Process Electropolishing
Used for deburring angles, increasing surface reflection, reducing surface roughness and friction coefficent, removing micro-scretches (improving of fatigue resistance), increasing corrosion resistance, and as a pre-treatment for further processes.

The surface to be polished acts as anode (inverse of plating).
A coating consisting of oxides or salts protects micro-valleys against dissolution, whereas micro-tops are attacked. The surface is so smoothed.

Problems with very complex shapes.
Danish Name Elektrokemisk polering
Category Mass reducing processes, Non traditional processes
Materials Metals
Typical products Collector
Filter for ultrafiltration
Water tap
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