Brushing is a surface treatment process in which abrasive belts are used to draw traces on the surface of a material, usually for aesthetic purposes. The thickness of the abrasive belts (usually between \#80-120) affects the finish. Although suitable for a handful of metals, brushing is most commonly applied to aluminum.
|Machining marks||Normal processing traces or scratches|
|Premium appearance availability||Yes|
|Tolerances||Met after surface finish|
The process requires careful control of the brush size, texture, direction, and pressure to achieve the desired surface finish. Let’s break down the basic steps for Brushed a part: