Sheet Metal Surface Finishes
After sheet metals are fabricated, including stainless steel, aluminium, and other metal products, it’s also important to be further processed with some surface finishes and treatments. You may notice that surface finishes for stainless steel sheet, aluminium sheet and other sheet metal can not only provide them with aesthetic appeal and stunning design to catch everyone’s eyes, but also help improve their wear resistance for specific purposes and longevity. As a matter of fact, sheet metal finishes and treatments are widely utilized for commercial and industrial applications, as processing technique has developed, more and more options of surface finishing have come out to provide a variety of styles and functionalities.
Types Of Sheet Metal Surface Finishes
For different visual effects and application purposes, there are a variety of types of surface finishes for sheet metal fabrication. All of them can bring you added value, such as aesthetic appearance, corrosion resistance, durability, and more. But different options of surface finishes provide different properties, performances, and processing costs, and not all options are suitable for all metal materials, so it’s so critical to consider your requirements when choosing the proper surface finishes for your decorative sheet metals.
The surface texture of brushed metal sheet looks like hairline, so it’s also called hairline finished metal sheet, it’s dully polished with a metal bristle brush, which is turning on a wheel or belt that moves in the same direction when polishing the metal surface, then use a medium non-woven abrasive belt to re-polish the surface with some greaseless compound make it more delicate, and it eventually achieve a granular/scratched texture and matte effect that looks stunning.
Sandblasting process is that the metal surface is hit by some abrasive materials (such as sand, walnut shells, metal soda ash, etc.) which are forced at high speeds to clean and treat the surfaces. The surface of the metal sheet or plate comes with an unique bead-like appearance, and presents a stunning decorative effect. Sandblasting finish is commonly utilized for the surface of stainless steel or carbon steel, in order to improve its resistance to oxidation and corrosion.
Mirror metal sheet is mainly use stainless steel as the substrate for a highly polishing process, it can help the surface achieve to a shiny, bright, and highly reflective effects that look like a mirror. This is processed by directionally polishing with some abrasive compounds in a few steps, and the surface is finally buffed with a rouge compound. As mirror metal sheet features with aesthetic look and visual art, so it’s widely used for interior, exterior decoration, furniture, sanitary ware, and so on.
Stainless steel sheet with 2B finish surface are called Matt Finish Stainless Stainless Sheet, the surface roughness is generally defined upon request. One-sided patterned stainless steels are also available, which features a flat one-side. These types of stainless steels may be used to create various textures and patterns, which can reduce the noticeability of damages. Matte finish stainless steel sheets are commonly used for building entrances and are often ...
The surface of satin finish stainless steel sheet is processed by applying a No. 6 finish, and it’s matt and looks like silk texture. The different textures and patterns can be achieved according to the application requirements. The surface of satin stainless steel looks like brushed stainless steel sheet, it is low-reflective and often used for building entrances and other areas where damage is less noticeable. Those with a mirror finish are easier to see if ...
Etched metal sheet is also known as engraved metal sheet, as the engraved patterns and designs on it are achieved with etching method, which is a chemical process. This type of fabrication is widely used for various decoration and furniture applications. It is easy to etch or engrave your own patterned designs on the metal material, and it can be an artistic and beneficial method to create your own metal artworks with a precision finish and stunning design.
PVDF coated aluminium sheet is one of the innovative types of powder coated metal sheets. PVDF coating is a type of paint that is applied to the surface of the sheet, which is a mixture of polyester and fluorocarbon. PVDF coated aluminum sheets are known to have excellent properties, including excellent weather resistance and rust resistance. These sheets can last for up to 20 years, which is an impressive figure. Compared to PE (Polyester) painted aluminum sheets, ...
Anodizing finish is a processing combination of electrolytic & chemical, it can help process the metal surface with a layer of natural oxide layer, which can make the appearance with decorative effect, and improve its resistance to corrosion and oxidation. Aluminium is the most proper substrate for anodizing, anodizing process can perfectly generate a tough protective layer of aluminium oxide on the surface, unlike other finishing types such as plating or painting, it’s not easy to peel and chip.
With many years of experience producing and marketing finished metal sheet products, TBK Metal has extensive know-how in the customer’s requirements, and we’ve always made our products to meet their purposes and needs, so all these pushed our processing techniques of surface finishes to get improved more and more. The surface finishes we serve can be utilized both for finished and semi-finished sheet metal products, no matter the products you need to process are in small or batch quantity, we provide our products and services to make you satisfied.
What We Can Fabricate With Metal Sheet
TBK Metal fabricates an extensive range of patterned sheet metal & plate for an exterior facade, interior cladding panels, dividing panels, interior screens, and other decorative metal sheet applications. We can customize the metal pieces with a variety of patterns and styles according to the customer’s requirements.
