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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 …

Professional Polishing Services Ltd is Exhibiting at Innovative Hybrid Exhibition: Backing Britain 3.0

Fri 22nd April 2022

Professional Polishing Services Ltd will be exhibiting at Backing Britain 3.0 this month. The brand new innovative exhibition format is set to welcome thousands of visitors to the 3D virtual environment, which will continue to run for the entire year after the event takes place after 26th-28th April. It will also see three in-person events …

The Launch of Allied Women in Engineering

Wed 23rd February 2022

This International Woman’s Day on the 8th March our Managing Director, Kirsty Davies-Chinnock, is a guest speaker at the Launch of Allied Women in Engineering. Allied Women in Engineering aims to be an inclusive, all-round support system for individuals who want to maximise their potential and experience fulfilment, joy, belonging and purpose when they come …

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 …

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 …

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 …

More than just scratching the surface.

Mon 18th June 2018

By Peter Davies Peter is the founder of Professional Polishing Svs Ltd and was Managing Director from 1983 to 2008. On the 1st July 2018 we celebrate our 35th anniversary and thought it was interesting to look back on this article Peter wrote several (many!) years ago. This is a historic article and for up …

Removing Surface Scratches

Tue 29th May 2018

Quite often we see material after it has been cut to the final flat shape as this means that any small scratches can be removed or minimised by the polishing process. This, of course, is only applicable if the polish removes any surface stock, unfortunately Bright and Mirror Polishing would not remove them. However when …

Hot Rolled Plate in an Architectural Setting

Wed 16th May 2018

Hot Rolled plate is notorious for quality variations including defects in the surface such as pitting, laminations and mill lines. Before polishing the ‘skin’ is removed using a pre-grinding process that removes the surface scale and the majority of the surface defects. Over the last fifteen years or so the overall quality of hot rolled …

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 …