What is Mechanical Finishing
Mechanical finishing is a process that involves generation of different-looking surface textures on metal by buffing, brushing, tumbling, or bead blasting the surface.
Mechanical finishing is a process that encompasses a range of different-looking surface textures on metal by buffing, brushing, tumbling, or bead blasting the surface. With Aerospace Metals, the process is as easy and simplified as possible, thanks to our extensive network of trusted, expert manufacturers.
The action of a hardened ball against a softer, flat plate illustrates the process of burnishing. If the ball is pressed directly into the plate, stresses develop in both objects around the area where they contact, this method creates the Ball Burnish effect.
Sandblasting is a process wherein a stream of sand is driven by a jet of compressed air or by water against a surface. This creates a powerful abrasive action that can clean and abrade any surface put under the jet of these abrasive particles.
Tumble / Deburr
Tumble finishing, also known as tumbling or rumbling is a technique for smoothing and polishing a rough surface on relatively small parts. In the field of metalworking, a similar process called barreling, or barrel finishing, works upon the same principles.
Mechanical Finishes Overview
The process of mechanical finishing usually involves an abrasive component that helps create the desired texture, whether it’s a mirror finish or a rough-looking one. Depending on the type of media (abrasive) that is used, mechanical finishing will produce different textures.
Industries that use Mechanical Finishes
Among the industries that use Mechanical Finishes: automotive, aerospace and defense, industrial machinery, medical, robotics, energy, and R&D are the ones that stand out. However, Mechanical Finishes also makes other manufacturing industry processes possible, such as manufacturing molds for Injection Molding.