Polishing Manufactured Parts

FINISHES

What is polishing?

Polishing manufactured parts is a finishing process that creates a smooth, reflective surface on a metal or other material. The process involves gradually removing a fine layer of the material’s surface using an abrasive material, a buffing tool, or a compound such as a paste or liquid. The result is a surface free of scratches, roughness, and other imperfections. Burnishing can be performed manually or using automated equipment, depending on the manufacturer’s needs. Common types of burnishing include mirror – which creates a highly reflective surface, and satin – which creates a smooth but non-reflective finish. This process is commonly used in manufacturing various products, including jewelry, metal parts, and stainless steel appliances.

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Our polishing process:

The process typically includes several steps:

1. Surface preparation: The surface to be polished is cleaned, and any blemishes or scratches are removed.

2. Coarse: A coarse abrasive compound removes any remaining imperfections and prepares the surface for fine burnish.

3. Medium: A softer abrasive compound is used to smooth out the surface further.

4. Fine: An excellent abrasive compound achieves a high gloss finish.

5. Buffing: A wheel or cloth is used with a compound to further enhance the surface’s shine.

6. Cleaning: The finished surface is thoroughly cleaned to remove residue.

Throughout this process, it is essential to monitor the temperature of the surface to prevent overheating and to ensure consistent results. Each step should be completed carefully and thoroughly to achieve the desired level of finish.

Why choose polishing for your next project?

It is a finishing process that offers various benefits for machined or sheet metal projects. Firstly, it enhances the aesthetic appeal of the metal, giving it a mirror-like finish that is visually stunning. Additionally, it can improve the surface finish, increasing the part’s durability and improving resistance to wear and tear. It can also increase corrosion resistance, crucial for metal parts exposed to harsh environments. The process can remove stains, scratches, and other imperfections from the part’s surface, making it look brand new. It is important to note that the method is non-destructive, so it will not alter the original dimensions of the object. It is an ideal way to give your metal projects a professional finish to enhance their functionality while elevating their appearance.