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Recipes for Electropolishing Ti64 and Nitinol
August 14, 2010
We are trying to find the best method for electropolishing Ti64 and Nitinol on small dental products manufactured by Laser Deposition. We would prefer benign chemicals if that is possible.KEN OSBORNE
Consultant - Auckland,New Zaaland.
Ed. note: while you're waiting for a response, if you use the search engine you'll see over a dozen threads about electropolishing nitinol, and a couple on electropolishing Ti64. Good luck.
August 18, 2010
Benign chemicals are possible in case of nitinol electropolishing and some of titanium alloy types. For other titanium alloy the acid-based electrolytes work better on a long run. All technologies are tested in production lines and successfully implemented in United States and in Europe. These technologies are proprietary and require licensing. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in improving and simplifying your production process of medical parts.