Internal Electropolishing of Canisters
One of our most challenging projects was electropolishing the interior of ten 36-liter sampling canisters destined for Australia. These 12″ diameter, 24″ long canisters, pictured below with two other smaller sampling canisters, were electropolished on the inside through 1/4″ (7/16″ diameter hole) female pipe fittings on either end using Electromatic’s proprietary ID electropolishing process and solutions.
Other products that have been electropolished range from heart stents to 48″ diameter municipal piping systems up to 30 feet long, and include EDM machined slots as narrow as .016″, the inside of .069″ ID tubing, and sheet metal .005″ thick.
Vacuum Test Chambers
Attention to detail and care of customer parts are paramount concerns at Electromatic. One of our many specialties is the critical processing of vacuum test chambers for customers such as the California Institute of Technology, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and many university physics laboratories. These vacuum test chambers are fitted with ConFlat flanges that require the utmost care in handling. Each face of the two mating CF flanges has a knife edge, which cuts into the softer metal gasket, providing an extremely leak-tight, metal-to-metal seal. We apply precision masking to these critical edges to prevent deformation that would render a chamber useless.
Electromatic electropolishes vacuum test chambers of all sizes, from small ones (as pictured here) to large complex assemblies. Our strict quality standards guarantee our customers a flawless electropolished chamber ready for testing and use.
Electromatic is proud and excited to have been chosen to electropolish MetalMatisse for the City of Norfolk, Virginia. This interactive stainless steel sculpture was fabricated by Electroland of Los Angeles. Electromatic’s Santa Fe Springs technicians and management collaborated with Electroland’s designers and engineers to produce this outstanding exhibit. Electromatic works closely with the stainless art community to realize the designers’ final concepts.
New York City Subway Entrance Canopy
Electromatic was selected to electropolish the massive canopy over the entrance to the 34th Street–Hudson Yards subway station in New York City.