Electropolishing significantly improves the corrosion resistance of auto parts, which is especially critical for an industry that has increasingly stringent quality standards for its metal components.
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Auto engineers are focused on proper function, safety, reliability and performance of metal parts. Electropolishing can yield a bright and uniform surface finish that will never crack or peel, greatly increasing corrosion resistance and fatigue life improvement.Download guide
Learn why enhanced corrosion resistance is one of the most common reasons engineers across a variety of industries rely on electropolishing to finish their critical metal parts, especially for parts made of stainless steel. Three included case studies show the difference electropolishing makes.Download whitepaper
Whether you are an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), a part manufacturer or a metal working shop looking to solve these common surface problems, it's critical to find a solution to adequately address these surface problems in a cost-effective method.Download Guide
Electropolishing small, critical interior auto parts greatly reduces the threat of lingering metal shavings, burrs and embedded contaminants that can compromise a vehicle’s performance. The process removes a precise amount of surface metal from parts to brighten, deburr, improve corrosion resistance, and remove imperfections and contaminants left behind by stamping, tumbling and other manufacturing processes.
Auto manufacturers also need a process to remove weld discoloration and improve corrosion resistance of exterior metal parts. Electropolishing does all of this in one process, giving the stainless steel a uniformly bright, shiny and chrome-like appearance. Stringent salt spray and humidity tests show that electropolished parts have much higher ability to withstand corrosion and the effects of harsh elements like road salt, which causes corrosion and discoloration over time.
We recommend sending samples for electropolishing so that you can evaluate both finish and dimensional changes. If electropolishing is planned during the design stage, the material removal can be factored into your final size specifications.
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Read our guide to understand why so many of the world’s best-known manufacturers, including Boeing, SpaceX, Tesla, and Volvo, trust Able to electropolish their metal parts.
From unexpected costs to regulatory compliance and safety hazards, in-house electropolishing can pose significant challenges and risks.
Electropolishing is used to improve surface finish and enhance corrosion resistance, enabling critical metal parts to perform better and last longer.
When a marine and rescue hardware manufacturer started developing parts for rescue harnesses in 2018, they knew they needed to find a metal finishing partner with uncompromising standards and no tolerance for error: lives, literally, hang on the line.