Surface Finishing Service

High-quality surface finishing services improve your part’s aesthetics and functions regardless of the manufacturing process used. 

Surface Finishing Capabilities

ImageCapabilitiesDescriptionApplicable toTexturePrice
As-machinedAs-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.All materialsn/aNone
Sanding and PolishingPolishing 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~Ra0.1All materialsSmooth, glossy finish$$$$
PaintingPainting involves spraying a layer of paint onto the surface of the part. Colors can be matched to a Pantone color number of the customer’s choosing, while finishes range from matte to gloss to metallic.All materialsGloss, semi-gloss$$$
Bead BlastingBead 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, Coppern/a$
Powder CoatingPowder 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 materialsGlossy or Sand$$$
AnodizingAnodizing is an electrochemical process that changing the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion resistant and anodic oxide finish. Aluminum is ideally suited to anodizing, although other metals also can be anodized.AluminumSmooth, matte finish$$
Black OxideBlack 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 SteelSmooth, matte$$$
ElectroplatingElectroplating is the process of plating a metal onto the other by hydrolysis mostly to prevent corrosion of metal or for decorative purposes. The process uses an electric current to reduce dissolved metal cations to develop a lean coherent metal coating on the electrode.Aluminum, steel, stainless steelSmooth, glossy finish$$$
BrushingBrushing 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, Steeln/a$$
MarkingPart marking is a cost-effective way to add logos or custom lettering to your designs and is often used for custom part tagging during full-scale production. Include laser engrave mark and printing mark on the parts.All materialsn/a$$

Our Services

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.

Rapid Prototyping

We can provide both plastic and metal prototypes with a fast delivery time. especially for optic prototype with high precision requirement.

Low Volume Manufacturing

Flexible, cost effective low volume manufacturing for 10 to 10,000 units. Minimize risk, accelerate time-to-market, and optimize production costs. quick turnaround for on demand…

benefits of Surface Finishing

Enhanced appearance 

 Some of metal finishing processes can improve the look of components and add aesthetic appeal such as anodizing and powder coating.

Improved Conductivity

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.

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Sheet Metal Fabrication

Experience superior sheet metal fabrication services at KUSLA Prototype. We offer cutting, bending, welding, and more for aluminum, steel, copper, and brass materials. Get a free quote today!

Aluminum Die Casting

At KULSA Prototype, we specialize in aluminum casting for various industries and applications. If you need aluminum die casting, we can meet your needs.

Aluminum Extrusion

we provide high quality, cost effective and fast aluminum extrusion services for various industries and applications. We can help you design and manufacture aluminum extrusion profiles with complex shapes and sizes, using different grades of aluminum alloys.

CNC Aluminum Machining

We have 3 axis, 4 axis and 5 axis CNC machines to help you make aluminum prototypes and large volume productions with with fast turnaround time and competitive price.

Rapid Tooling

Achieve success with KUSLA Prototype’s high-quality and cost-effective rapid tooling services. Fast turnaround, advanced technology, and skilled engineers for your product development needs.

CNC Machining

Complete CNC machining capability for Rapid prototyping and low volume manufacturing service high quality, fast delivery and competitive prices

Urethane Casting

Experience the power of precision with KUSLA Prototype’s Urethane Casting services. Fast, high-quality, and customized solutions for diverse industries. Shape your success with us.

3D Printing

Discover innovation with KUSLA Prototype’s 3D Printing Prototype services. Expertise, cutting-edge technology, and precision for automotive, medical, and more. Transform your ideas with high-quality, cost-effective 3D printed prototypes.

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FAQs About Surface Finishing

The standard method for measuring surface finish includes parameters like roughness average (Ra), root mean square (Rq), maximum height (Rt), mean roughness depth (Rz), as well as maximum roughness (Rmax) and center line average (cla).