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Metal Finishing Methods & Uses – Anodizing, Plating, Coating standard

Metal Finishing is a term that is used to describe many forms of treatments of metals, of countless different types and alloys. Metals have been finished or treated for thousands of years. Early civilizations would create hammered, polished and sanded finishes on a variety of metals such as bronze, copper, gold, silver, and iron. These finishes were applied to jewelry, containers, and weapons. As time went on the processes and finishes became more sophisticated, as did the equipment and methods to utilize these finishes. Several newer finishes had a much more functional use. Finishing today encompasses media blasting for metal cleaning and preparation for other finishes, with various elements such as sand, corundum of varied grits. Walnut shells are even ...

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