Surface grinding processes in metalworking
Design and brightness are the priority in surface finishing. Different stainless steel surfaces are required by stainless steel finishers depending on applications and requirements. A distinction is made here between polished/grinded and/or brushed finishes.
The surface finish of cold and hot-rolled stainless steel sheets, coils and plates is usually applied in service centres, but in some cases directly at steelworks. The surface finish is usually created by dry grinding or by using a coolant additive such as emulsion or oil. Wide belt, long belt and brushing machines are used to achieve an ideal, even surface finish. These can be arranged both individually or as a combined unit (grinding/brushing) in one machine or as consecutive grinding stations with separate individual machines.