America’s Premiere Passivation and Mechanical Metal Finishing House
RP Abrasives, also known as RPA, is a New England metal finisher that provides surface and metal finishing requirements for our customers across a variety of industries. Our specialties include preparing metal components for final use and applying some of the many sophisticated coatings available today. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified and provide mechanical surface finishes on metals from aluminum, bronze, brass, copper, stainless steel, steels, titanium, and zinc as well as engineering plastics from acrylic to PEEK to Ultem. RPA also can passivate stainless steel and titanium with a citric acid passivation process that meets ASTM A967, ASTM B600, and AMS 2700 specifications and is both RoHS & RoHS 2 compliant.
The expertise we offer is clear in our management and senior teams, showcasing over 100 years of combined experience. Our small, customer-focused team works tirelessly to provide the most reputable, high-quality deburring and mechanical finishing. We proudly work with new and repeat customers alike who have come to depend on the expertise surface finishing that RPA offers.
Extensive Metal Finishing Capabilities
RPA’s facility has 16,000 ft.² devoted strictly to metal finishing and in each of our departments’ multiple deburring stations, blast cabinets, vibratory bowls for tumbling, high energy tumblers, automated polishing units and ultrasonic tanks for cleaning and passivating. This gives us the ability to ramp up quickly and to handle large production jobs as well as any customization required. We can also provide samples free of charge and will quote from prints or drawings.
Environmental credentials play a large role in our processes at RP Abrasives. We proudly utilize our own high-capacity source of clean well water, and our electricity is generated by hydropower on-site which means we are putting no carbon into the atmosphere. Our wastewater is pretreated prior to being sent to the on-site wastewater treatment facility and is considered non-hazardous. We are also in the process of converting all of our lighting to very high-efficiency LED lighting. All of this is aligned with RPA’s stewardship goals of low environmental impact and sustainability.
Qualifications and Credentials
RPA is proud to exhibit a robust set of certifications and credentials. This includes our continued commitment to retaining and maintaining our quality management system, which is consistent with and organized around the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. This covers the full scope of work, from initial customer contact through delivery of completed parts. In addition to our ISO 9001:2015 certification, we also follow RoHS compliant processing, ITAR registration, and are DFARS-compliant.