The problem comes when the material is welded, bent or shaped to suit the fabrication required.
The ‘Number 4’ or ‘Number 2B’ brush/satin stainless finish is popular and when a section is welded the finish needs to be blended back using weld grinding and polishing techniques.
As the industry has a poor standard of consistency in producing a finish, it is up to the fabricator to ensure they can match it.
Stainless steel plate or sheet is difficult to grind, blend and/or polish as it requires the ‘grain’ to be consistent and straight.
Stainless Tube blending and polishing is also a challenge and keeping time costs down is essential as well as needing a solution that is workable on a job site
Suhner has both the tools and the Abrasives to do this and the skills and experience to train the fabricator to achieve a high quality result.
Blending and finishing Stainless Steel can be expensive – especially if the welded fabrication is ruined by the finishing work.
The best approach is to ask experts such as Suhner to demonstrate the systems on your work piece so that the correct tool, abrasive and finishing solution is achieved and no time and money is wasted on the wrong products.
Stainless and aluminium sections are used increasingly in architectural, balustrading, fencing, kitchen fit outs and shop fitting applications.
Contact Suhner Australia for full details of their unique polishing and finishing solutions.