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: 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.

  2. Drawings count: 1


    This company is looking to source a talented polishing supplier who is able to provide a high grade mirror polished finish on free-issue aluminium plates. It is crucial that this work is carried out to a high standard of quality, in order to retain the overall aesthetic of the plates. Once a supplier has been identified, they can expect to receive repeat work from this company, who specialise in the design and manufacture of luxury furniture items.

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