What Is Surface Finishing
Surface finishing refers to the different processes used to alter the surface of a finished product to give it a unique or desired look and feel. Different technologies are used to improve the appearance, adhesion, solderability, corrosion resistance, hardness, electrical stability, and many other properties of industrial components.
Advantages of Surface Finishing
No matter what manufacturing process you use, high-quality surface finishing services can improve the aesthetics and function of your parts. NOBLE offers various premium metal, composite, and plastic surface finishing services to bring the prototype or part of your dreams to life.
Our Surface Finishing Services
NOBLE has more than ten years of experience in surface treatment and excellent engineers, who are proficient in surface treatment of plastics, metals, and composite materials, and can turn your dream prototype or parts into reality.[Get Quote]
|As Machined||Coming out of the machine after machining, our parts are cleaned of any sharp edges and burrs while retaining marks. Without any added material, the part had a surface roughness of 3.2 μm (126 μin).|
|Band Blasting||Band blasting cleans the surface of any impurities and peels coating through the propelling of blast media streams over the parts|
|Anodizing||To increase surface hardness and dissipate heat, we use anodizing techniques to enhance the look of parts and blend well for painting and priming.|
|Electroplating||Electroplating reduces metal cations in the electrolyte solution, producing a metallic coating on a metal surface. This process can be used for purposes of corrosion and wear resistance, as well as for decorative purposes.|
|Polishing||Working on metal and hard plastics, our polishing uses highly efficient machinery to get our parts between Ra 0.8~Ra0.1 for a cleaner surface.|
|Powder coating||We apply a thin layer of protective polymer with the corona discharge phenomenon to give our part a lasting finish that protects from impacts and prevents wearing down.|
|Brushing||Our brushing technique uses abrasive belts over the material to create diverse patterns that match the parts’ structure and color.|
|Painting||Spray droplets can be dispersed uniformly or in fine amounts to cover a wide surface area and bring out greater color to the part.|
|Black Anodized||Adding layers to metallic surfaces like steel, our black anodized technique improves appearance while maintaining durability.|
|Alodine||We use chromate conversion coating or alodine to protect aluminum and other materials from corrosive elements, usually done before priming and painting parts.|
|Laser Carving||Helpful in brand recognition or parts organization, we use laser carving that applies various printing methods during full-scale production to quickly embed barcodes, lettering and logos on the parts.|
Our Surface Finishing Specifications
Part surface finishing techniques can improve the aesthetics and function of your parts. Each surface treatment process has requirements, such as material, color, texture, and price. Below are the specifications of the surface treatment technologies offered by NOBLE.[Get Quote]
|Anodizing||Anodizing improves corrosion resistance, enhancing wear resistance and hardness, and protecting the metal surface. Widely used in mechanical parts, aircraft, and automobile parts, precision instruments, etc.||Aluminum||Clear, black, grey, red, blue, gold.||Smooth, matte finish|
|As-Machined||The standard finish for our parts, the “as machined” finish, has a surface roughness of 3.2 μm (126 μin), which removes sharp edges and deburr parts cleanly.||All materials||N/A||Stain|
|Sand Blasting||Sand blasting results in parts with a smooth surface with a matte texture. Used mainly for visual applications and can be followed by other surface treatments.||Aluminum, Brass, Copper||N/A||Matte|
|Powder Coating||Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint which is delivered via an evaporating solvent, powder coating is typically applied electrostatically and then cured under heat or with ultraviolet light.||All metal materials||Custom||Gloss or semi-gloss|
|Electroplating||Electroplating can be functional, decorative or corrosion-related. Many industries use the process, including the automotive sector, in which chrome-plating of steel automobile parts is common.||Aluminum, steel, Stainless Steel||Gold, silver, nickel, copper, brass||Smooth, Glossy finish|
|Polishing||Polishing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface, either through physical rubbing of the part or by chemical interference. The process produces a surface with significant specular reflection, but in some materials is able to reduce diffuse reflection.||All materials||Smooth, glossy finish||Glossy|
|Brushing||Brushing is a surface treatment process in which abrasive belts are used to draw traces on the surface of a material, usually for aesthetic purposes.||ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel||N/A||Satin|
|Painting||Painting involves spraying a layer of paint onto the surface of the part. Colors can be matched to a Pantone color number of the customer’s choosing, while finishes range from matte to gloss to metallic||Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel||Custom||Gloss, semi-gloss, flat, metallic, textured|
|Black Anodized||coating is similar to Alodine that is used for steel and stainless steel. It is used mainly for appearance and for mild corrosion resistance.||Steel, Stainless Steel||Black||Smooth, matte|
|Alodine||Chromate conversion coating, more commonly known by its brand name Alodine, is a chemical coating that passivates and protects aluminum from corrosion. It is also used as a base layer before priming and painting parts.||Aluminum||Clear, Gold||Same as before|
|Laser Carving||laser carving is a cost-effective way to add logos or custom lettering to your designs and is often used for custom part tagging during full-scale production.||All materials||Custom||N/A|
Why Choose Us for Custom Surface Finishing Services
NOBLE has more than 10 years of experience in the surface finishing of parts and an experienced team, which can ensure fast delivery time and quality of components with complete confidence. For details, please refer to the eight advantages of choosing NOBLE surface finishing services:
Our well-established supply chain and skilled surface treatment team enable us to match any client's budget or cost-effective solution.
Perfect Supply Chain
NOBLE has excellent suppliers who can help us receive the materials needed for continuous surface finishing, and at the same time strictly control the cost of each product within an affordable range, effectively reducing your project cost.
Strong Manufacturing Capabilities
NOBLE has advanced surface finishing equipment and experienced machinists, which make our surface treatment services far surpass competitors in the same industry and meet your immediate molding needs.
