Mechanical Finishing

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: May 2017 — 55.1

Finishing Business Index records best reading in five years.
Experts

How to Eliminate White Chalky Substance from Vibratory Finished Parts

Q. We are getting a white chalky substance left on our aluminum parts after vibratory finishing and it affects the coating adhesion. How do we eliminate this problem?
Experts

Polishing vs. Buffing: What's the Difference?

Q. We’re confused about the term “polishing.” Is this the same as buffing?
Featured Video

Benchmarking a Plating Operation to No. 1

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

Automated Grit Blasting Machine Designed for Medical Implants

Guyson Corp. introduces its latest twin spindle, automated grit blasting machine built and designed for medical implant devices.

Stainless Steel Grit Now Available from Transmet Corp.

Transmet Corp. expands its product line of shot blasting materials to include stainless steel grit.