As the largest electropolishing specialist in the world, our ability to finish nearly any alloy, our knowledgeable staff, and the ability to run one part or millions of parts sets us apart from the competition.
In close collaboration with clients in the aerospace, medical, laboratory, pharmaceutical, and food processing industries – among others – Able has developed highly customized processes that produce the most precise, consistent and reliable results for a wide array of critical metal parts.
Our electropolishing expertise plays a vital role in the strength, corrosion-resistance and fatigue life improvement of flight-critical metal parts for the aerospace industry and in the ability of life-saving medical parts to resist pathogens with an ultraclean and microsmooth finish.
We've earned the trust of engineers and manufacturers in some of the most challenging industries in the world. That takes more than innovation and state-of-the-art processes. It also means an attention to deadlines, efficiency, reliability and a tradition of continuous improvement. Our clients depend on us for jobs with no room for error – you can too.
With over 220 people on three shifts five days a week, we operate a state-of-the-art facility in Chicago, IL where a multimillion dollar investment in robotic automation helps ensure the consistently high-quality results required by manufacturers of tools, parts and devices with critically important functions.
Our commitment to our clients’ success drives our work toward continuous innovation, down to the customization of our processes for each part, including on-site tooling, custom racking, custom chemical formulation and prototyping runs conducted on full production equipment. We treat every single job as the critically important step that it is and our roster of clients worldwide shows the level of trust that we have earned over six decades of providing state-of-the-art solutions and unmatched customer service.
We consider Able Electropolishing to be key partners.They do great quality work, and because everything is customized, it’s very quality-focused. We always say that Able is like a big brother. We like how they handle communication, paperwork turnaround time, the finish… just the whole gamut. That’s why they’ve been such an integral part of our business.”
Also known as a “reverse plating” process, electropolishing involves removing surface metal from a part in a uniform fashion, effectively eliminating microscopic burrs or other defects to leave the product with a smooth, bright and clean finish. Companies often specify electropolishing as the final step in their manufacturing process. Read more
Passivation is a process in which parts are submersed into an acid bath to remove free iron and other surface contaminants. The resulting finish improves corrosion resistance. Read more
If you’re manufacturing parts with 440C stainless steel and relying on passivation to get the finish you need, you may be overlooking an opportunity to dramatically improve the corrosion resistance of your parts.
While electropolishing is best known for the results it achieves as the last step in the process for finishing critical metal parts, it can also be an interim step for improving the results of parts that will undergo plating.
The biocompatibility of medical devices, implants and instruments to ensure that every part that comes into contact with the human body poses no risk of irritation or harm is a fundamental requirement for medical manufacturers.
For every successful project at Able Electropolishing, there is a meticulous, high-quality process at work behind the scenes. Our clients rely on us for precise and consistent results, customized to the demanding needs of industries like medical device manufacturing, food and beverage production – and industries like yours.