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Electropolishing vs. Vibratory Polishing for Metal Finishing | Able

Aug 14, 2020 1:55:00 PM
Vibratory Polishing vs. Electropolishing

As companies examine ways to enhance their metal parts, they will be able to choose from a variety of metal finishing treatments, including vibratory polishing and electropolishing. Each process utilizes different methods to polish parts. They also provide varying results. Wondering whether you should submit metal parts for vibratory polishing or electropolishing? Find out which finishing method proves to be most beneficial and effective.

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How to Prepare Metal Parts for Electropolishing | Able

12 Steps for Preparing Parts for Electropolishing

When sending in parts for electropolishing, it is crucial for the parts to be correctly prepared for the process. Since electropolishing is typically the last step in the manufacturing process, proper preparation of parts is crucial for optimal results.

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Electopolishing vs. Mechanical Polishing | Able Electropolishing

Aug 12, 2020 1:51:00 PM
Mechanical Polishing vs. Electropolishing

Mechanical polishing is a manual process performed on individual parts, while electropolishing can be performed on multiple parts at one time. Wondering which treatment provides better results? Follow our guides of the processes of each treatment, as well as the benefits for both.

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How Do I Know If My Part Is Passive? | Able Electropolishing

How Do I Know If My Part Is Passive?

Passivation is an acid-cleaning process designed to remove free iron from the surface of stainless steels. This process is an essential step in removing foreign matter from the surface of the metal and creating a chromium-rich layer that is resistant to corrosion. The process effectively prolongs the part’s lifespan. Passivation can be the differentiating factor between acceptable performance and untimely part breakdown.

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Electropolishing for 416 and 440c Grade Stainless Steel | Able

Aug 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM
The Benefits of Electropolishing 440c and 416 Stainless Steel

Stainless steel components can be treated in a number of ways to lengthen their useful life, but the right choice may depend on the grade of stainless steel. What should manufacturers consider when they need to finish 416 or 440c stainless steel?

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