Metal Finishing for the Medical Industry
For many years, the medical field has been a major beneficiary of electropolishing. All hospital, medical and surgical equipment (scalpels, clamps, saws, bone and joint implants, prosthetic devices, burn beds and rehabilitation whirlpools) are typically electropolished to facilitate cleaning and achieve high levels of non-contamination. All metal articles exposed to radiation and requiring regular decontamination also are prime candidates for electropolishing. The electropolishing process helps inhibit bacteria growth and corrosion.
Passivation for medical devices is used as a process to remove tiny particles from the surface to help prevent future corrosion. Passivation attacks only the free irons, not changing the appearance of the surface of the medical device. This process also allows for higher bath temperatures & the use of ultrasonics.
Delstar Metal Finishing has decades of experience in implant & medical device electropolishing and passivation. Our electropolishing capabilities are not limited to stainless steel. We commonly electropolish SS 304, 316, 303, 17-4, 420, 17-4, titanium, duplex alloys & more. Delstar is an ISO 9001:2008 certified metal finishing shop with on-site services available.