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Electropolishing of small nickel-titanium parts


(1998)

Q. I'm looking for a way to electropolish small nickel titanium parts. I've only worked with 316 stainless using Electro-glo, and the same technique doesn't work with NiTi. Can you suggest the proper concoction? Thanks in advance!

Tim Limon

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Tim:

For information on electropolishing special alloys, contact Metal Coating Process Corporation.

MCP offers special seminars monthly on various topics related to electropolishing. We are specialized in chemicals, equipment, and process know-how for industrial applications.

Ed Bayha
Metal Coating Process Corporation - Charlotte, North Carolina


(1998)

A. Tim

I suggest a 5-10% sulfuric in methanol solution. This works on drawn wire and should work well on tubing but I have had mixed result on rolled foils.

Rick Hoppe
- Covina, California



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