Home /
T.O.C.
FAQs
 
Good
Books
Ref.
Libr.
Advertise
Here
Help
Wanted
Current
Q&A's
Search 🔍
the Site

pub
Free personalized metal finishing help!


SS316 Electropolishing of pipe



(-----) 2004

Recently we electropolished some welded pipes made of SS316. We found that while the pipes were polished to a mirror finish but the cast stainless steel Fittings like Bends and Tees were not mirror polished and looked like a "matte finish".

Is this due to the electropolishing error or is it natural.

Sanjeev Tandale
Engineer - Singapore
^


2004

This is not an electropolish error. It is an effect due to the microstructure (the form of the individual micro grains in the substrate). That is why, castings, forgings and wrought material also do not plate with similar results.

Guillermo Marrufo
Monterrey, NL, Mexico
^

none
finishing.com is made possible by ...
this text gets replaced with bannerText
spacer gets replaced with bannerImages

Q, A, or Comment on THIS thread -or- Start a NEW Thread

Disclaimer: It's not possible to fully diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations might be harmful.

If you are seeking a product or service related to metal finishing, please check these Directories:

 
Jobshops
Capital
Equipment
Chemicals &
Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g
& Software


About/Contact    -    Privacy Policy    -    ©1995-2022 finishing.com, Pine Beach, New Jersey, USA