Manufacturing of watches and clocks is one of the most challenging mechanical tasks in production. Surface finishing of parts ranging from arbors, pivots, wheels, and crowns to cases and straps is an important aspect of this.
The extremely complex mechanism used in watches and clocks requires that each individual part be optimally deburred and polished while adhering to close dimensional tolerances.
Our Solutions for the Watch Industry
Deburring and Polishing for Extremely Smooth Surfaces
Unlike mechanical machining techniques (e.g., grinding and honing), chemical deburring does not involve mechanical loading and heating of part surfaces. With it, inaccessible edges and corners can be reached and treated very effectively. Roughness is reduced and surface defects are eliminated, leading to improved fatigue strength behavior of parts. Rounding of the edges creates thread-smooth surfaces.
Surface Treatment for Greater Functionality
Gloss, roughness, cleaning properties, and corrosion behavior are optimized through electropolishing. A part can achieve its full functionality with an electropolished surface. Sharp-edged surfaces can be reliably deburred and polished.
For the watch industry, ElpoChem offers surface treatments and surface finishing solutions for the following metals:
Electropolishing, pickling, passivation
Electropolishing, chemical deburring and polishing, and anodization
Electropolishing, chemical deburring and polishing
Chemical deburring and polishing
Copper and copper alloys
Electropolishing, chemical deburring, pickling, passivation
Consulting, Conceptual Design, Project Planning
Support for Customer Plants
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