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"Stainless steel electropolishing"
What would be used as a stainless steel electropolishing chemical?
In literature I found following materials;
In the same time, their volumes in the mixture are not dedicated specifically. Is there anyone know how can we prepare the mixture?
Medical Device Production - Istanbul
Perchloric acid should not be used due to the extreme explosion hazard. Chromic acid should probably be avoided for environmental reasons unless it is proven to be needed. All of the other patented formulations (mostly expired) that you have found have enjoyed success and there is no way to say that you should accept one and dismiss the others as a general rule that applies to all situations.
But successful electropolishing usually requires development work by experienced people because agitation, control of water content, pretreatment, and current density are all significant factors to be tamed.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
Do not allow water to get into the solution
Be careful when putting components in and out. When you do you need to have the power switched off as the Hydrogen bubbles will ignite if a spark is created
- East Sussex, England
75% phosphoric/25% sulfuric will also work. 100F, 50-150 asf.
Jeffrey Holmes, CEF
Spartanburg, South Carolina