Surface Finishing Service
High-quality surface finishing services improve your part’s aesthetics and functions regardless of the manufacturing process used.
Surface Finishing Capabilities
|As-machined means Straight off the machine with no additional treatment. Standard part has a surface roughness of 3.2μm, which removes sharp edges and deburs parts cleanly.
|Sanding and Polishing
|Polishing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface by rubbing it or by applying a chemical treatment, leaving a clean surface with a significant specular reflection, Ranging from Ra 0.8~Ra0.1
|Smooth, glossy finish
|Painting involves spraying a layer of paint onto the surface of the part. Colors can be matched to a Pantone color number of the customer’s choosing, while finishes range from matte to gloss to metallic.
|Bead blasting is a process that small spheres of glass or other abrasive material are blasted at high pressure against a metal part surface. Bead blasting is commonly used to remove rust, paint or other debris from metal surfaces.
|Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel, Brass, Copper
|Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint which is delivered via an evaporating solvent, powder coating is typically applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light.
|All metal materials
|Glossy or Sand
|Anodizing is an electrochemical process that changing the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion resistant and anodic oxide finish. Aluminum is ideally suited to anodizing, although other metals also can be anodized.
|Smooth, matte finish
|Black oxide is a chemical conversion coating process that the black oxide is not deposited on the surface of the substrate but produced by a chemical reaction between the iron on the surface of the ferrous metal and the oxidizing salts present.
|Steel, Stainless Steel
|Electroplating is the process of plating a metal onto the other by hydrolysis mostly to prevent corrosion of metal or for decorative purposes. The process uses an electric current to reduce dissolved metal cations to develop a lean coherent metal coating on the electrode.
|Aluminum, steel, stainless steel
|Smooth, glossy finish
|Brushing is a precision finish involves variable grain abrasive brushes using unidirectional lines to create a homogenous finish to uneven surfaces. In addition to the homogenous finish, brushing deburrs and round edges of metals.
|ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel
|Part marking is a cost-effective way to add logos or custom lettering to your designs and is often used for custom part tagging during full-scale production. Include laser engrave mark and printing mark on the parts.
Surface finishing can improve the durability of your products by reducing friction, increasing corrosion and chemical resistance and also give your products a specific visual appeal and eliminate surface defects.
KUSLA prototypes offer a wide array of specialty surface finishing, including painting, anodizing, powder coating, metal plating, vacuum metalizing, chromate and more.
benefits of Surface Finishing
Some of metal finishing processes can improve the look of components and add aesthetic appeal such as anodizing and powder coating.
Some metal finishing processes, such as plating or anodizing, can improve the electrical conductivity of the product.
Increase corrosion resistance
Through some surface finishing techniques, parts can be protected from corrosion by using compounds in the wet process which include corrosion inhibitors.
Increase chemical resistance
Some decorative finishes (such as chrome plating ) can enhance performance characteristics for plastic and metal components by increasing chemical and corrosion resistance.
Increased strength and resistance to wear
Metal finishing provides greater durability and increase part strength and resistance to chemical damage and wear.
Improves paint adhesion
Sanding and polishing a metal’s surface before painting will increase the adhesion of the metal to the paint.
What is Surface Finishing?
Surface finishing is a broad range of industrial processes used to alter a metal’s surface by adding, removing or reshaping methods. The goal is to protect the metal and improve the aesthetic and perfomance of the part.