Stainless steel parts used in the manufacture of equipment for the fire safety industry have to be able to perform under frequently wet and corrosive conditions. Electropolishing extends the life of these parts by eliminating surface imperfections left behind by machining, stamping and welding that can become initiation sites for corrosion and lead to premature part failure.
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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
Electropolishing, with its ability to remove a microscopically precise layer of surface material with consistent results, is the finishing process of choice for such parts, for many reasons. Learn why electropolishing is more effective than other methods for removing burrs.Download Whitepaper
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Metal parts used for fire safety purposes need a metal finishing process thats removes any surface defects that can invite harmful corrosion. Electropolishing enhances corrosion resistance by removing embedded contaminants, micro-burrs and other imperfections. Parts used in the fire safety industry must be burr free to prevent the risk of critical malfunction in the field.
Able Electropolishing’s customers in the fire safety industry prize electropolishing’s ability to leave their parts with enhanced corrosion resistance. One customer sends us 420 stainless steel fasteners used by a major manufacturer of fire trucks. Electropolishing removes the outer skin of metal parts, eliminating embedded particulates that can be an initiation site for corrosion. In addition, the process removes micro-burrs on the threads, improves the surface finish and leaves the part with a bright, decorative finish.
Another Able customer manufacturers fire hose nozzles and other firefighting accessories. Since 1988, this customer has sent us a variety of parts from clamps to springs for electropolishing. Electropolishing is a good fit for these stainless steel products, with multiple advantages gained in one process. The parts are returned with a bright, clean, passive surface and ready for final assembly.
Compared to passivation alone, electropolishing is 30 times more effective for improving corrosion resistance. Send your samples for electropolishing and we will 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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