Electropolishing: An Easy Way to Repair Micro Cracks

Posted by Able Electropolishing on February 11, 2015

At Able Electropolishing, our advanced metal treatment techniques can remove micro-cracks that may impede the performance of many metal parts. For 60 years, our services have helped prolong equipment lifespan and increase safety for a wide variety of industries.

How Does Electropolishing Work?

Electropolishing is an electro-chemical process that dissolves imperfections on the surface of metal. This process enhances microfinish, removes burrs and adds aesthetic value to metal parts.

Able Electropolishing proudly provides expert electropolishing, passivation and our unique Brite Passivation services for a wide range of industries. From high tech applications for military helicopters to stainless steel racks for food processing, we have a long and honorable history of helping engineers improve the fit, function and aesthetics of their components.

Enhanced Performance

Unlike passivation, our electropolishing treatment removes a highly controlled, precise amount of surface metal, thus enhancing the part’s function and prolonging its life. By dissolving the surface material in a chemical bath, we remove the burrs and blemishes that affect the part’s task. This also frees jagged, sharp edges, cracks, contaminants and moisture that can lead to corrosion over time. The part is left with an attractive, ultra clean and shiny finish.

Consistent Results

Our electropolishing process makes it possible to evenly treat the entire surface area of a part even if it has a complex or irregular shape. Electropolishing can reach surfaces on complex parts that mechanical polishing cannot. The entire surface area of the part will be free of defects and ready for use.

Small Parts? No Problem

Because electropolishing is an electrochemical process, and not a mechanical one, it can be used on parts that vary in size and shape, including multifaceted and tiny parts. Our process is very accurate and repeatable and allows us to finish metal parts on a consistently lot after lot. For the most fragile specialized parts, our exclusive Brite Passivation service will remove only the thinnest layer, leaving it polished and protected.

By meeting or exceeding industry standards, we can provide services like electropolishing, passivation and more while providing our clients with total confidence in our quality. At Able Electropolishing, we ensure you that we will always deliver a range of superior metal finishing services. The exclusive benefits of our electropolishing process make it the perfect solution for a variety of applications.

If you have further questions, please contact us at Able Electropolishing for more information, and we’ll be happy to assist you.