Electropolishing Service (copy, no-index)

Electropolishing removes a microscopically precise layer of surface material, to tolerances as low as +/-.0001″, depending on the alloy. This degree of precision and consistency, along with the ability to remove a variety of surface imperfections in one process, is why electropolishing is so often specified for critical parts used in medical implants and surgical instruments, aerospace components and fragile or critical parts used in other industries. Electropolishing is a one-stop process for a micro-smooth, ultraclean, corrosion and pathogen-resistant surface finish – with 30 times more corrosion resistance than passivation.

Electropolishing also eliminates the need for additional metal finishing processes like hand deburring, tumbling, pickling, and cleaning.

Metals Suitable for Electropolishing

At Able Electropolishing, we offer our electropolishing service for a diverse range of common and specialty alloys. They include:

Not sure if your specialty alloy is suitable for our electropolishing service? Contact us today for a free sample, a quote or more information about the metals we can treat and improve.

Comparison to Passivation

Electropolishing gives your part greater corrosion resistance, longevity and performance for a broader range of alloys than passivation can, as well as providing other benefits that passivation does not. These include:

  • Eliminating weld and heat treat discoloration
  • Sizing
  • Microfinishing
  • Ultracleaning
  • Deburring

Though passivation removes free iron and other contaminants from the surfaces of stainless steel parts, the process is not as versatile or as effective as electropolishing.

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Industries That Rely On Our Electropolishing Service

Our electropolishing service is relied upon by a variety of industries, each of which requires electropolished parts for different reasons. They include professionals in industries like:

  • Medical & Dental: electropolishing ensures that medical and dental instruments, as well as, implantable items, are clean, burr-free, corrosion-resistant and safe.
  • Automotive & Aerospace: our electropolishing service is used to improve the finish and deburr gears, lead screws, injectors and rotors.
  • Consumer Appliances: metal parts that are used in appliances like refrigerators, ice machines and deep fryers look better and last longer after being electropolished.
  • Pharmaceutical: electropolishing is utilized for equipment used in the manufacturing and dispensing of medications to prevent corrosion and bacteria growth that could lead to contamination of their product.

These are a few examples of the many industries that use electropolishing so the parts they rely on perform properly, preventing unexpected part failures and costly complications.

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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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Electropolishing Blog

Electropolishing Process with the Highest Standards of Quality Control

For every successful project at Able Electropolishing, there is a meticulous, high-quality process at work behind the scenes. Our clients rely on us for precise and consistent results, customized to the demanding needs of industries like medical device manufacturing, food and beverage production – and industries like yours.

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.