Classic Electropolishing is a leading global contract electropolishing services specialist. Because we specialize in high quality electropolishing, we are the perfect partner for solving your complex engineering challenges through advanced finishing services. We service both regional clients and global clients with complex small part designs.
Classic Electropolishing works directly with jobs shops, contract manufacturers, OEMs, product designers, researchers, distributors, and some of the largest manufacturers in the world. We attend a variety of manufacturing and finishing conferences around the country. Electropolishing typically comes at the end of the product manufacturing cycle. We understand the supply chain for product designers and product engineers and know that a perfect electropolish is required every time, which is why we focus so heavily on quality. Our precision electropolishing process and our experience helps us achieve a quality finish every time.
Classic Electropolishing provides a one-stop service for all chemical and electrochemical treatments of stainless steel and corrosion resisting steels. The process of electropolishing provides a smooth and shiny finish to your product. Our engineers are always looking for new and complex problems to achieve through electropolishing. We have solved a variety of challenges for our clients which we might be able to use to help you. Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve the perfect finish.
Classic Electropolishing also offers a host of other finishing services as add-ons to the electropolishing process or as standalone services depending on your needs. These services include pickling, passivation, ultrasonic cleaning and material rinsing. In addition we work with a close group of vendors that offer finishing services if we aren't able to complete your entire order in house.
One of our core differentiation points is how we handle materials for our customers. Part of the electropolishing process includes unpacking your materials, racking them up, electropolishing them and shipping them back to you. Typically passivation and electropolishing is at the end of the manufacturing process. Any errors that occur once we receive your materials can be very costly. You can trust that we treat your components and work pieces with a high level of care throughout the manufacturing process.
Feel free to reach out anytime to talk about anything metal finishing related. We are happy to help you solve complex manufacturing challenges. Classic was spun out of an existing manufacturer and we understand both metal machining and finishing processes. Over the last 20 years, we have helped numerous manufacturers solve complex design and engineering issues. We adhere to electropolishing ASTM standard B912, Passivation of Stainless Steels Using Electropolishing, ASTM A380 is the Standard Practice for Cleaning, Descaling, and Passivation of Stainless Steel Parts, Equipment, and Systems. We enjoy speaking with customers throughout the finishing process to ensure your needs are being met.
Stainless steel has a protective oxide layer on the surface which helps protect it from corrosion. During the manufacturing process this protective layer can be removed. Electropolishing helps protect stainless steel from corrosion. Electropolishing is a subtractive process, material is removed from the metal in electrolytic solution when electricity is sent through the metal. Comparatively electroplating is an additive process, wherein material is added to your work piece through the process. In electropolishing, the material removed tends to be in the peaks and valleys of the surface of the metal. The remaining material tends to be smoother and shinier than the original material. Additional information about electropolishing can be found on Wikipedia.
The most typical type of material to be electropolished is stainless steel (304, 316, 400 series). One of the main reasons stainless steel is so prevalent is the cost point of electropolishing. Typically stainless steel products tend to be higher priced than products made of other materials. The added cost of electropolishing is absorbed in these higher prices. Products made of steel don't have this luxury although steel products can also be electropolished. We also electropolish nitinol, chrome, 17-4, mp35n, titanium, copper and brass. If you have a material that you would like electropolished don't hesitate to reach out and see if we can help.
If you aren't exactly sure how the electropolishing process works, take a look at the following informational video. It is not a video that we made, but we figure it will help you get a better understanding of the pre-electropolishing, post polishing, rinsing, racking and electropolishing process.
Now that you have a better understanding of our electropolishing and metal finishing capabilities, we hope that you contact us today!