Metal finishing

Metal finishing is often used when treating the exterior of a metal product by applying a thin complementary layer to its surface.
There are many metal finishing processes available, that each can be used for a variety of purposes.

Metal plating

Metal plating machines use a chemical bath to apply a coat to, or alter the surface of a substrate with a thin layer of metal, which could be nickel or PTFE.
A metal plating finish provides a number of advantages: it can improve a product’s durability, resistance to corrosion, surface friction, and exterior appearance.
Although it offers many advantages, it isn’t suited for smoothing out surface defects.

Brushed metal

A brushed metal finish, unlike plating, is an effective way of smoothing out a surface and removing its imperfections.
These types of finishing machines manifest a uniform, parallel grain surface texture to a product.

Buff polishing

If you wish your product to have a smooth, non-textured finish, then a buff polishing machine might be the thing you require.
As expecting with buff polishing, a cloth wheel is used to buff the surface, which then produces a glossy shine.

Advantages of applying a finishing treatment to metal, include:
– Increased durability
– Attractive
– Enhanced electrical conductivity
– Higher electrical resistance
– Higher chemical resistance
– Higher tarnish resistance

Polishcraft, the surface finishing specialists in Birmingham