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

Aug 11, 2020 1:48:00 PM
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

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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Whitepaper: Electropolishing Gets Better Results in the Effort to Eliminate Bacterial Cross-Contamination in Food Production

Jul 13, 2020 2:41:23 PM

Bacterial contamination can pose a serious threat to the food industry. Without diligent steps to prevent contamination and cross-contamination of food production equipment, pathogens can transmit life-threatening illnesses on a wide scale.

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Able Electropolishing Launches Updated Customer Portal

Able Launches Updated Customer Portal

At Able Electropolishing, we have invested decades in perfecting our metal finishing processes, with innovations and automation that have brought a degree of precision, consistency and quality that could not have been imagined just a short time ago.

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Pickling vs. Electropolishing for Precision, Consistency and Strength

Jun 8, 2020 9:30:00 AM
Pickling vs. Electropolishing for Precision, Consistency and Strength

Metal pickling and electropolishing are both finishing treatments that can be used to remove surface impurities and contaminants from metal parts, but they represent two vastly different approaches in terms of process, precision and outcome. There are few applications for which pickling does not lose in a close comparison of benefits.

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