Stainless Steels

Stainless Steel Alloys

Stainless steel is the most commonly polished metal.

It is used in many industries due to its strength and lack of corrosion. It also has a good aesthetic quality, remaining bright and shiny. It can be easily cleaned and sterilized.

Stainless steel is commonly used in architecture, cookware, process industries, surgical tools, culinary tools and automotive industries.

Steel is typically rolled and annealed then sometimes roller polished in sheet form at the mill before being fabricated and then maybe pre polished and polished again to the following range of finishes : brushed, satin, matt, reflective, mirror.

Pre-polishing sequence depends on the initial condition of the metal but can start with belts or scurfs at 60 grit up to 180 or 240 grit.

For manual polishing of a one stage or two stage polishing is used depending on the part and the finish required.

For example Abracut followed by Hero if the initial condition is rough.

Hero or Pristine will leave a good reflective finish with a single operation if the initial condition is reasonable.

Take a look at the tables below to find out more about each of them - View Table >

Carbon Steels

Medium Carbon Steels are used where high strength and resistance to wear are important such as in machinery parts like gears and crankshafts and in the train industry such can be very hard wearing and must have the hardest abrasives accordingly.

High-carbon steels have very high wear-resistance and hardness, are used in cutting tools, springs high strength wire and dies.

Due to their hardness carbon steels should be polished with aggressive abrasives bound in firm long-lasting binders.

Pre-polishing sequence depends on the initial condition of the metal but can start with belts or scurfs at 36 grit up to 180 or 240 grit.

For manual polishing of a one stage or two stage polishing is used depending on the part and the finish required.

For example Cutmaster followed by Venus if the initial condition is rough.

Sunblue is excellent as a single stage polish on gears and other machine parts.

Take a look at the tables below to find out more about each of them - View Table >

Stainless Steel Material Information Table

Stainless Steels
High Rake Description Mop Hardness Grease Cut Colour
Ferrocut Heavy cut preparation Sisal Soft Greasy 10 2
Abracut Cut from 180 grit Sisal Soft Greasy 9 3
Senior Cut from 240 grit Sisal Soft Greasy 8 4
Pristine Cut/colour 240 grit Sisal/cotton Soft - medium Dry 8 7
ADV2 Cut/colour 320 grit Sisal/cotton Medium Greasy 7 7
Hero Cut with colour Sisal/cotton Hard Medium 7 8
Sirius Bright finish Delta Medium Greasy 4 7
Sunblue Reflective finish Delta Medium Medium 5 8
Chromax Buffing Delta Soft Greasy 3 8
Chromax Green Deep colour Optal Hard Greasy 2 9
Mirrormax Glossing Optal Soft Greasy 1 10
Low Rake Description Mop Hardness Grease Cut Colour
Ferrocut Heavy cut preparation Sisal Soft Greasy 10 2
Abracut Cut from 180 grit Sisal Soft Greasy 9 3
Splendour Cut/colour 240 grit Sisal/cotton Hard Medium 8 7
Sunshine Cut/colour 320 grit Sisal/cotton Soft - medium Medium 7 8
Maxfin Cut and colour Sisal/cotton Hard Medium 7 8
Sirius Bright finish Delta Medium Greasy 4 7
Sunblue Reflective finish Delta Medium Medium 5 8
Chromax Super Buffing Delta Hard Medium 2 9
Chromax Green Deep colour Optal Hard Greasy 2 9
Mirrormax Glossing Optal Soft Greasy 1 10
For auto polishing of Stainless Steel we recommend the following liquids and auto feed bar.
Product Description Cut Colour
Titan FP Heavy lined finish 10 2
Titan Satin finish 9 2
Hercules Aggressive flatting 9 3
Steelmax Cut & some brightness 8 5
Glomax Cut & colour steel 7 6
Orion Cut & colour high rake 7 7
Sunblue Bright finishing 7 7
Glowhite Reflective finishing 4 8
Chromax Green Mirror finishing 3 9
Chromax Clean mirror finishing 2 9
Auto cut Bar for auto feed heavy cut 9 2
Auto SS1 Bar for auto feed medium cut 8 6
Auto SS2 Bar for auto feed cut / colour 6 8
Auto fine1 Bar for auto feed buffing 3 9
 
Carbon Steels
Product Description Mop Hardness Grease Cut Colour
Cutmaster Cut for tool grades Sisal Medium Medium 10 2
Pristine Cut for machine parts Sisal/cotton Soft - medium Dry 8 7
Venus Cut with colour Sisal/cotton Hard Medium 7 8
Sunblue Machinery parts Delta Medium Medium 5 8
Chromax Super Buffing Delta Hard Medium 2 9
Chromax Green Gloss Optal Hard Greasy 2 9
For auto polishing of Carbon Steel we recommend the following liquids and auto feed bar.
Product Description Cut Colour
Hercules Aggressive flatting 9 3
Venus Cut & colour 7 6
Sunblue Bright finishing 7 7
Auto cut Bar for auto feed heavy cut 9 2
Auto SS1 Bar for auto feed medium cut 8 6
Auto SS2 Bar for auto feed cut / colour 6 8
Auto fine1 Bar for auto feed buffing 3 9

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