Mechanical Polishing

Mechanical Polishing is the process of using a ceramic, synthetic or organic media combined with compound or soap in a mechanical process to debur, degrease, grind, polish and prepare parts for the electroplating process. Most of Spectrum’s projects arrive directly from the tool & die shop, foundry or stamping shop and leave Spectrum as a finished product. Spectrum Metal Finishing Inc. has developed proprietary burnishing, grinding and polishing processes to accommodate all of your unique products and requirements.

Burnishing and Tumbling

Spectrum has a number of tumblers which can run a variety of medias and compounds. This enables Spectrum to burnish, grind and polish all shapes, sizes and materials including brass, steel, stainless steel, lead, pewter and more.

After completing the Mechanical Polishing process, the majority of our projects continue on to be electroplated in Gold Plating, Silver Plating, Nickel Plating, Black Nickel Plating, Copper Plating, Brass Plating, or Electroless Nickel Plating. More information on Spectrum’s Metal Finishes can be found here.

To learn more about which Mechanical Polishing process or Electroplating process is best for your product please send us more details about your product using this form. Please include the details of your product such as size and shape of product, application of product, required finish, what substrate or base material the product is made of, annual quantity and any other information that would help us provide an accurate quotation. All inquiries will be replied to within 24 hours of receipt.