Process: Polishing


Used to improve the appearance and shine of metalwork, polishing is an abrasive process that utilises a work wheel to ‘buff’ the material. The primary process is the most abrasive, followed by increasingly finer abrasive processes used in succession to achieve a bright, shiny finish. Two different techniques can be used depending on the intensity of the required shine. ‘Cut motion’ uses medium to heavy pressure, resulting in a semi-bright effect, whilst ‘colour motion’ achieves a brighter finish using lighter pressure. Polishing is a popular finish that is used on a wide variety of components, including automotive parts and consumer products such as hand tools, kitchenware and cutlery.

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Polishing projects for quote

  1. Drawings count: 1


    This new buyer to Qimtek specialises in distributing products for Ford. They seek a new supplier who is able to polish the attached die plate as indicated on the drawing provided. The ideal supplier will be able to polish the part economically, with an emphasis on reliability and high quality. There is an order to place immediately with a supplier who can offer all of the above. **Due to the current health climate, we ask that you only submit a quotation for this project if you are in a position to fulfil the requirement. Please also be mindful that there may be a delay in buyer response due to widespread remote working.**

  2. Drawings count: 0


    A Qimtek member urgently seeks polishing quotes for the attached brass hinges. Quality and pricing is paramount for this enquiry. Those that are interested in being considered for this job are asked to make contact with the buyer directly to discuss the project in more detail.

  3. Drawings count: 12


    The attached range of components is to be used within printing equipment. Spending approximately £10,000 a year in the subcontract finishing field, this company is looking to assign the work in question to a supplier who can adhere to the high standard of finish required. The parts range in size from Ø 1¼" x 1¼" to 1370mm x 25mm x 25mm and will be free-issued to the successful supplier ready for polishing and chrome plating. There is an immediate order to place for this enquiry, with delivery sought at the chosen supplier's earliest possible convenience. This enquiry is to be repeated on an estimated quarterly basis going forward, although this may vary in line with customer requirements.

  4. Drawings count: 9


    This metal spinning manufacturer, who currently outsources in excess of £300,000 worth of engineering work annually, has traditionally managed their own finishing and polishing in-house. Now however, due to changes in direction and priorities of the company, they seek a supplier whom they can partner with going forward, who can take on most of their polishing requirements. With reliable service and good communication being paramount to this partnership, there is an immediate requirement for the attached chambers which, if acceptable, will lead to ongoing orders of similar parts.

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