// DECORATIVE FINISH
Untreated metal parts for appliances and consumer products
have a dull finish. After electropolishing, these parts have a
noticeable bright, shiny appearance that cannot be achieved
by traditional metal finishing methods or passivation.
// IMPROVED CORROSION RESISTANCE
Metal parts used in appliances and consumer applications
must be in excellent condition to enhance product performance and longevity. Following electropolishing, products
have reduced initiation sites where corrosion could form.
// RESISTANCE TO PRODUCT ADHESION
Metal parts that have not undergone secondary finishing can
have uneven surfaces. Electropolishing removes high peaks in
Customers often ask Able which metal finishing method best provides
the removal of embedded materials and enhances corrosion resistance:
passivation or electropolishing. To portray the benefits of passivation
versus electropolishing, we subjected sets of parts to the ASTM B-117
salt spray test at an independent testing facility.
The test parts included a formed auger made from 430 stainless steel. The
testing was performed on each part in the raw, passivated and electropolished state.
After 144 hours of exposure in the salt spray cabinet,
the raw and passivated parts exhibited advanced red
The electropolished part exhibited light red corrosion and showed the
superior corrosion resistance gained with the use of Able’s electropolishing
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the surface material to produce a smooth surface that reduces product buildup, making the part
easier to clean. Additionally, because parts are easier to clean, electropolishing can also foster
improved food safety. 1