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Resolving Conductivity Issues With Electropolishing

If you are involved in the electronics industry, you know that manufacturers are always searching for new ways to enhance conductivity and equipment performance. It’s possible to greatly diminish the chance of performance failures like arcing or current flow interruption by maintaining a smooth surface that is free of burrs, and other imperfections. Electropolishing Results in a Smooth Surface Finish At Able, our electropolishing services are an ideal partnership for the electronics industry because electropolishing

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How Can Electropolishing Remove Weld Discoloration?

Bonds created by welding (in HAZ-heat affected zones) can be extremely strong, but as anyone in the industry knows, heat application can sometimes result in discoloration. This discoloration often takes the form of a “rainbow” pattern of various colors, but can also appear as a dark or medium gray stain. Electropolishing is time-tested metal finishing procedure that is commonly referred to as a “reverse plating process.” It significantly improves the lifespan of metal parts, protects against corrosion, and of

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Eliminate Staining with Electropolishing

Unfortunately, there is no metal that exists (even stainless steel, despite the name) that is completely protected from staining and discoloration. If it is exposed to air, every type of metal can develop stains that can lead to rusting and corrosion in time. But that is no reason to discard this valuable material. At Able Electropolishing, we have been restoring and prolonging the life of metal parts for almost 60 years. Our qualified engineers and technicians are here to listen to your concerns and offer the best poss

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Electropolishing: Improving Springs & Stamping Fatigue Life

In addition to the more obvious benefits like a bright, shiny exterior, electropolishing is also an ideal metal finishing process for prolonging the fatigue life of metal parts that are required to remain flexible or bendable. These parts come in many forms, including laser-cut tubes, springs, machined parts, stampings and wire forms. Electropolishing Eradicates Imperfections Many metal manufacturing process can leave tiny imperfections or surface contaminants behind. These imperfections often become areas of high ris

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Electropolishing: An Easy Way to Resize Parts

When working with new or raw materials, it often becomes necessary to hone these materials to a specific size. Compared to similar processes, electropolishing is a quick, cost-effective way to achieve customized results. A Proud History Here at Able Electropolishing we have provided electropolishing, passivation and our unique Brite Passivation services for a wide range of industries for more than 58 years. From cutting edge technology applications for military helicopters to steel racks for food processing, we have a

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Electropolishing: A Decorative Finish Is Just The Beginning

Back in the 1950s when it was developed, the electropolishing process earned its name because of the unmistakable bright, shiny finish that it left behind. While certainly a valuable aesthetic benefit and one that enhances appearance and consumer value, the attractive, chrome-like finish of electropolishing is just the beginning. Benefits of Electropolishing At Able Electropolishing, we offer our electropolishing services for a broad range of everyday and lesser-used alloys. We regularly work titanium, aluminum, coppe

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Electropolishing Gives New Life to Oversized Parts

As anyone who works with metal can attest to, metal parts, have an inherent value; regardless of their current condition, size or shape. Often times, metal parts can be salvaged or repurposed to preform new tasks. Electropolishing: A Brief Introduction Electropolishing is an electrochemical process that combines rectified current with a chemical electrolyte bath to eliminate flaws from the surface of metal parts. The technology was introduced in the 1950s, and since then, electropolishing has been used in a diverse ra

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Electropolishing Refines Surfaces Affected by Galling

At times you may have found that your stainless steel bolts and nuts twist off during installation or find that the bolt's threads are failing to fit together with the threading of the nut. This is known as “thread galling.” What Causes Galling? Essentially, galling is a type of stress that occurs within sliding surfaces. When metal galls, especially if there is a large amount of force compressing the surfaces together, some of the metal is pulled with the contact surface. The most common cause of galling is a com

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Learn How Electropolishing Can Repair Fissures

Fissures are long, fine cracks than can quickly become a serious problem, affecting both part performance and worker safety. Electropolishing is a widely used metal finishing process that improves the life of metal parts, ensuring that they retain their original shape and design. These parts may come in various forms, including wire forms, laser-cut tubes, stampings and machine parts. During the manufacturing process, small flaws on the surface of these parts may be left behind. These flaws, often undetectable to the

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Electropolishing: An Easy Way to Repair Micro Cracks

At Able Electropolishing, our advanced metal treatment techniques can remove micro-cracks that may impede the performance of many metal parts. For 60 years, our services have helped prolong equipment lifespan and increase safety for a wide variety of industries. How Does Electropolishing Work? Electropolishing is an electro-chemical process that dissolves imperfections on the surface of metal. This process enhances microfinish, removes burrs and adds aesthetic value to metal parts. Able Electropolishing proudly pro

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