In the manufacturing industry, it is essential for all workpieces to be manufactured in high precision to meet expectations and quality standards. When you surface finish a piece, you modify its surface to fit the intended use. You are creating a smooth surface, with no surface flaws.
The main aim of finishing is to maximise a piece’s performance. An increasing number of finishing techniques have been introduced in recent years. Surfacing specialists like Syntech say that among the common ones are powder coating, abrasive blast cleaning, and hot dip galvanising.
A Much Higher Resistance to Wear
Surface finishing allows you to provide a coating to a workpiece. Not only will it add a layer of protection but it will also strengthen the piece. Consequently, it has higher resistance to wear.
If you need to solder two pieces together, applying a surface finish makes it easier to achieve. Joining two materials is difficult over uneven surfaces. The solution is to add a filler layer or coating. In turn, this provides a long-term (but reversible) connection to the two workpieces.
You are reducing friction when you subject a workpiece to surface finishing. In the process, you are somehow applying a layer of lubricant between the two moving edges. With lubricant, any irregularities with a workpiece will not jeopardise its operating conditions.
The finish will provide a low friction coefficient. With a low coefficient, the material will have great resistance to abrasion. Doing this will also result in higher resistance to chemicals and corrosion.
A surface finish process results to easier cleaning. When you finish, you are greatly reducing product contamination. You are also ensuring that a workpiece is well-maintained.
With a project that has undergone a surface finish process, you may not have to spend a lot of time when it comes to cleaning, as you can simply hydro-blast it. Easier cleaning is possible due to the incredible durability of a surface-finished workpiece.