Tag: Helpful

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 …

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, …

Please excuse our naked page

Tue 24th October 2017

We are sorry our News Page is a little naked at the moment as we have recently changed the technical gubbins behind the scenes. We are currently working to migrate the stories across which we will have done very soon. Check back in a few days when we shall have lots of interesting articles for …

The Great British Tape Off!

Thu 20th April 2017

We know that Laser Tape isn’t as interesting as cake, but if you make it to the end then there is an opportunity for some amazing Gower Cottage Brownies! Fibre laser tape is becoming more and more popular compared to ‘standard’ laser tape, which is suitable for Co2 applications. This brings with it a variety …

Bright Polished Hot Rolled Plate

Fri 25th September 2015

PPS are pleased to offer their Bright Polished finish on Hot Rolled Plate up to 12mm thick. With an extensive pre-grinding operation to remove surface scale and defects, followed by a production route that minimises the pre-grinding grain, this finish has a high degree of reflectivity. Measuring over 600 gloss units the depth and clarity …

New Investment at PPS

Mon 3rd August 2015

Professional Polishing Services Ltd are proud to announce their latest investment. As the first UK free-issue polishing company to process wide sheet and plate via a 2000mm wide dull and satin polishing line, they are expanding this department with the purchase of a new double-headed line from Costa Levigatrici SpA in Italy. The new line …

PPS Win Business of the Year National Award

Thu 5th February 2015

The Venus Awards National Finals is something quite unique and special. It brings together all the regional winners, a group of truly inspirational and influential women, to an event where the crème de la crème vie for the National Title in their respective categories. This year 23 winners from eight regions were crowned at a …