Metal Finishing - Services


St. Louis Metal Finishing

St Louis Metal Finishing Process Example

Processes Preformed

  • Deburring
  • Radiusing
  • Descaling
  • Brightening
  • Cleaning

Substrates Finished

  • Magnesium
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • Iron
  • Brass
  • Zinc

Sizes & Applications

  • Automotive parts
  • Production line parts
  • Stamped products
  • Screw machine parts
  • Castings
  • Pre-process and post-process products

As a metal finishing service industry leader in St Louis, Missouri and a member of the The National Association for Surface Finishing, Microfinish has a quality solution for every metal finishing need. We offer vibratory finishing, vapor degreasing, ball burnishing, and glass bead blasting.

Vibratory Finishing
This metal finishing service is a type of mass finishing manufacturing process used to deburr, radius, descale, burnish, clean, and brighten. Examples of parts processed using vibratory finishing include stampings, screw machine parts, and castings.

The burnishing mass finishing process takes advantage of a vibratory finishing machine’s energy (and either steel or ceramic media) to smooth and brighten the surface of metal parts. In some cases it can generate a finish comparable to hand polishing. It is often used to increase the lubricity of the parts finished, or for a pre-plate finish to enhance the luster of a part after plating.

Mechanical Finishing
In its St Louis facility, Microfinish’s mechanical finishing process is a type of mass finishing procedure used to deburr, radius, descale, burnish, clean, and brighten. Parts often process in this manner are stampings, screw machine parts, and castings. This finishing approach places parts into a vibratory or tumbling unit with an abrasive stone (with a cleaning solution) to improve the surface and edges of the product being processed.

Mass Finishing
When you need to deburr, radius, descale, burnish, clean, and brighten parts, we provide a mechanical finishing process known as mass finishing. It can be a very cost effective way to improve the quality and functionality of manufactured parts such as stampings, screw machine pieces, and castings.

Edge Break
Often in the manufacturing process (i.e. stamping or machining) sharp edges or burrs are formed on a part. Through the vibratory process burrs are removed to give either a safe edge or a radius for functional purposes as well as safety when the parts are handled for assembly.

Following a stamping or machining process, extraneous materials that are left over are commonly referred to as Burrs. With its specialized deburring vibratory service, Microfinish can take manufactured products of any size and remove the unwanted “burrs” (or edges) with a variety of approaches depending on the material.

The industry term, “radiusing” refers to the removal/rounding of sharp edges, making radiusing ideal for processes in which the product may be get stuck or catch on other parts, which when assembled with other components could cause the item to malfunction.

Descaling applications are numerous and Microfinish uses this metal finishing process on parts that have been heat treated or welded designed to remove heat scale and improve the surface finish of the manufactured product.  If you’re considering a descaling process, consider Microfinish; with its centrally located St Louis operations, parts can be descaled and shipped anywhere.