Mechanical Finishing

The Mechanical Finishing Zone (also known as Mass Finishing) is a research hot spot for everything you need to know about the processes of edge breaking or surface conditioning of unfixtured workpieces. Read articles and find suppliers of media, buffing, polishing and abrasive blasting at this site-within-a-site. Check out our feature stories, tips from industry experts, and the latest in innovations from world-class suppliers.  

Apple Launches iPhone 7 with New "Rotational 3D Polishing"

Watch Apple chief design officer Jony Ive's video at the event that highlights a new anodized finish demonstrating a polishing called "rotational 3D polishing."

Gardner Business Index: January 2017

Finishing industry expands for the first time since June 2015.
Experts

How to Produce a Visual Blasted Finish

Q. Can you recommend a process that can give a visual blasted finish?
Experts

Automated Abrasive Finishing for High-Volume Production

Q. We have a high-volume small stainless ½" × 1" part with a heavy external burr. How can we deburr and automate this part?
Featured Video

Benchmarking a Plating Operation to No. 1

Indiana’s Electro-Spec uses Top Shops data to improve efficiencies.
INNOVATIONS

Guyson Delivers Customized Dual Robotic Cell for Grit Blast Finishing

Guyson recently delivered a customized, fully automatic dual robotic cell for surface preparation of blades and vanes.

Norton Blaze R920 Flap Wheels Offer Smooth, Consistent Finishing

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, manufacturer and supplier of performance-engineered abrasives, introduces Norton Blaze R920 ceramic alumina flap wheels that are designed to deliver a smooth, consistent finish with a fast, cool uniform rate of cut.