Laser cut metal sheet is fabricated with laser cutting process, which is the extremely effective way to cut sheet metal, and it’s also called CNC laser cutting or laser beam cutting. For most fabricators, using the laser cutting process is the favorable solution ...
TBK Metal provides a diverse range of water ripple stainless sheets & metal sheets, which come with an exclusive style that looks like a water ripple effect. They are all appealing, functional, and durable, used in a variety of applications such as ceilings, ...
There a many patterns & style options in our decorative sheet metal, such as straight lines, circles, side staging, end staging, pattern size, array pitch, and other specific specifications. If you need any help in selecting suitable patterns and styles for your products, feel free to contact TBK Metal. TBK Metal invests substantially in our manufacturing equipment and facilities. In addition to various standard patterns available in our range, we also help customers to design and customize a variety of patterns and styles based on their individual requirements.
Metal Types Can Be Processed With Surface Finishes
For further processing our plain sheet metals with surface finishes, the metals we use as substrates include stainless steel sheets, aluminium sheets, copper sheets, galvanized steel sheets, and so on. All the sheet metals we use are durable and come with premium quality, and perfectly suitable for architectural and industrial projects.
Stainless steel sheet & plate provide durability and corrosion resistance for long-lasting use, they have the capability of withstanding rain, acid, salt, and other corrosive substances. As stainless steel sheet has high strength, so it’s strong enough to be utilized without much thickness, helping save much cost on material consumption. Stainless steel is an environmental-friendly material as its scrap is totally ...
Aluminum sheet metal and plate are made from aluminum alloy. They are the most common forms of industrial aluminum, which are widely used in packaging, construction, and aerospace industries. They are available in different forms, including diamond sheet, expanded sheet, perforated sheet, coated sheet, or painted plate. Sheet and plate are made from the same metal, but the sheet is thinner than the ...
For corrosion resistance and durable applications, the decorative sheet metal would be better to be made of stainless steel. It’s not only suitable for a wide range of architectural purposes, but also can be customized according to customer’s bespoke requirements. The patterns of the embossing or opening hole in decorative sheet metal & plate is fabricated by the process type and the shape of the mold. As a custom-made metal fabricator, TBK metal provides various surface finishing services that are suitable for different metal types, including stainless steel, aluminium, copper, galvanized steel, and so on.
Applications Of Sheet Metal Finishes
At TBK Metal, our sheet metal finishes can provide your architectural and decorative projects with premium quality and aesthetic appealing, as we have many years of experience and excellent finishing technique. The applications of use of our decorative sheet metal make the construction projects with extraordinary stunning and beautiful appearance.
In addition to being used to reinforce of the structures of construction, decorative sheet metal products also can be used as the exterior and interior decorative material. Decorative patterned sheet metal can be extensively used for many applications, such as ceiling panels, dividing screens, cladding panels, fence & hand railing panels.
Benefits Of Surface Finishes For Sheet Metal
There are some benefits you can get when processing your sheet metal with surface finishes, such as extensive options of aesthetic appeal, enhancement of durability and strength, resistance to chemicals oxidation and corrosion, excellent electrical conductivity, easy cleaning, and so on. All these can provide users with practical utility and longevity.
With different types of surface finishing processes for our metal sheet products, each option has its own benefits. Practiced and experienced technicians can help you find out the most proper way of sheet metal finishes, process your products with the most suitable finish. A perfect combination of advanced surface finishing techniques and premium-quality metal helps to improve the metal with more added value.
How To Choose The Best Types Of Surface Finishes For Your Sheet Metal
Choosing the proper types of sheet metal finishes has come to a challenging decision due to the numerous options of processing techniques available. However, you can take some factors as below into consideration when choosing the most proper options for your requirements. The first point you need to keep in mind is that what type of metal you will use for your application, and what type of surface finishes are suitable for your metal type. For example, the harder metallic materials are generally requiring a more intensive coating liquid to be overlaid on the metal surface. The second point that you need to consider is the budget you want to maintain to keep your project going. While you want the most suitable method for your project, is it the affordable option of surface finishing that you choose?
For the satisfactory service you want for your sheet metal finishes, there is no better alternative than TBK Metal, a professional metalwork fabricator in China. With a wide experience of providing overall solutions for many architectural projects, surface finishing is one of the important parts of that, which includes powder coating, sandblasting, anodizing, mirror finishing, etching, and more.
No matter what type or what grade of finishing you require to fit your task, a smooth surface or textured touch, a concise style, or a luxuriant design, TBK Metal can help achieve your desired effects. Feel free to contact us now and you will find out that our metal finishing service can bring you an awesome experience.
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