Polishing stainless steel with Menzerna and mastering every challenge
Menzerna aluminium polishing pastes meet the needs of many different industries for the polishing of stainless steel – and are convincing thanks to their speed and optimum gloss level. The polishing agent specialist Menzerna also analyses and optimises the sanding and polishing process on the basis of measurement data. Our support helps industrial enterprises identify additional opportunities for improvement in the polishing of stainless steel.
Innovative polishing pastes for every application
Industrial users who polish stainless steel to a high gloss face a variety of challenges. Kitchen sink manufacturers for example polish with fibre brushes and need a stainless steel polishing paste. It should adhere well to the brush but not gum it up. For polishing stainless steel mounted parts for passenger vehicles on the other hand, the stainless steel polishing compound has to be dry enough so the manual removal of polishing residues is no problem. Very high temperatures develop due to inherent factors in the processing of stainless steel knives. This can cause unpleasant odours and smoke development. Subsequently the work pieces are difficult to clean.
Polishing stainless steel: our recommendation for a brilliant result
Stainless steel is best polished at cutting speeds of 30-35m/s. The stainless steel work piece should be roughed evenly and finely. P180 or P280 sanding is most common. Improper roughing cannot be corrected by polishing. Polishing times should be kept short by choosing suitable process settings and using fast-acting stainless steel polishing pastes. Excessively long polishing leads to a turbulent surface finish. This prevents the desired deep gloss.
Liquid or solid: Menzerna offers the right polishing agent for every application
Especially with sheet metal and thin components, there is a risk of excessive heating that can cause the work piece to warp. Ideally a greasy stainless steel polishing paste from Menzerna should be used in this case. A dry stainless steel paste makes cleaning in the washing plant easier for cooking pot manufacturing. The Menzerna process recommendations for polishing stainless steel provide industrial users with valuable practical tips for the economical processing of this material. The initial state of the surface (unfinished part, throwing marks or sanded) dictates what stainless steel polishing pastes to use for a brushed, semi-gloss, glossy or high-gloss surface finish.
Stainless steel polishing pastes from Menzerna: the ideal solution for every industry
Stainless steel has highly specific material properties. That is why the material is frequently used in many different industries. Stainless steel sinks are polished on rotary tables, portal systems, robots or CNC processing machines. Stainless steel on the other hand is manually polished to a high gloss at manual workstations. Mounted parts for passenger vehicles for instance, such as exhaust systems. Polishing pastes from Menzerna are also used with automated robot systems in this industry. The flatware and tool industries perform single-stage stainless steel polishing using automated roller polishing machines. Manufacturers of kitchen knives and cooking pots use Menzerna stainless steel polishing agents on rotary tables and robot systems. Other fields of application for stainless steel include mould making, medical instruments, machine components, the car industry, arts and crafts, furniture and lamps.
Solid polishing pastes for processing stainless steel