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Decorative

Surface Finishing for Decorative Applications

Creating a smooth and bright, pre-plate finish on metal parts can be challenging. Traditional, manual methods such as belting are labor intensive and produce inconsistent results with high overhead costs. Metal parts having complex geometries are difficult to hand polish and mass finishing with traditional vibratory equipment can be extremely time consuming complicating production throughput demands and introducing problematic maintenance requirements due to high levels of solid waste generation.

Hand Tools

Hand Tools

The REM®­­­ Process solves these problems. The REM Process produces a smooth and shiny surface, ideal for plating or end-use, while remaining a very cost effective option for the industry. The REM Process achieves mass production capability with a dramatic reduction in processing times that requires minimal training and labor. The REM Process is the optimal polishing process for the pre-nickel chrome plating finishing, and it is the most common surface finishing process used on US made Hand Tools, and industry that REM has been serving for over forty years.  The REM Process is also capable of producing the required bright, smooth finish on steel and stainless steel cutlery, pocket knives and the like.

Common Decorative Applications for the REM Process:

  • Hand Tools
  • Firearms
  • Cutlery
  • Aircraft and Marine Hardware
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Plumbing Hardware
  • Gardening Tools
  • Door Hardware

Component Benefits for Decorative Applications:

  • Bright, Shiny Surface
  • Improved Aesthetic Appearance
  • Flat, Low Roughness Surface Optimal for Plating or PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) Coating
  • Improved Corrosion Resistance

Production Benefits for Decorative Applications:

  • Eliminate Handwork, Blasting, and Other Manufacturing Steps
  • Improve Finish Consistency and Quality
  • Reduce Cycle Time and Increased Throughput
  • Eliminate Solid Waste Generation from Abrasive Mass Finishing Processes

Common Decorative Alloys REM can Assist with:

  • Carbon Steels (ex. SAE 4340, DIN 34CrNiMo6)
  • Stainless Steels (ex. 17-4 PH, 316/31L)
  • Aluminum Alloys
  • Titanium Alloys (ex. Ti 6Al-4V)
  • Copper, Brass, and Bronze Alloys

Common Decorative Component Forming Methods the REM Process can Improve:

  • Forged
  • Stamped
  • Belted
  • Cast
  • Water-Jet Cut

Interested in learning more, ready to start a project, or have an application that you don’t see listed here?  Contact us today to see how we can help solve your surface finishing/polishing needs.

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