Tag: Architects

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Why is acrylic tape applied to yellow metals?

Wed 23rd May 2018

As a polishing company who process brass, aluminium, copper and bronze as well as stainless steel we are often asked why we don’t recommend standard protective tapes as an application on brass and copper. The adhesive layer on standard, and laser, tapes has a rubber element to it and prolonged expose to the surface of …

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 …

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 …

Bronze Plate: Turning the Dull into the Divine

Tue 7th November 2017

Whilst we polish a lot of Stainless Steel we also polish non-ferrous material such as aluminium, brass, copper and bronze. Recently we were asked to apply a Satin Finish onto some thick bronze plate profiles. Bronze of course is synonymous as being the ‘third’ metal in medal tables and has been a semi-precious material since, …