Able Electropolishing has years of experience providing metal finishing of components and assemblies for the marine industry. Our electropolishing process is a good fit for stainless steel parts that have to perform in the harsh salt air. In comparison to chemical passivation, electropolishing provides 30 times the corrosion resistance when subjected to salt spray testing.
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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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At Able, we have years of experience electropolishing metal parts for marine applications. One of our customers manufactures 304 stainless steel hose racks that are used on docks and other waterfront locations. Many of the components are weldments that would quickly rust and deteriorate in the ocean environment without the added protection of electropolishing. Because it is an all-in-one process, electropolishing removes the weld discoloration, greatly improves the corrosion resistance, and leaves parts with a high-shine and corrosion-resistant finish.
Another customer manufactures custom accessories for boats. From seat brackets to vent screens, the various parts require electropolishing for a bright, long-lasting finish that can stand up to the salty elements. Through testing, it was determined that electropolishing would allow the company to use a less expensive 304 stainless steel instead of having to pay a premium for the 316 SS material.
Untreated metal parts used for marine applications can suffer from burrs and other surface impurities that leave them be susceptible to corrosion. Following treatment, parts have long-lasting, exceptional resistance to rust. Parts are also deburred, ultra-clean and have an improved microfinish value.
Electropolishing is the most effective treatment for eliminating surface impurities and embedded contaminants in a variety of common and specialty alloys. 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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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.