Electropolishing & Passivation Standards: ASTM, ASME, SAE & ISO

At Able Electropolishing, we take pride in a job well done. That includes adhering to international standards of excellence, ensuring that we consistently provide a variety of high quality electropolishing and passivation services.

We meet standards set by:

  • ASTM (The American Society for Testing and Materials)
  • ASME (Formerly The American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • SAE (Formerly The Society of Automotive Engineers)
  • ISO (The International Organization for Standardization)

By meeting or exceeding the various standards set by these organizations, we can provide services like electropolishing, passivation and more while giving our clients a sense of true security in our quality. When you work with Able Electropolishing, you can enjoy the peace of mind that we are meeting high standards, whether you’re sending us one part or thousands.

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These standards allow us to provide finishing services for critical parts in industries like pharmaceuticals, medical device manufacturing, aerospace and automotive engineering, appliances and more. For more information about these standards and our own practices for electropolishing and more, please contact our sales department at sales@ableelectropolishing.com or call us at 773-277-1600.

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Electropolishing Live: Virtual Lunch and Learn

Electropolishing Live:
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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.

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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.

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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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