Electropolishing & Deburring for the Marine Industry

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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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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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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Whitepaper: Advantages of Electropolishing for Deburring Metal Parts

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.

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Technical Guide: Your Solution to 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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Chemical Passivation vs. Electropolishing for Marine Parts

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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The Top 10 Benefits of Electropolishing

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Getting to Know ASTM, SAE, and ISO Standards

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