During the mid 1980’s a Swedish inventor, Karl-Ingemar Blomsterberg, developed a novel non-aqueous electrolyte and method for deburring and polishing of sophisticated airborne radar equipment. Since that time, the process has been further refined and the inventor has been awarded three U.S. and several foreign patents. This method has come to be known as the Burlytic Deburring Process.
The Burlytic® Process, although electrolytic in nature, is distinctly different from all existing electrochemical deburring techniques. Its unique non-aqueous electrolyte exhibits high electrical resistance properties. This characteristic enables the process to discriminate burrs from surrounding surface metal while at the same time achieving surface polishing. These features, when combined with minimal operator and plant hazards, set it apart from all other electrolytic deburring and polishing methods.
The process has been put to use in precision machine shops in Europe, Asia and North America. Systems have been installed for automotive and aircraft brake and hydraulic parts, surgical instruments, computer disk drive components, firearms, fuel injectors and other precise and high-reliability products.