'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'

Charles Eames

'To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.'
Milton Glaser

Finishing techniques:

There are various techniques used to apply finishes to most materials types. 

 

This page aims to explore different finishing types for a range of materials. The benifits of applying finishes to metals are as follows:

  • Increased durability
  • Improved decorative appeal
  • Enhanced electrical conductivity
  • Higher electrical resistance
  • Higher chemical resistance
  • Higher tarnish resistance
  • Potential for vulcanization

Use the presentation below to find out more about some of the most used finishing techniques for metals:

Types of metal finishing techniques:

  • Metal Plating
  • Brushed Metal
  • Buff Polishing
  • Metal Grinding
  • Metal Vibratory Finishing
  • Sand Blasting
  • Powder Coating
  • Hot Blackening 

 

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