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, both as a way to ensure better results prior to penetrant testing, and 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 to Improve Corrosion Protection

Discover why one of the most common applications for electropolishing is to enhance corrosion resistance on a wide variety of metal alloys, specifically stainless steel. These two case studies show why electropolishing has become a replacement process for passivation.

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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

Webinar: Electropolishing for Aerospace
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Benefits of Electropolishing | Metal Deburring for Microburrs
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Fatigue Life Improvement for Parts
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Improve Corrosion Resistance | Stainless Steel & Aluminum Metal Parts
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