Electropolishing & Deburring for Laser and Photonics Industry

Electropolishing is the finishing method of choice for many parts in the laser and photonics industries for its ability to create an ultrasmooth, corrosion-resistant surface with a precise and consistent amount of surface material removal.

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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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Guide: How the Laser, Optic, & Photonic Industries Benefit from Electropolishing

Download our technical guide and discover how electropolishing is a more cost effective method of achieving clean parts for your photonics, optics or laser applications.

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Electropolishing for Metal Parts Used in Laser, Optics & Photonics Industries

The last decade has brought a dramatic increase in the number of parts we electropolish for the laser and photonics industry. They include parts like the aluminum housings, mounts and accessories used in the manufacture of industrial lasers.

A major laser manufacturing company we worked with was searching for a process that would not only provide a contaminant-free part for its products, which are assembled in a clean room, but also a smoother part surface for better sealing properties.

After processing material samples and actual prototypes, a process was developed to provide the surface finish the manufacturer required. When the research and development was completed, (.0006” to .0008”) total material removal was approved and specified with an Able Specification number. The specification number includes the alloy code, type of electrolyte, primary goal and material removal. The company’s R&D engineers determined that electropolishing the parts was critical to the proper functioning of the lasers.

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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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.