News & Case Studies

Mirror finishing on stainless steel tubes & pipes

Posted by Eddie Thomas on 14 May 2019

Want to know how to get a quality mirror finish on your stainless steel pipes or tubes?  Look no further - here's a guide to all the tools and techniques you need to make your fabrication shine!

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Topics: Metal Finishing

How to get a satin finish on stainless steel tubes & pipes

Posted by Eddie Thomas on 07 May 2019

Getting a nice brushed satin finish on flat surfaces seems simple enough, but what about products with curves?  Stainless Steel tubes and pipes require a little more time and technique, especially if you've got welded T-sections or tight curves, but with the right tools and information it can be done!  Here's how...

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Topics: Metal Finishing

How to polish stainless steel to a mirror finish

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 23 April 2019

A mirror finish on stainless steel is not just aesthetically pleasing, but it has a few other benefits depending on exactly what you're fabricating.  Keep reading to see if a mirror finish is what you really want, and find the processes and products that will get you a great end result!

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Topics: Metal Finishing

April May Update 2019

Posted by Natalie Henderson on 17 April 2019

 

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Topics: Insider

3 Steps to Match a Stainless Steel Satin (#4) Finish

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 11 April 2019

A #4 satin finish is one of the most commonly used finishes.  It's ideal for fabrications that need to look great, without being too reflective.  What's more, its relatively easy to achieve - keep reading to learn how...

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Topics: Metal Finishing

How to blend a weld to match a Stainless Steel 2B finish

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 09 April 2019

Want to know how to blend your weld to match the stainless steel's original 2B finish?  Some people say it can't be done, but with the right tools and technique, your fabrication will be looking top notch - keep reading to learn how...

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Topics: Metal Finishing

These are the best selling Mag Drills...find out why!

Posted by Roy Thomas on 02 April 2019

Introducing the Evolution ME42 Magnetic Drill and the Euroboor Low Profile Mag Drill (updated from Evolution Low Profile Mag Drill).  Lets have a look at some of the features that make these drills our best sellers.

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Topics: Metal Cutting & Removal

Secrets for the best polished finish on your stainless steel welds!

Posted by Natalie Henderson on 21 March 2019

Needing that perfect polished finish on your stainless steel fabrication but the weld is being difficult?  Discolouration, shadowing, scratches...we've all been there.  Below are the secrets for obtaining the best polished finish on your stainless steel welds...

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Topics: Weld Cleaning

'It's a good helmet, I'm happy with it, I'd recommend it'

Posted by Eddie Thomas on 20 March 2019

Farmgear Ltd, Palmerston North - case study

'I really appreciate the clean air.  You don't realise how much muck you're breathing in until you clean out the filters '

We talk to Craig - Welder/Fabricator at Farmgear Ltd about his experience with the TECMEN TM1000 + FreFlow Respirator, and why he'd recommend it...

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Topics: Case Studies, Respiratory and Welding Safety

Mirror mirror...how to polish aluminium to a mirror finish

Posted by Andy Thomas on 13 March 2019

Want to get your aluminium fabrication to a mirror finish?  While there are multiple ways of polishing aluminium to a mirror finish, these are some tried and true steps to seeing your reflection in the finished product...

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Topics: Metal Finishing