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What Can and Can’t Be Passivated?

November 8, 2022

Passivation is a widely used chemical finishing process to remove contaminants and improve the corrosion resistance of metal parts, including stainless steel and alloys like Nitinol and titanium. While passivation can be effective for many parts, for certain parts and applications, other methods may provide superior results.

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Whitepaper: The Advantages of Electropolishing for Metal Fasteners

April 16, 2021
Our new whitepaper will discuss the role that electropolishing plays in finishing metal fasteners to improve their structural integrity and longevity

Whitepaper: Electropolishing for Improved Corrosion Resistance

October 23, 2020
Discover why electropolishing is more effective than surface passivation in improving corrosion resistance and deburring stainless steel and other metals

AeroDef Manufacturing Conference: Aerospace Industry Electropolishing

March 6, 2020
Join us at Aerodef 2020 to learn how electropolishing for the aerospace industry can prevent corrosion and vastly improve the fatigue life of metal parts

Choosing the Right Finishing Method for Metal Part Problems

April 3, 2018
Learn how electropolishing compares with metal pickling, mechanical polishing, metal plating, tumbling, vibratory finishing, blasting, and passivation

Electropolishing for 300 & 400 Series Stainless Steel Alloys

September 2, 2015
Electropolishing can be used to remove burrs and surface imperfections from stainless steel as well as almost any metal alloy, unlike passivation

Passivation vs. Electropolishing Comparison Guide

November 22, 2013
Compare and contrast the corrosion resistance and other benefits of passivation vs. electropolishing including process preparation and output

Does Chemical Passivation Increase Corrosion Resistance?

July 17, 2013
Learn why chemical passivation improves the corrosion resistance of stainless steel parts somewhat but is not as effective as electropolishing
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The Able Electropolishing Advantage

Learn how electropolishing promotes corrosion resistance, fatigue life improvement & pathogen resistance in our new video

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Electropolishing Before & After

Read our case studies to learn more about the electropolishing services we have provided across a wide range of industries

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