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Course Outline


Overview
  • What is Electropolishing?
  • How is Electropolishing done?
  • What Equipment is needed?
  • Micro & Macro Polishing
  • Basic Chemistry
Practical Applications
  • Decorative
  • Functional
  • High Technology
Fundamentals
  • History of Electropolishing
  • The Bielby Layer
  • Metal Matrix Reactions
  • The Anodic Film (the gold layer)
  • The Characterization Curve
  • The Operating Range
  • Voltage-Amperage
  • Relationships
  • Material Balances
  • Battelle Electrolytes
  • Troubleshooting
  • Rules of Thumb
  • Types of Rectifiers
  • Alkaline Cleaning
  • Rinsing
  • Deoxidizing
  • Vapor Degreasing
Equipment
  • Parts on racks
  • Barrel Processing
  • Tube Methods
  • Inductive Polishing
  • Vessel Polishing
  • Handheld Tools
Mechanical

• Machining techniques
• Surface Grinding
• Buffing/Polishing
• Lapping
• Surface evaluation

Post-Treatment

• Nitric acid rinsing
• Removal of residual salts
• Deionized water rinses
• Drying
• Heat treatment after electropolishing

Electropolishing Alloys
• Effect of occluded impurities
• Electroslag remelt
• Vacuum arc remelt
• Vacuum induction melt
• VIMVAR stainless steels
• Rectifier selection
• Ripple factor
• Rectifier control packages

Quality Control
• System Characterization
• Key Process Variables
• Statistical Process Control
• Oxide layer characteristics
• Ratio of chromium to iron
• ESCA profiles as a measure of product quality
• Auger analysis as a measure of product quality
• Electropolishing and ISO registration
• Electropolishing and FDA validation

Waste Treatment
• Electrolyte Recovery
• Rinse Water Recovery
• Waste Water Minimization
• Chemical waste destruction
• Solid waste disposal

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