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:
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.
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:
Our laser marking equipment allows us to mark flat and three-dimensional parts, including cylindrical parts, using any font. Other benefits include:
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. .
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.
Electropolishing provides an ultrasmooth, ultraclean surface, and improves corrosion resistance for metal fasteners.
Read Able Electropolishing’s guide on passivation, pickling, and electropolishing to learn about the benefits and drawbacks of each for your metal parts.
Across industries, electropolishing is the go-to metal finishing method for parts with no room for error. From aerospace to medical manufacturing, engineers rely on electropolishing to eliminate surface defects and create a hygienic, passive and ultra-smooth finish with improved fit, function and durability.