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Electropolishing Prevents Bacteria Growth on Stainless Steel Surfaces

A major ice cream manufacturer an recently recalled all products when two ice cream samples tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, (listeria), a food-borne bacteria that causes a serious, sometimes fatal infection if ingested. This listeria outbreak has prompted several food production facilities to recall their frozen treats and ice creams that had already been shipped to 23 states. The Centers for Disease Control had originally reported eight illnesses in Texas and Kansas but two more cases of listerosis have

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Can Electropolishing Stop Plating & Coatings From Peeling?

As a general rule, if metal surfaces are kept sanitary and have an adequate supply of oxygen to preserve their protective layer, they will most likely be able to resist imbedded and surface contaminants for quite a while. Still in most cases, peeling of plating or other coated materials; rust, corrosion and the introduction of other imbedded contaminants can always arise. In certain applications, especially those requiring ultra high purity, this can pose a problem. Electropolishing can help. Electropolishing: A Revers

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Avoiding Heat Tint Discoloration with Electropolishing

When stainless steel is heated, either in a furnace or in a heat-affected zone (such as welding), the colorization that can sometimes appear is known as heat tint. Often times, when heat tint is present, chromium-rich outer layer is formed. This will most likely affect the part’s corrosion resistance over time. Examining Factors Related to Heat Tint There is a large number of factors that affect the degree of color change. No single table of color exists that can accurately represent temperature in all cases. The co

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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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