British Stainless Steel Association

Visit us at UK Metals Expo

Tue 5th July 2022

Professional Polishing is delighted to be attending the UK Metals Expo at the NEC on the 14th and 15th September 2022. The UK Metals Expo is the only event that brings together the entire metals supply chain From primary metal manufacture to supply chain management, processing metals, fabrication, surface coatings and recycling. The conference programme …

Case Study: The Globe at the AT&T Discovery District®

Thu 24th March 2022

Every now and then a project comes along that is incredibly special. During 2019 Craig Barnshaw from Inductaflex visited Professional Polishing Services to talk about having some 316 2B sheets polished to UltraMarine. Whilst the quantity required was quite small, just 250 square meters, the actual project was fascinating and much bigger than the quantity …

New Chair of the BSSA announced

Mon 11th October 2021

Professional Polishing Services are thrilled to announce that our Managing Director, Kirsty Davies-Chinnock, is now the new Chair of the British Stainless Steel Association. The BSSA aims to develop and promote the use of Stainless Steels across the UK and Ireland in a range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, construction and manufacturing, as well as offering …

An Introduction to Stainless Steel Polishing – Online Training Course

Wed 14th April 2021

Professional Polishing Services are delighted to launch their online bespoke training course for stockholders and fabricators ‘An Introduction to Stainless Steel Polishing‘. Focusing on everyday questions such as; Austenitic versus Ferritic material performance Abrasive media finish comparisons Common defects and surface stock removal Choosing the right finish for the right application and environment The course …

Investment for Professional Polishing Services

Tue 2nd July 2019

While located in the Black Country, Professional Polishing Services is looking to a bright future thanks to its ongoing investment strategy that has that has seen it invest profits back into the business for all but a handful of years of its 35 years’ existence. The latest phase of investment has been concluded with the …

Business Masters 2019

Thu 24th January 2019

We are incredibly excited to be short listed for The Business Desk Business Masters 2019 in the West Midlands. Our 2018-19 investment plan is hugely ambitious involving nearly half a million pounds in capital expenditure on new machinery, improvements to our compressed air systems and extractors and the creation of new jobs.   The Awards …

Your Polishing Questions Answered (Issue 2)

Mon 16th July 2018

1. What grit is a bright polish? We get asked this question a lot. We also have stockholders tell us with complete confidence that a bright polish is ‘a 400 grit’. The first thing that needs to be established is what the substrate is. If it is a 2m x 1m 0.7mm stainless steel sheet …

Your Polishing Questions Answered (Isue 1)

Mon 9th July 2018

Here we look back at some of the regular questions we are asked and the advice given by Kirsty Davies-Chinnock. 1. My customer has fabricated a sign out of mirror polished 316 stainless steel. It has been in situ for less than a month and it has started to discolour, why? This is a really common …

Polishing Intricate Laser Cut Profiles

Thu 16th November 2017

As a polishing company that produces around 30,000 tonnes per year it is always exciting when we get a project that is a little different. We Dull and Silicon Finish tonnes and tonnes each day through our sheet lines and the material is often laser cut into decorative profiles after polishing. On some occasions we …

Stainless Steel Triangular Section

Wed 8th November 2017

Sometimes we’re asked to polish something completely unusual that it stops us in our tracks! We are no stranger to polishing RHS or Square tube to fine finishes for architectural projects but triangular section was something new to us. Sourcing the material wasn’t easy for our client either as the project required 6 mtr long …