We use Able to electropolish and passivate some of our surgical instruments. They were able to work with our other suppliers and coordinated drop shipments so that we would get our instruments microfinished in time. Their customer service is very helpful.
Precision Microfinish Improvement
Eliminate Burrs, Micro Cracks & Other Imperfections Left Behind in the Manufacturing Process
Achieve the highest-quality finish possible for your critical metal parts with precise, consistent and repeatable results you can count on. Whether you need electropolishing, passivation, vapor degreasing, or other finishing processes, Able is the metal finishing provider of choice for manufacturers of products with no margin for error.
How Electropolishing Works
Design & Prototyping
Avoid common design flaws and get products to market faster by using electropolishing in the design and prototyping process. We customize racks for each part, and test using full production equipment.
Simply fill out our form and we’ll email you a packing slip and shipping label. Then send us your parts and prints and we’ll electropolish your samples at no cost with a turnaround time of 24 to 48 hours.
Production & QC
Our detailed work instructions (including video), custom racking, state-of-the-art automation, and 65 years of experience all ensure the most precise and consistent electropolishing available for your parts.
Alloys We Electropolish
Able’s advanced metal finishing processes can improve the finish on a wide variety of metals, alloys and specialty alloys. Please contact us if you do not see your particular alloy listed below or have other questions.
Electropolishing removes burrs and other surface imperfections for a smooth, ultraclean and corrosion-resistant finish for 300 Series stainless steel parts.
Electropolishing is also used to create a bright, smooth and ultraclean finish for 400 Series stainless steel parts – including 416 and 440C.
Electropolishing provides an ultraclean, micro-smooth and pathogen-resistant surface that is critical for Nitinol parts used in surgical implants.
Metal Finishing Solutions
Our proprietary, reverse-plating technique deburrs, cleans and brightens parts in one single, repeatable, highly controlled process. Electropolished parts are 30x more corrosion-resistant than passivation can achieve.
Passivation cleans and removes free iron and other exogenous materials from stainless steels. We passivate per ASTM A967 and AMS 2700, as well as customer-specific specifications.
Laser marking is a fast, economical and reliable way to identify components made of stainless steel, titanium, Nitinol, anodized aluminum, and many plastics for parts that are flat, cylindrical and up to 18.7″ high.
We offer vapor degreasing, ultrasonic, alkaline, and other cleaning services as a one-stop-shop complement to our electropolishing, passivation and laser marking services for your metal parts and components.