Companies around the world submit their machined parts made from copper, for Able’s signature electropolishing treatment. Our electropolishing process enhances the functionality of parts by improving the microinch finish and leaving them free from harmful burrs. The parts are left in an ultraclean, passive state, which protects the finish from oxidation.
Electropolishing is an effective pre-plate finish for copper alloys. After electropolishing the edges are deburred and slightly radiused, minimizing the plating build up on the edges. The smooth, radiused surface is more conductive and the current is uniform with the spiking eliminated. Many of our customers electropolish electrical contacts prior to gold plating.
A current customer sends us multiple beryllium copper contacts for a 2-way radio. Their end customer was having performance problems due to poor conductivity. Able solved the problem by electropolishing the parts and removing the die break around the edges prior to plating.
To talk to one of our metal finishing experts about our electropolishing capabilities for copper and other alloys, contact us today.
|OFHC 101||Excellent Finish After Electropolishing|
|Beryllium Copper||Bright Finish After Electropolishing|
|Tellurium Copper||Mixed Results After Electropolishing|
|260 Brass||Excellent Finish After Electropolishing|
|360 Brass||Good Finish but Not as good as 260 Brass|
|624 Bronze||Good Bright Finish but A Darker Gold Look|
|GlidCop Al-15||Good Finish After Electropolishing|
|Performalloy||Silver to Copper Color (Not Suited for Electropolishing).|
|Ni Tin Copper||Turns Dark, Bronze Like Color After Electropolishing|
|Copper-Nickel||Cu70% Ni30% Good Finish After Electropolishing|
|Aluminum Bronze||Excellent Finish After Electropolishing|
|Phos Bronze||Mixed Results After Electropolishing (Depending on Material Condition)|
|CDA464 (Naval Brass)||Excellent Finish After Electropolishing|
|CDA642 (Al, Si, Brz)||Bright, Satin Look After Electropolishing|
|C110 Copper||Excellent Finish After Electropolishing|
|Berylco 25||Excellent Finish After Electropolishing|
|ARCAP AP1D||Excellent Finish After Electropolishing|
|932 Bronze||EGood Bright Finish After Electropolishing|
|C67300 Bronze||Bright-Satin Finish After Electropolishing|
Our tightly controlled quality process and ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications make us the preferred partner for many medical device manufacturers across the globe. From implantable devices to surgical instruments, electropolishing is a single-process treatment that results in biocompatible, safe and ultra clean parts.Learn More
We offer aerospace vendors and original equipment manufacturers our signature metal finishing services to increase fatigue-resistance for their metal parts, rendering them capable of withstanding the stress and corrosion that comes with long-term use. Surface abnormalities lead to part failure, but with electropolishing, parts become more reliable and long lasting.Learn More
Our strict adherence to industry standards ensures that pharmaceutical components are electropolished in accordance with ASTM B912 and ASME BPE specifications. These products are clean and smooth, corrosion resistant and contaminant free.Learn More
Corrosion resistance and microfinish improvement are essential for critical automotive parts, making electropolishing an increasingly beneficial option for automakers. Electropolishing both interior and exterior auto parts ensures they will resist premature failure and function at an optimal level.Learn More
Notable examples of appliance parts we electropolish are 400-series stainless steel alloys used in many consumer appliances. Our metal finishing services help increase corrosion resistance for these parts, and by removing the outermost layer of metal withelectropolishing the durability and longevityof these appliance components is increased.Learn More
We have a long history of working with the food and beverage industry. Electropolishing materials for this industry eliminates the buildup of bacterial biofilms, as well as keeping the equipment free of contaminants like Salmonella. When it comes to food and beverage processing equipment, safety and cleanliness are of the upmost importance and electropolishing delivers the level of sanitation required by a number of regulatory agencies.Learn More
From robotics to heavy mobile equipment, the uses of electropolishing in the hydraulics and pneumatics industry are many. By helping prevent premature part failure, electropolishing reduces the amount of downtime and increases the life cycle of these components. Proper surface finish and cleanliness is key in this industry, and electropolishing attains the finishour customers require.Learn More
Improving conductivity and performance is just one benefit electropolishing offers for electronics parts. The surface finish is improved by as much as 50 percent, removing imperfections from the material without removing a lot of material removal from the component.Learn More
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