Do special finishes make sense for stainless steel?

August 19, 2013 | Stainless Steel Baskets

Yes. Electropolishing of stainless steel is commonly used for food, drug, medical and semi-conductor applications and for those where high fatigue strength is needed. It removes burrs and sharp edges and lessens strains by removing microscopic nicks from the surface.

Sources: Professor Roger Wright of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Dr. Jack Grubb of Allegheny Ludlum; Dr. William H. Cullen Jr. of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Dr. Shui Lee of Central Wire Industries; websites of AK Steel, Allegheny Technologies, Carpenter Technology, Sandmeyer Steel and Haward Corp.