Electropolishing & Deburring Service for Niobium

Specialty alloys made with niobium are frequently used in applications with no room for error, like jet engines, turbines and even rockets. Surface imperfections left by the manufacturing process can render these parts unusable, or worse, cause damage to the assemblies in which they are used. By electropolishing niobium parts, you can eliminate surface imperfections like burrs and micro cracks, as well as embedded contaminants that can facilitate corrosion.

Niobium Electropolishing Services

Unlike metal finishing services that add plating or coatings to your parts, niobium electropolishing services remove the outer surface of metal unveiling the base metal. By submerging your part in an electrochemical bath, this process removes a controlled and uniform amount of material from the surface, leaving behind a finish that is smooth, clean and free of problematic imperfections.

Removing Imperfections

Surface imperfections even on the micro level can impede the performance of metal parts, which can be especially serious due to the critical applications for which niobium is frequently chosen. Due to its highly superconductive properties and temperature stability, it is used in MRI scanners and in nuclear applications.

Niobium electropolishing removes anomalies on the surface, creating a smooth and more conductive surface. Because of its precision and predictability, as well as the superior finish it creates, this metal finishing service is frequently incorporated as a final step in manufacturing.

Contact us to learn more about niobium electropolishing

Learn About the Electropolishing Difference


Electropolishing Live: Virtual Lunch and Learn

Electropolishing Live:
Virtual Lunch and Learn

Join the experts at Able Electropolishing via Microsoft Teams to ramp up your knowledge of metal finishing processes and have lunch (or breakfast, if you prefer) on us.

Request a Lunch & Learn
Try Electropolishing for Free: Sample Request

Try Electropolishing for Free:
Sample Request

Send us your parts/prototypes and we’ll electropolish them for free – we’ll even pay for the shipping! Samples are processed in 24-48 hours.

Request a Sample

Medical Device Manufacturing

Medical Device Manufacturing

From implantable devices to surgical instruments, electropolishing is a single-process treatment that results in biocompatible, safe and ultra clean parts.

Learn More  

Aerospace

Aerospace

We offer aerospace vendors and original equipment manufacturers our signature metal finishing services to increase fatigue-resistance for their metal parts, rendering them capable of withstanding the stress and corrosion that comes with long-term use.

Learn More  

Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical

Our strict adherence to industry standards ensures that pharmaceutical components are electropolished in accordance with ASTM B912 and ASME BPE specifications. These products are clean and smooth, corrosion resistant and contaminant free.

Learn More  

Automotive

Automotive

Corrosion resistance and microfinish improvement are essential for critical automotive parts, making electropolishing an increasingly beneficial option for automakers.

Learn More  

Consumer Appliance

Consumer Appliance

Our metal finishing services help increase corrosion resistance for these parts, and by removing the outermost layer of metal withelectropolishing the durability and longevity of these appliance components is increased.

Learn More  

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Electropolishing materials for this industry eliminates the buildup of bacterial biofilms, as well as keeping the equipment free of contaminants like Salmonella. Electropolishing delivers the level of sanitation required by a number of regulatory agencies.

Learn More  

Hydraulics & Pneumatics

Hydraulics & Pneumatics

From robotics to mobile equipment, the uses of electropolishing in the hydraulics and pneumatics industry are many. By helping prevent premature part failure, electropolishing reduces downtime and increases the life cycle of these components.

Learn More  

Electronics

Electronics

Improving conductivity and performance is just one benefit electropolishing offers for electronics parts. The surface finish is improved by as much as 50%, removing imperfections from the material without material removal.

Learn More  

Electropolishing Blog

Grow Your Reach, Shrink Lead Time with Trusted Supplier Network

The process of finishing critical metal parts for our clients in industries that include aerospace, medical device design, semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceutical production – and many others – is incredibly precise. Success can be measured in ten-thousandths of an inch.

What Can and Can’t Be Passivated?

Passivation is a widely used chemical finishing process to remove contaminants and improve the corrosion resistance of metal parts, including stainless steel and alloys like Nitinol and titanium. While passivation can be effective for many parts, for certain parts and…

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.