Other Finishes

Mechanical Finishing

Surface finishing is a broad range of industrial processes that alter the surface of a manufactured item to achieve a certain property. Finishing processes may be employed to: improve appearance, adhesion or wettability, solderability, corrosion resistance, tarnish resistance, chemical resistance, wear resistance, hardness, modify electrical conductivity, remove burrs and other surface flaws, and control the surface friction. In limited cases some of these techniques can be used to restore original dimensions to salvage or repair an item. An unfinished surface is often called mill finish. Mechanical finishing processes include: Abrasive blasting, Sandblasting, Burnishing, Grinding, Mass finishing processes, Tumble finishing, Vibratory finishing, Polishing, Buffing, Including the use of abrasives as metal polishing aids.

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