Sandwell UK’s satinising process employs a range of in house media processes to produce the surface finish you require. Typically the process of gently blasting the surface with a glass bead media will enhance the finish of machined parts and produce a bright, non-glare and finely textured subtle surface finish.
The process can be applied to any metal item and is particularly effective on aluminium and stainless steel. When combined with a light aluminium oxide grit blast it is possible to eliminate light machining marks from the finished component. By varying the operating parameters of the process it is also possible to give the appearance of an aluminium ‘casting’ to a non-cast item. The many variables that contribute to the end result, once decided with our customer, are recorded and controlled to ensure repeatability for large batches or repeat work.
Example of same Aluminium part as machined and bead blasted to produce a satinised finish.
Satinising is a simple way of converting a reflective machined surface to a regular non glare surface.
As the image shows the part has been machined and the right hand side has been satinised. This is a good method of removing fine machining lines and producing a professional finished part.
The process can be used equally on domestic and consumer products as well as industrial components and will substantially improve the finish of the end product.