Our Electropolishing & Passivation Facility

State-of-the-Art Equipment, Service & Expertise

State-of-the-Art Equipment, Service & Expertise

Able Electropolishing is the world’s largest electropolishing company, employing more than 160 people on three shifts. Thousands of companies worldwide rely on Able technology for metal parts, with nearly every industry utilizing the techniques developed and later refined by our founder, Zen Pokvitis. We operate our state-of-the-art facility in Chicago, Illinois.

Our advanced processing production facility offers the following equipment and services:

Bake-Out Oven

Due to the release of hydrogen during Able’s electropolishing process, there are no cases of part brittleness due to hydrogen. However, when a post-chemical bake-out is necessary, Able is equipped with a Blue M electric oven that can bake out your parts in a completely oxygen-free environment with a continuous flow of nitrogen.

Laser Marking System

Laser Marking System

Able utilizes a Trumpf TruMark Laser Marking System to complement its suite of services that it offers to manufacturers of metal components for virtually any industry. The Trumpf TruMark Laser Marking System creates custom laser engravings on a variety of alloys, including:

  • Stainless steel
  • Titanium
  • Nitinol
  • Anodized aluminum
  • Various plastics

Our laser marking equipment allows us to mark flat and three-dimensional parts, including cylindrical parts, using any font. Other benefits include:

  • Laser marking for parts up to 18.7″ high
  • Marking with logos, custom shapes and 17 common barcode types
  • Marking five different 2D matrix formats
  • Fully UID compliant

Deionized Water Unit

Deionized Water Unit

In order to produce ultra pure water, Able utilizes a sophisticated deionized water unit. This equipment is used to rinse parts for an ultraclean finish required in the medical, dental semiconductor, automotive and other industries. .

Ultraclean Packaging

Able has the ability to provide parts that are double-bagged and nitrogen purged ready for opening and final assembly in the cleanroom, a requirement for many companies that specify electropolishing on Ultra High Purity (UHP) components. These same requirements are often required by manufacturers of high-end optical, imaging and laser applications that have difficult to clean parts.

Upon completion of the electropolishing, the parts receive multiple rinses with the final rinse being deionized water. After centrifugal drying, the components are moved to our class 100 clean bench for packaging. We then proceed to package individually in double bags that have been purged with nitrogen and sealed.

At Able, we have the ability to provide a wide variety of services for just about any industry. We’re a world leader in providing a variety of metal finishing treatments. Many companies rely on our signature electropolishing service as the “final step” in their manufacturing process.

Contact us to learn more about electropolishing and passivation

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