Wide range of materials
NOBLE has a number of excellent cooperative suppliers and a variety of surface finishing materials, which is the best choice for your surface finishing.
Superior technology And equipment
Our advanced surface finishing equipment and experienced team enables us to outperform industry competitors. NOBLE is constantly innovating and developing advanced methods to improve surface finishing processes, allowing you to bring your dream prototype or part into reality.
Consistent High Quality
We use high-quality input materials and maintain a high level of process stability to ensure repeatability. We strive to continuously improve our merchandise manufacturing, process, and delivery capabilities.
Fast Lead Time
We have state-of-the-art surface finishing equipment and an experienced team to help us meet and exceed your expectations for lead times and quantities, ensuring we deliver on time.
24/7 Engineering Support
Our 12-year-experienced expert team is always ready to provide professional opinions and suggestions on your orders, improvements, and preferences.
Work with Us in 4 Simple Steps Only
With many years of manufacturing experience, NOBLE offers the best solutions for all rapid prototyping and low-volume manufacturing needs. We streamline the innovation cycle into four simple but effective steps.
Upload Your Design
Just simply upload your CAD filesand submit RFQs with clear infor-mation online.
Receive Design Analysis
We'll send you design for manufa-cturability analysis and transparent pricing.
Our experts will produce your parts with the required technologies and materials.
Receive Your Parts
Your parts will be delivered to your door directly with stringent deadlines.
See What Our Customers Say About Us
NOBLE has more than ten years of experience in surface treatment, serving many medium and large customers, We consistently implement the principle of being customer-oriented. The following is how to comment on NOBLE for our satisfied customers.
Mark Alford ---- Chief Engineer
From the instant and accurate quotation to the production process to the timely delivery of parts, NOBLE responded to our demands with complete professionalism.They handled every aspect of this CNC machining project quickly and cost-effectively.We will surely work with them again in the future.
Piscary Herskovic ---- Product Designer
NOBLE has been our quality supplier of CNC machined parts. Fast delivery is very important for our business, and NOBLE always offers short lead time and competitive pricing. Andy responds fast to all our emails and questions. This has improved our working relationship, and we continue to value this partnership.
Hari Mackenzie---- Engineer
Hi Lisa, On behalf of our company, I would like to thank NOBLE for the exceptional quality of work they continue to provide us. The quality of the chrome plating we received from your company far exceeded our expectations compared to other companies we have worked with in the past. We will be back for more projects.
Devin W --- Vice President
I contacted NOBLE about our anodizing needs and they believed they could provide the best solution. It was evident from the ordering process that this company is unlike any other metal finishing company we have ever worked with. Although the volume of products is large, NOBLE still completed the finishing perfectly in a short period of time. Thanks for your service!
Surface Finishing Services for Various Industries
Because the milling can achieve a high precision without changing the material structure with good manufacturing speed, it is becoming growing common as the range of machines, control systems and tools for CNC milling continues to expand. Our CNC milled parts can be found in all areas of the industry, including:
Experts at NOBLE master the comprehensive knowledge of CNC machining for the oil field and gas industry paired with the assurance of high precision offered by top-notch CNC machines.
NOBLE may be your best choice whether you need precision lathe work or multi-axis CNC milling for high-quality tools and dies toaccurately function in the machinery.
Our low-volume manufacturing services is the ideal manufacturing solution for on demand automotive parts.
The durability and precision that our precision manufacturing services provide meets the sophisticated needs the different phases of the aerospace industry required.
Medical supplies manufacturers, tech startups, and research labs benefit significantly from the prototyping solutions we provide.
Our industrial-grade robotics prototyping and parts manufacturing services aid in the continuous evolution of the robotics market.
Want to get the most professional and fastest service for your CNC machining project? Upload your CAD files now and obtain a quote![Get Quote]
Surface Finishing FAQs
What is the surface finishing process?A
In general, surface finishing processes encompass a wide range of industrial processes that remove, add, or alter the material, "finish" or complete the surface of a manufactured product.
Why is surface finishing important?A
Surface finishing of parts or prototypes will provide the surface smoothness of the parts, increase the anti-wear and anti-fatigue ability, increase or reduce the friction and wear of the matching parts, and improve the anti-corrosion ability and aesthetics of the parts.
What are surface finishes examples?A
NOBLE lists some common surface finishing:
painting and rolling
heat or pressure bonding.
NOBEL lists different materials that can use surface finishing:
Material Finishes Papers and boards Printing, waterproof coating, laminating, spot varnish, foil backing, foil or relief embossing, UV varnish Textiles Stain protection, waterproof coatings, mould and mildew protection, printing, dyeing, distressing (making it look old), flameproofing, crease resistance Timber and wood Painting, varnish, wax, stain, preservative, pressure treatment Metals Powder coating, dip coating, galvanising (coating iron or steel with zinc), electroplating (coating with a thin layer by electrolysis), shot blasting (cleaning or etching by firing a stream of high-speed metal beads) Polymers Polish, vinyl decals (sticky backed vinyl cut into decorative shapes), printing Electronics Protective insulation, lacquering, lubrication
What are the factors that may affect my surface finishing?A
Some factors that can affect the quality of the surface finish include cutting-edge geometry, tool wear, built-up edge, and machine tool accuracy.
How do you paint metal without leaving brush marks?A
NOBLE's engineers generally ensure no brush marks are left when painting the metal, usually removing any loose paint, buffing the metal surface, then applying a suitable oil-based primer, and sanding the metal surface until smooth to ensure your color blends evenly, Use a sprayer to paint the metal surface so that the paint on the metal part does not leave brush marks.