R&D Assistance for Part Improvement

Research and Development for Improving Parts

For over 50 years, Able has been at the forefront of metal removal technology. Metallurgists, Design/Project Engineers, R&D professionals from around the world utilize our services to evaluate metal surface changes and improvements for their companies, universities or government agencies.

Our process removes surface metal, and in doing so, imparts a host of changes to metal performance. Improved bacterial resistance, heightened corrosion resistance, reduced outgassing, reduced galling, and contamination removal are all properties that need to be properly evaluated and measured. As the world’s largest electropolishing specialist, we have a host of unique tools and services to aid you in your evaluation.

Sample Processing

We have the world’s most complete databank of process parameters, fixturing designs and other data gathered from processing literally hundreds of thousands of different metal parts in nearly every metal alloy. This treasure trove of process methods means we can quickly and efficiently work on your important project, and bring to bear decades of experience.

Educational Workshop Hosting Services

We have a team of experienced professionals that can conduct educational workshops on our process either at your facilities or in our offices. With appropriate notice, we can hold a process line, SEM and other tools available so your team can evaluate samples or metal coupons at our facility. While we do not offer production floor visitation, we can easily accommodate your needs for fast and accurate evaluation.

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Proprietary Issues

We respect and protect customers that have proprietary processes, materials and methods. We operate under literally hundreds of Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA) for nearly every industry, and that is a key reason why we do not offer plant visitation. Your products, processes and methods are safe with Able.

About our fees

While many of the initial samples we process are free, others requiring extensive engineering, rack design or process line changes are subject to engineering fees. Our engineering services and tools are often committed to projects lasting weeks, months and sometimes years. Once we can understand the scope of your needs, we would gladly provide a quotation for your evaluation. In any case, there are no surprise fees or expenses with Able.

For more details on our Research & Development services, contact Scott Potter at 888-868-2900.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Automotive

Automotive

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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