Five Ways to Use Metal Texturing

November 15, 2017
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November 15, 2017 Bend Plating

Five Ways to Use Metal Texturing

Whether you make metal components for the automotive, recreational, medical, or industrial industries, you may want to add a textured finish. After all, doing so can provide a functional and aesthetic appeal to your product line. Here are a few ways to use metal texturing for your product lines.

Five Ways to Use Metal Texturing

1. Add a High-Gloss Sheen

One of the most common metal texturing methods requested by our clients is a high-gloss sheen. This is especially important in the automotive and motorcycle industries where chrome plays a big part in the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle. Whether you choose to plate your products with chrome, nickel, copper, or 24-karat gold, adding a high-gloss finish via robotic polishing can provide a highly durable product with curb-appeal.

2. Add a Non-Slip Finish

Another common metal texturing application is the use of a sand finish. Sand finishing is exactly what it sounds like—and you’ve probably seen it everywhere. Similar to the appearance of sandpaper, a sand finish can have a fine, medium, or coarse grain. The end result is a product that is rough to the touch and slip resistant. This can be beneficial for stairways, floors, or even medical equipment where a firm grip is of utmost importance.

3. Add a Decorative Flourish

Often, metal texturing merely provides aesthetic appeal, especially in the automotive, marine, and gaming industries. Las Vegas casinos, for example, chrome plate their gaming equipment for the ultimate show floor appearance, then add decorative flourishes depending on the machine. The same holds true in the automotive industry where floor mats might be textured or raised, chrome buttons might be decorated or etched, and consoles might be custom crafted. Even nautical equipment requires the same decorative treatment.

4. Add a Raised Surface

In addition, some products require a raised or grated surface. This might be beneficial for car grilles, truck beds, utility hole covers, braille plaques, or other instances where bumps or raised surfaces can add a functional texture to a metal surface.

5. Add a Custom Texture

Musical equipment, fishing rods, and golf clubs take advantage of custom metal texturing services. As do tap handles, or even custom prototypes for manufacturing processes. Whether you are looking for a high-gloss sheen, a sanded or non-slip finish, a decorative flourish, or a raised surface (or all of the above) your custom texturing needs can easily be taken care of. Bend Plating even offers manual and automatic polishing methods dependent on your needs.

No matter what kind of metal texturing you are looking for Bend Plating is happy to help. We provide metal texturing services for the automotive, motorcycle, aviation, marine, gaming, recreational, medical, and musical industries. Contact us for more information.

Bend Plating

Bend Plating provides metal coating, plating, finishing, and polishing services for the automotive, marine, medical, dental, outdoor, sporting, aviation, music industries and more. Contact us for an estimate on your commercial project.

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