In the industrial landscape, the process of metal polishing and finishing is something one would easily compare to a creed. It’s been around for so long and isn’t likely to go away anytime soon. While a bit overlooked by some, it has a place in almost every imaginable setting—from the display gallery of a jeweller, to the factory of a decoration and/or household tools manufacturer. It doesn’t matter which industry one chooses to look at; bare, untreated metal rarely reaches the consumer’s doorstep.
Professional metal finishing isn’t a one-dimensional process, though. While its benefits encompass most types of metals—enhanced durability, aesthetic appeal, electrical conductivity; chemical, electrical, and tarnish resistance, and vulcanisation potential—certain types of finishing apply to different kinds of situations and kinds of metals. The following are some of the most common.