3 Common Uses for Metal Finishing

Metal finishing is the process of adding another layer to a metal product and is used for a variety of purposes. Metal finishing can increase durability, improve decorative appeal (such as aluminium anodising), enhance electrical conductivity, create a higher electrical resistance, higher chemical resistance, and higher tarnish resistance and potential for vulcanisation.

  1. Metal Finishing in The Medical Industry metal-finishing-medical

There are components of the medical device industry that are essential to the health and safety of patients. From strict sanitation, reliability, to a varying size of tools that can be ergonomically held for optimal performance, metal finishing is essential. All devices in the medical industry have some kind of metal finishing in order to make it smooth, corrosion resistant and unable to harbour bacteria.

  1. Metal Finishing in the Tech Industrymetal-finishing-technology

From your phone to computer or fridge and toaster, most of your gadgets at home and at work will have had metal finishing incorporated into their manufacturing process. The most common metal finish used in technology is the aluminium anodising [link to previous blog] process, which the iPhone uses to get the metal colour and consistency in its case.

  1. Jewellery Metal Finishing

metal-finishing-jewelleryMetal finishing is used for jewellery to change its colour for a range of desired effects or for simply sanding or polishing the item for a smooth finish. Rhodium plating, gold plating and silver plating are also commonly used for durability or value purposes.

Other Uses of Metal Finishing

The electrical, plumbing, architectural and vehicle industries also require metal finishing to achieve a variety of finishes. For example, the electrical industry would require brushed stainless steel finishes for switch plates, and vehicles need a hard and durable finish in a variety of colours.

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