300 series stainless steel
This metal typically contains at least 10.5% chromium, as well as nickel and molybdenum. 300 series stainless steel is the most commonly used alloy used in stainless steel polishing services. It has a non-magnetic, crystalline structure that has inherent resistance to cracking, etching, and corrosion. It also maintains its strength under high temperatures.
400 series stainless steel
400 stainless steel is a cost-effective stainless steel option when compared to 300 series stainless steel. This magnetic metal typically contains chromium and manganese.
Carbon steel is made up of 0.12% to 2% carbon. It is strong, cost-effective, recyclable, and highly durable.
Aluminum polishing services accommodate many types of aluminum alloys. It is malleable, corrosion resistant, and has a low density. Aluminum is ideal for applications where reduced weight is important.
This high-nickel alloy contains variable quantities of chromium and iron. It is desirable for use in high heat, high-pressure applications.
This nickel alloy is known for its high corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, and thermal stability.
While it shares many characteristics with aluminum, titanium has a higher strength-to-weight ratio. Titanium has a higher tensile strength than steel but comes at a higher price.
Copper and copper alloys are naturally antimicrobial, corrosion resistant, excellent conductors of heat and electricity, easy to work with, and fully recyclable.
This strong alloy contains tin and copper. It is corrosion, friction, and temperature resistant and is often added to wood or other metals as a decorative accent.
Brass is a copper and zinc alloy that adds superior malleability and ductility with lower friction. It is highly sought after for musical instruments, decorative accents, and architecture.
Value-Add Services: Metal Polishing
Metal polishing offers many aesthetic and functional benefits that are required in many applications.
For over 80 years, Helander has partnered and provided some of the most recognizable companies in the US with metal polishing services – including industries such as aerospace and defense, architecture, commercial food, medical, and more.
Our advanced manual lathe and turntable metal polishing equipment can provide parts with rough to fine polishing up to a #4 brush finish. Our advanced metal polishing services have assisted the needs of several industries.
Meeting high industry standards, we offer metal polishing finishes ranging from 36 to up to 240 grit. With the ability to apply our services to all metals including stainless steel, steel, copper, brass, bronze, aluminum. Our metal polishing operations can be used for a broad range of applications, including assemblies, decorative items, recreational products, and threads.
We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our superior metal polishing capabilities and the metal polishing process or to inquire after any of our additional partnered service options, which include plating, anodizing, electro-polishing, and painting.
Our highly-trained and experienced team can provide polishing services for many common and exotic metals. We are proud to provide partner services from metal polishing to plating, anodizing, electro-polishing, and painting.