finishing is generally the last step
in the fabrication process before
shipping the part or sending it to an
outside process. It involves using
machines or hand tools to create a
Grinding is the process of using
to create a uniform flat surface.
Electric and pneumatic grinders are used
to remove excess weld then an orbital
sander finishes the surface so that a
coating process can easily cover it.
Graining is the process of using a light
large belt machine to apply a uniform
surface grain. This is normally used on
stainless and gives the same finish you
would see on kitchen appliances.
Polishing is the process of using a
at high speeds in order to create a
mirror like finish. This time consuming
process is very visually appealing.
Tumbling is the process of placing small
parts in a tub
vibrating ceramic material. As the
triangular rocks vibrate they are able
to remove sharp edges from the metal.
Sandblasting is exactly what the name
Parts are place in a sealed cabinet and
air is used to shoot small sand
particles at the surface of the
material. This process can be used to
remove surface rust or give a light dull