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Applications for Electropolishing & Deburring

For more than 58 years, Able Electropolishing has provided electropolishing, passivation and our unique Brite Passivation services for a wide range of industries. From high tech applications for military helicopters in aerospace to medical implants and surgical instruments to steel racks for food processing, we have a long and proud history of helping engineers improve the fit, function and aesthetics of their components.

Improving Performance Across Industries

Unlike standard passivation services, our electropolishing process improves the performance of metal parts by removing a precise, highly controlled level of surface material. By removing that material, we eliminate the burrs and imperfections that make a part’s performance suffer. This also rids the metal of rugged surface areas where contaminants and moisture get trapped and lead to corrosion, improving the longevity of the part with a micro finish.

Electropolishing Small Parts

Electropolishing is an electrochemical process that uses precision science, not manual or mechanical polishing, to perfect metal parts of all shapes and sizes. Because of this, it can be used on parts big and small, including large batches of tiny, complex or otherwise delicate parts. Our exclusive Brite Passivation service—our lightest form of electropolishing—is ideal for removing the most minute layer of surface material possible, allowing us to give even the smallest, most fragile parts our signature finish.

Achieving Uniform Surface Finish

Our electropolishing services allow us to treat the surface area of a part uniformly, even if it has a complex and intricate design. Unlike mechanical polishes that can’t achieve perfectly uniform finishes on complex parts, the electropolishing process ensures an even, uniform finish across a part’s entire surface area.

The benefits unique to our electropolishing services make it the ideal solution for a variety of industries. To review specific industries and their associated applications, please visit the pages listed to the left. If you don’t see your industry, or you have further inquiries, please contact us at Able Electropolishing for more information.

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Medical Device Manufacturing

Medical Device Manufacturing

From implantable devices to surgical instruments, electropolishing is a single-process treatment that results in biocompatible, safe and ultra clean parts.

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Aerospace

Aerospace

We offer aerospace vendors and original equipment manufacturers our signature metal finishing services to increase fatigue-resistance for their metal parts, rendering them capable of withstanding the stress and corrosion that comes with long-term use.

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Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical

Our strict adherence to industry standards ensures that pharmaceutical components are electropolished in accordance with ASTM B912 and ASME BPE specifications. These products are clean and smooth, corrosion resistant and contaminant free.

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Automotive

Automotive

Corrosion resistance and microfinish improvement are essential for critical automotive parts, making electropolishing an increasingly beneficial option for automakers.

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Consumer Appliance

Consumer Appliance

Our metal finishing services help increase corrosion resistance for these parts, and by removing the outermost layer of metal withelectropolishing the durability and longevity of these appliance components is increased.

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Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Electropolishing materials for this industry eliminates the buildup of bacterial biofilms, as well as keeping the equipment free of contaminants like Salmonella. Electropolishing delivers the level of sanitation required by a number of regulatory agencies.

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Hydraulics & Pneumatics

Hydraulics & Pneumatics

From robotics to mobile equipment, the uses of electropolishing in the hydraulics and pneumatics industry are many. By helping prevent premature part failure, electropolishing reduces downtime and increases the life cycle of these components.

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Electronics

Electronics

Improving conductivity and performance is just one benefit electropolishing offers for electronics parts. The surface finish is improved by as much as 50%, removing imperfections from the material without material removal.

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