Electropolishing & Ultracleaning for the Pharmaceutical Industry

To achieve the low Ra values required in the pharmaceutical industry, metal components can be electropolished to clear away contaminants and other foreign matter embedded in the pores of the metal, leaving the surface shiny, smooth, and heavily resistant to corrosion or contamination.

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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 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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Metal Finishing: Imperative for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

When it comes to the surface finish of metal parts used in pharmaceutical manufacturing, anything less than perfect is unacceptable. Pharmaceutical production equipment valves, manifolds, pumps and other accessories need a finish that is perfectly smooth, free of nicks, anomalies, polishing compounds and other contaminants left behind by mechanical polishing.

The advantages of electropolishing however, go beyond removing the compounds and other foreign particulates that mechanical polishing can leave embedded in the pores of the metal – electropolishing also produces a surface finish that is highly cleanable and resistant to pathogens and corrosion. These are critical properties for parts that must stand up to constant exposure to liquids, including harsh and potentially corrosive substances.


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Electropolishing for More Durable and Corrosion Resistant Metal Fasteners

Electropolishing provides an ultrasmooth, ultraclean surface, and improves corrosion resistance for metal fasteners.

Learn Which Metal Finishing Process Is Right for Your Critical Metal Parts

Read Able Electropolishing’s guide on passivation, pickling, and electropolishing to learn about the benefits and drawbacks of each for your metal parts. 

Take Able's Electropolishing 101 Quiz to Test Your Metal Finishing Knowledge

Put your electropolishing knowledge to the test with our new Electropolishing 101 quiz!

Across industries, electropolishing is the go-to metal finishing method for parts with no room for error. From aerospace to medical manufacturing, engineers rely on electropolishing to eliminate surface defects and create a hygienic, passive and ultra-smooth finish with improved fit, function and durability.

Electropolishing: Precise Material Removal for Critical Metal Parts

Electropolishing works by removing a microscopically precise layer of material from the surface of metal parts.