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Electrolytes are liquids involved in the marking process "electro-chemical etching". The electrolyte to be used depends on the alloy that is marked and the type of mark one is trying to accomplish (surface etch vs. deep etch). Electrolytes are non hazardous and safe to use, but should not be taken internally. All electrolytes are produced in and shipped from New Bedford, MA.
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Neutralite N-1 ex10 electrolyte ex-9B
N-1 Neutralite - Neutralizer, Cleaner
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Our Price: $11.50
EX-10 Electrolyte
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Our Price: $12.50
EX-9B Electrolyte
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Our Price: $14.50
N-1 is our cleaning and neutralizing solution. It can be used with all electrolytes and alloys.

Purpose of the N-1 is to remove salts and other reaction products from the marking area. It will bring back the etching area to (about) pH neutral. A quick wipe with a N-1 moistened felt or cloth will be sufficient.

Problems with rust on your (stainless or carbon) steel parts after marking? We can help, just send us a quick message in the contact section.
EX-10 is our electrolyte for black marks on steel surfaces. It is typically used on stainless steel, carbon steel, Aluminum. It marks Gold or gold-plated surfaces. All marks will be black.

Applications have a wide range from knife blades to machined pieces, Aluminum parts and gold knobs.

Use a setting of 12 Volt AC, if the mark comes out weak, go to a setting of 24 Volt AC
EX-9B is our electrolyte for black marks on high end metal surfaces. It is typically used on stainless steel, chrome plated surfaces, nickel plated surfaces, cadmium plated surfaces and bronze.

Applications have a wide range from surgical implants to chef knives.

Use a setting of 12 Volt AC
electrolyte ex-21 electrolyte ex-d20 developer solution dev-1
EX-21 Electrolyte
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Our Price: $14.50
EX-D20 Electrolyte
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Our Price: $17.50
DEV-1 Developer Solution
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Our Price: $18.00
EX-21 has different effects on the metal surface.
The following surfaces turn white or bright grey when etched with EX-21 (use AC Voltages):
black oxide, blue oxide,

The following surfaces turn black when etched with EX-21 (Use AC Voltages):
carbide tools, graphite (24V DC),

The following alloys can be deep etched with EX-21 (use 24 Volt DC):
copper, brass, bronze
EX-D20 is our go to electrolyte for deep etching. It leaves a clear, deep mark. The marking depth will depend on your specific alloy. As a rule of thumb assume 0.5 thou depth for a 3 second marking cycle.

Alloys that can be deep etched include:
stainless steel, carbon steel, any kind of plating
EX-D20 does not deep etch aluminum, use EX-4.

Use a setting of 24 Volt DC
DEV-1 is the developer solution for our self stencil material.

empty bottle into a pan and submerse the exposed stencil material. The unexposed material should start to wash out immediately. Support wash-out process with slight agitation or a gentle rub with your finger.

The material is reusable and can be used a long time, although it might change color.

DEV-1 is perfectly safe for operator and environment.
electrolyte ex-33
EX-33 Electrolyte
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Our Price: $21.00
EX-33 is our electrolyte for High-Nickel alloys and it is our go-to solution for CoCr implant grade alloys, it will give you a high contrast black mark with no chipping.

Applications have a wide range, most applications come from high temperature resistant alloys like Inconel (High- Nickel alloys).
Other applications include SN Coatings (Tin) and ZN coatings (Zinc).

Use a setting of 12 Volt AC or 24 Volt AC.

If you are not sure about your specific application we will be happy to test your parts for you.
   
 
Electrolytes are liquids involved in the marking process via electro-chemical etching. The electrolyte to be used depends on the alloy that is marked and the type of mark one is trying to accomplish (surface etch vs. deep etch).