Introduction

Brushing is a surface treatment process in which abrasive belts are used to draw traces on the surface of a material, usually for aesthetic purposes. The thickness of the abrasive belts (usually between \#80-120) affects the finish. Although suitable for a handful of metals, brushing is most commonly applied to aluminum.

MaterialColorApplicationsStandards
ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steeln/aCosmetic partsSa1, Sa2, Sa2.5, Sa3

Design Considerations

  • Brushing is not recommended for parts needing a high level of corrosion resistance.

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