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The Possibilities For Specialty Finishing Services

One of the best things about working with a specialized company you trust is that you can turn to their technical staff to help with choosing processes, options and finishes to ensure the parts and components you need are correct.

There are a lot of fabrication and manufacturing companies as well as a lot of small to mid-sized business producing equipment for the electronics, medical device and implant as well as for the pharmaceutical industries. These companies turn to the professionals offering specialty finishing services to provide the parts and components they need.

Having the confidence in working with specific specialty finishing services doesn’t have to be guesswork. Doing your homework on the company as well as meeting with their staff to discuss the options, costs and any possible issues with choosing one process over another will be a critical first step in starting production.

Type of Finish for Different Metals and Alloys

When you are working with one of the top specialty finishing services you have the ability to consider the different chemical finishes they offer based on the type of metal or alloy.

For example, most companies will work with aluminum. Some may only offer anodizing or electropolishing while others may also etching, trivalent or chromate or even the option to add colors and PTFE impregnation for highly visible parts and components.

The same can be true for copper, steel, brass and stainless steel. Each of these metals and alloys can have a range of different options in chemical finishing. Choosing the right one will be a factor of use, industry specific requirements as well as the environment where the part or component will need to function and operate.

There are also some types of finishes that can be used on all alloys. However, just because they are possible doesn’t mean they are the best options.

Mechanical Finishes

Mechanical finishes are specific processes that a part or component may go through to remove surface irregularities, scale, rust or even surface contaminants. These may be completed in isolation, or they can be done prior to other finishing processes.

By working with an experienced metal finishing company, you can explore your options. This will allow you to work together to find a finishing method that suits all industry standards and requirements and also provides a precise, efficient and cost-effective finishing method and process.

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