Harrison EP is a leading metal finishing company that specializes in electropolishing services for industrial and high purity industries that has headquarters in Houston, TX. Since our opening in 1980 we have continually worked to expand and improve our services and electropolishing techniques. Today, with over 50 employees and expanded operating hours, Harrison EP is well suited to electropolish a multitude of metal alloys and component parts, for a multitude of industries can be processed and returned on a standard production basis (typically 3 to 6 working days).
Electropolishing is a reverse plating process, and instead of adding a coating to a part, surface imperfections such as impurities, and burrs, and other defects are removed. Parts are attached to a custom rack or basket and then lowered into a chemical bath where an electrical current is then applied to the part. The electropolishing process is monitored and refined to remove metal uniformly to customer specifications allowing great benefit on ultracleaning, microfinishing, and corrosion protection. Read more about Electropolishing Benefits».
Advantages That Electropolishing Provides
Conventional mechanical finishing systems can often stress, bend, and even fracture a metal surface when attempting to achieve smoothness or luster. Electropolishing on the other hand removes metal from the surface, thus producing a microscopically smooth, and often highly reflective surface devoid of any unidirectional pattern, making it both stress and occlusion-free. Want to know more about What is electropolishing?»
Deburring is accomplished when electropolishing a part, due to the higher current density on the burr and because oxygen shields the low areas of the part the current is more concentrated on the burr itself.
Hygienically Clean Surface
Another benefit of this electropolish process is that bacteria cannot successfully multiply on a surface devoid of hydrogen, therefore, electropolishing is ideal for medical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and other industries where the stainless steels integrity is critical for use in equipment and other parts. The combination of no directional lines due to mechanical finishing, plus a surface relatively devoid of hydrogen, results in a hygienically clean surface where no bacteria or dirt can multiply or accumulate.
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