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  • What’s the Difference Between Buffing and Polishing

    What’s the Difference Between Buffing and Polishing0

    Buffing and polishing are two common finishing processes used in the manufacturing industry. They both involve smoothing the surface of a workpiece to improve its aesthetics as well as its physical properties. Unbeknownst to many people, however, buffing and polishing aren’t the same. Each finishing process has its own unique characteristics. So, what’s the difference

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  • What Is Sandblasting?

    What Is Sandblasting?0

    Also known as abrasive blasting, sandblasting is a surface finishing process that involves the use of a powered machine — typically an air compressor as well as a sandblasting machine — to spray abrasive particles under high pressure against a surface. It’s called “sandblasting” because it blasts the surface with particles of sand. As the

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  • What Is Spray Forming?

    What Is Spray Forming?0

    Also known as spray deposition, spray forming is a manufacturing process that involves coating a workpiece with semi-solid particles of metal. It’s designed to create a protective coating over the surface of the workpiece, thereby protecting it from rust, corrosion and other forms of degradation. Once applied, the semi-solid particles naturally distribute themselves evenly across

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  • How Metal Etching Works

    How Metal Etching Works0

    Have you heard of metal etching? Although it’s been around for centuries, it’s become an increasingly common process used in the manufacturing industry. Metal etching allowing manufacturing companies to create permanent designs — or other visual graphics — on the surface of metal. It’s more reliable and longer-lasting than other design processes. In this post,

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  • What Is Magnetic Abrasive Finishing?

    What Is Magnetic Abrasive Finishing?0

    Also known as magnetic field-assisted finishing, magnetic abrasive finishing is a finishing process that involves the use of a magnetic field to apply particulate matter onto the surface of a workpiece or object. The purpose of magnetic abrasive finishing is to apply a powder coating. Of course, there are other finishing processes used for this

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  • Pickling: An Overview of This Metal Treatment Process

    Pickling: An Overview of This Metal Treatment Process0

    Have you heard of the metal treatment process known as pickling? When most people hear the word “pickling,” they immediately envision the edible vinegar-preserved food of its namesake. However, pickling also refers to a metal treatment process performed by manufacturing companies. By reading this post, you’ll learn about pickling and how it’s able to improve

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