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    July 11, 2023

    Exploring Metal Finishing Types: Enhancing CNC Machining Services at Rapid Axis


    As a leading prototype and production machine shop, Rapid Axis is committed to delivering top-notch CNC machining services. While CNC machining plays a vital role in manufacturing precision parts, metal finishing techniques further enhance the quality and aesthetics of the final product. In this blog post, we’ll dive into various metal finishing types that complement Rapid Axis’s CNC machining capabilities, ensuring superior outcomes for clients in diverse industries.


    Anodizing is a popular metal finishing method that enhances the corrosion resistance, durability, and appearance of aluminum parts. By creating an oxide layer on the surface, anodizing provides excellent protection against wear and tear, making it suitable for aerospace, automotive, and electronic applications. At Rapid Axis, our CNC machining services are complemented by our expertise in anodizing, offering clients a comprehensive solution.

    Powder Coating

    Powder coating is a versatile metal finishing process that involves applying a dry powder onto a part’s surface and then curing it. This technique offers exceptional durability, resistance to impact, chemicals, and UV rays. With an extensive range of colors and finishes available, powder coating ensures a visually appealing end product. At Rapid Axis, we excel in providing CNC machining services combined with high-quality powder coating, enabling clients to achieve both functionality and aesthetics.


    Metal plating involves depositing a thin layer of metal onto the surface of a part, enhancing its appearance, corrosion resistance, and conductivity. With plating options such as chrome, nickel, zinc, and gold, Rapid Axis offers clients the flexibility to choose the most suitable finish for their CNC machined parts. Whether it’s achieving a shiny, reflective surface or a protective barrier, our CNC machining services are complemented by impeccable plating capabilities.

    Polishing and Buffing

    Polishing and buffing are metal finishing techniques that enhance the surface smoothness and shine of CNC machined parts. These processes remove imperfections, scratches, and other surface irregularities, resulting in a flawless and lustrous appearance. At Rapid Axis, our CNC machining services incorporate precise polishing and buffing techniques, delivering exceptional finished products that meet the highest quality standards.


    Painting is a versatile metal finishing option that allows for limitless color possibilities, making it ideal for achieving a customized look. By applying a paint coat, CNC machined parts gain enhanced visual appeal, branding opportunities, and additional protection against environmental elements. At Rapid Axis, our expertise in CNC machining services is complemented by our proficient painting capabilities, providing clients with comprehensive solutions for their diverse needs.


    At Rapid Axis, our commitment to delivering exceptional CNC machining services goes beyond the machining process itself. By incorporating various metal finishing techniques such as anodizing, powder coating, plating, polishing, buffing, and painting, we ensure that our clients receive precision-engineered parts with impeccable quality, durability, and aesthetics.

    From aerospace to automotive industries, Rapid Axis caters to a wide range of clients, meeting their specific requirements and exceeding their expectations. With our state-of-the-art facilities, skilled technicians, and relentless pursuit of excellence, we strive to be the go-to prototype machine shop for businesses seeking superior CNC machining services and comprehensive metal finishing solutions.

    Choose Rapid Axis for your CNC machining needs and experience the seamless integration of precision, innovation, and quality in every project we undertake.


    Contact us today to learn more about our CNC machining services and how our metal finishing capabilities can add value to your projects.

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