Secondary Operations



A process using buffing wheels and/or compounds to smooth the surface of metal creating a consistent, high gloss appearance.


A mechanical process utilized to remove rough or uneven areas on the perforated or fabricated metal surface to prepare the material for finishing


A machine used on metal components and sheets to remove burrs and imperfections in order to create a smooth surface ready for finishing.


A finishing method used to remove the ragged edges or protrusions caused when metal is welded, molded, cast, trimmed, slit or sheared.


Removes oil, grease, dirt and other contaminants from the surface of perforated metal, usually as preparation for applying paint, powder coat, plating or another type of finish. Degreasing can be accomplished using appropriate solvents, which are applied to the part either as a liquid or a vapor