SDC's EP10 is a stand-alone proprietary electropolishing machine.

SDC’s EP10 is a small part electropolishing machine. It is designed and built to produce a consistent, corrosion-resistant, high-polished surface on smaller parts where a precise, controlled process is critical. Our stand-alone system offers a cost-effective solution to consistently polish and deburr small metal parts without compromising on quality.

This efficient production system was originally designed and built by our team to electrolytically polish small stainless steel medical implants. Its small footprint, advanced controls, and proven durability offer an ideal alternative to large electropolishing systems for many applications.

Each electropolishing project we provide has its own unique specifications and equipment to fulfill the needs of our customers. We design these units to fit you and your product through custom designed parts handling systems.

The EP10 Chassis is designed and built to produce a corrosion-resistant, high-polished surface. Our small electropolishing system offers a cost-effective solution to improve your standard or quality.

Common Metals Include:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Titanium
  • Nickel
  • Brass
  • Gold
  • Silver

Popular Applications:

  • Medical and Dental Implant Devices
  • Medical and Dental Instruments
  • Aerospace Components
  • Automotive Parts and Accessories
  • Pharmaceutical Processing Components
  • Food and Beverage Production Components
  • Jewelry

Show above: Custom EP10  with process-specific components

Download our Spec Sheet

Here is a downloadable PDF of our standard EP models

Standard Features

  • Free-standing, small footprint unit
  • Heavy duty construction
  • User-friendly touch screen display
  • Robust PLC machine control
  • Additional on-board I/O
  • Dedicated electropolishing power supply
  • Independent over-temperature alarm
  • Operation indicator lights
  • Baffle controlled solution bath flow system
  • Front access solution bath drain valve

EP10 Details

Standard features, customizations, and more information about the EP10 here.

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About Electropolishing

Electropolishing is an increasingly common method for polishing and deburring ferrous and nonferrous metals. Electropolishing systems work by smoothing, polishing, and deburring metal surfaces in an electrolytic bath. This process selectively removes high points on the metal surface while producing a uniform, high luster.

Electropolishing works by immersing a metal part in liquid media and subjecting it to direct current. The metal part becomes anodic (+) while another metal, usually lead, copper, or stainless steel, is used as a cathode (-). The direct current flows from the anode to the cathode, removing metal ions at a controlled rate. The amount of metal removed is dependent on the specific bath, temperature, speed, and alloy being electropolished.

Unlike conventional mechanical finishing systems, this process does not smear, bend, stress, or fracture the crystalline metal surface to achieve smoothness or luster. Instead, electropolishing removes metal from the surface while producing a unidirectional pattern that is stress- and occlusion-free, microscopically smooth, and often highly reflective. In addition, improved corrosion resistance and passivity are achieved on many ferrous and some nonferrous alloys. This same process is used for micro and macro deburring, as this reverse plating process selectively removes metal ions from high points on the surface without scratching them.

Note: Steven Douglas Corp. (SDC) is not an electropolishing or metal finishing company and does not offer electropolishing services. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Electropolishing for Industrial Use

Electropolishing is an increasingly common method for smoothing, polishing, and deburring ferrous and nonferrous metals. Also referred to as electrochemical polishing, anodic polishing, or electrolytic polishing, this method is especially useful for polishing and deburring metal parts that are fragile or have complex shapes. Learn more about the electropolishing process

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