Does electropolishing impact the hardness of a part?
A: No. Electropolishing removes the outer skin of the part but does not impact the hardness case.
Can electropolishing be used in conjunction with mechanical finishing?
A: Yes. While electropolishing often eliminates the need for additional processes, it is sometimes used in conjunction with mechanical polishing to ensure the highest-quality results.
Does electropolishing provide control over the amount of surface material removed?
A: Electropolishing removes a precise layer of surface material in a process that can be controlled, e.g. +/- .0001” for titanium, +/- .0002” for stainless steel and +/- .0005” for aluminum.
Does electropolishing work with parts created by additive manufacturing?
A: Yes, electropolishing eliminates surface imperfections like microburrs and microcracks that can be left behind following additive manufacturing. Learn more.
Is an electropolished part more corrosion resistant than a part that has been passivated?
A: Salt spray test results show that electropolishing leaves parts 30x more corrosion resistant than parts that are passivated. Learn more.
How do I know if electropolishing is the best option for my part?
A: Request a free sample to see the results for yourself.
What is the smallest and largest part that can be electropolished?
A: At Able, custom racking and robotic automation enables us to work with parts of all sizes and degree of intricacy.