Automotive: Electropolishing to Meet Standards & Improve Surface Finish

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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FINISH FIRST: Electropolishing in the R&D Process

Our Finish First methodology enables world class design and manufacturing engineers to approach metal finishing challenges from the beginning, as an advantage in the design and prototyping stage.

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Technical Guide: Metal Finishing for the Automotive Industry

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.

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Whitepaper: Electropolishing for Significantly Improved Corrosion Resistance

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.

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Technical Guide: Your Solution to 7 Metal Surface Problems

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.

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Electropolishing for Interior & Exterior Auto Parts

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.

Eliminate Burrs, Increase Part Life & Prevent Corrosion

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Electropolishing Blog

The Benefits of Electropolishing for 440C Stainless Steel

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.

Electropolishing for Better, More Durable Plated 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.

Biocompatibility and Electropolishing for Medical Manufacturing

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.

Electropolishing Process with the Highest Standards of Quality Control

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.