Mechanical polishing is the smoothing of a surface using mechanical tools and abrasives. Mechanical polishing is performed in steps with progressively finer abrasives until a desired smoothness is achieved. The process removes material and plastically deforms the surface while it alters the macroscopic and microscopic surface texture.
Benefits of Mechanical Polishing
- Improve surface finish
- Reduce product adhesion
- Improve surface cleanability
- Improve aesthetic appeal