Electropolishing technology for a wide range of stainless steel medical applications
Electropolishing, as its name implies, refers to chemical polishing of various metals in an acid solution using electricity. Anoplate’s AnoPolish process has been custom-engineered to provide maximum corrosion resistance on stainless steel components for medical applications.
Anopolish has been proven to reduce the propensity for microbial growth on the surface of surgical implants after proper sterilization.
AnoPolish does not increase surface dimensions and there are no adhesion concerns that are a concern with electroplated coatings. Anopolish has been shown time and time again to exceed the requirements of ASTM F 1089 – Standard Test Method for Corrosion of Surgical Instruments.
AnoPolish typically results in a two-fold decrease in surface finish of the part. The AnoPolish can be tailored to fit specific dimensional or surface finish requirements however if both are required, please consult with our engineering staff prior to machining parts
- Removes impurities inherent in the machining process
- Relieves stresses in the part imparted by coldworking or machining
- Can be used to right-size parts that are overtolerance
- Improves surface finish
- Improves corrosion resistance
- Improves the sterilization-ability for invasive surgical instruments
- Offers excellent reflectance and sheen
AnoPolish used on medically-invasive surgical instruments and bone plates to improve corrosion performance and sterilizationability.
Used in conjunction with subsequent passivation processes, AnoPolish will outshine and outperform.
Applicable Passivation Standards:
- AMS 2700
- ASTM A 967
- ASTM A 380
- ASTM F 1089
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