In 2016, GPAINNOVA and its brand DLyte released DryLyte, the first dry electropolishing process for metal pieces. After registering this unique new technology worldwide, the company maintained steady growth until becoming the 4th fastest growing European industrial goods company by 2022, according to Financial Times.
DLyte automates, simplifies, and standardizes the surface finishing process of metal parts. It provides a high-performance solution for the most demanding metals and alloys in industrial companies and offers a wide range of advantages over traditional polishing systems, which improves the performance of every single treated piece.
Metal parts used for high-precision applications must meet tight geometric tolerances and have very low roughness at a microscopic level to ensure minimal friction, exact mating, and high resistance to wear and failure. These include increased corrosion, fatigue, and erosion resistance, a longer life span, biocompatibility, greater adherence of subsequent coatings, and better appearance and gloss.
Applications for the patented DryLyte Technology can be used for lapping, rounding, deburring, surface smoothing and high gloss polishing of aesthetic parts. It is suitable for several sectors, such as dental, medical, or industrial applications, including additive manufacturing (AM).
DLyte is part of GPAINNOVA, a technological platform established in Barcelona in April 2013 and specializing in surface finishing for metal parts. This business group focuses on the design, manufacturing and marketing of machines based on the DryLyte Technology. GPAINNOVA counts on DLyte Chemicals, the company that manufactures and markets its consumable materials.