific and recognizable industrial and consumer products, including magnets, coinage, rechargeable batteries, electric guitar strings, microphone capsules, plating on plumbing fixtures. Nickel alloys such as permalloy, elinvar, and invar can be used for plating.
Nitinol is an alloy made of nickel and titanium. Because Nitinol is difficult to make, parts must last longer and resist corrosion more effectively. Nitinol is commonly used to manufacture medical devices. Because nickel, a known allergen, is in the alloy, electropolishing ensures the nickel is protected from being released.
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