At New England Small Tube, we understand that the finish and appearance of a part is important. A good looking finished part says much about the quality of the part. One of the reasons people choose to use stainless steel as a material is because of its ability to be polished to a high gloss finish. Buffing is one of the most common ways to achieve this.
A smooth and uniform surface can be applied to the outer diameter with use of fine abrasives and buffing compounds. Our buffing operations can produce incredibly polished finishes on tubing products.
We can also provide the other end of the spectrum of finish, a dull, matted or rough finish. This type of finish can be achieved by micro-blasting, glass bead blasting, sandblasting or any combination of the three. Grit blasting is an inexpensive way to add some grip to the surface of a tube. Grit blasted surfaces help to retain plastic tubing and secure epoxied assemblies.