Metal Finishing & Surface Treatment
Finishing machines treat the surface of your custom part. Finishing can be used for protection, decoration, and other uses. For example, you may want to nickel plate a part to protect it from oxidizing or mechanically brush the surface of the part to create a textured look. Australian General Engineering Vietnam’s intelligent software will also guide you to make sure the finish you specify is compatible with your material.
For 3D machined parts with no finishing specified, Australian General Engineering Vietnam machinist will use discretion whether to vibratory tumble parts or leave parts as machined. It is generally recommended to leave the decision to the machinist.
This finish does the best job of removing sharp edges and burrs and is more economical as it does not require machining chamfers to avoid sharp edges. (Chamfers were however machined in this example.)
This finish has a machined appearance. If you choose this finish it is strongly recommended, for safety, to include in your design chamfers on all edges to break sharp edges (this increases machining time and hence cost). This finish requires special handling which also adds to cost.
Metal Brushing Service
Australian General Engineering Vietnam makes it easy to design and order custom parts with a brush finish.
Metal brushing creates a surface texture that removes and hides surface defects. Brushed finishes have a parallel grain resulting from an abrasive moving against the workpiece in one direction.
This type of metal finish is often used to create a uniform appearance on Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass and Titanium.
The process is often applied to Custom Metal Brackets, Custom Front Panels, Custom Sheet Metal Boxes, decorative parts, sculptures, surfaces, enclosures, etc.
The finishing process creates a smooth near-mirror uniform surface. Polishing is done on the edge of a cloth buff wheel, typically about 6" diameter and hence the process can only reach certain surfaces. Edges often become slightly rounded. Buff polishing may not be effective on parts with sharp, intricate, recessed or fragile features. Many materials can be buff polished including Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper, Steel, Acrylic, Brass, Titanium, Sterling Silver and Bronze. Hard materials such as stainless steel are more time consuming and costly to polish.
Vibratory Finishing Service
Australian General Engineering Vietnam makes it easy to design and order custom parts with vibratory finishing.
Vibratory finishing changes the surface of parts by placing the parts in a vibrating bowl of abrasive media.
The metal finish process produces a uniform random texture and slightly rounded edges. The process is used to remove burrs and improve the appearance of relatively small parts. Vibratory finishing is an inexpensive method.
Vibratory finishing can be applied to Custom Enclosures, Custom Metal Brackets, Custom Robot Parts, Custom jewelry, Custom wrenches, Custom Motorcycle Parts, Custom Auto Parts, Custom Toy Parts, etc. The process is often applied to: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper, Steel, Brass, Titanium, Sterling Silver, Spring Steel and Bronze.
Professional Metal Finishing Services in Vietnam
Here at Australian General Engineering Vietnam, we cater to your specific component finishing requirements and do so to the highest of standards while still remaining competitively priced.
We offer a wide range of finishing services in-house or via our supply partners. Some of these services including the application of zinc plating, hot dip galvanizing, wet spray painting, and powder coating. Our skilled team is also experienced in the complex requirements of metal polishing, anodizing, specialized electro-coat finishes, and chromate conversion.
High Profile Clientele
For many years, we have been servicing the Australian Defence Force and have maintained the ability to meet the strict demands and application criteria of the Australian Paint Approval Scheme (APAS) standards including PUP (polyurethane paint).
State Of The Art Metal Finishing Process
Offering the latest electrostatic processes in wet spray and powder coating, you can rely on the AGE experts for the attention to detail necessary to finish all products. Most of our finishing processes are offered as part of our comprehensive services portfolio and employ the expertise of our selected supply partners in their respective applications.
Our Professional Engineering Services
Through focusing on efficient production, quality results and customer satisfaction, we are proud to be a one-stop shop for all things related to sheet metal and general fabrication.
Amongst the precision fabrication services on offer are:
- CNC laser cutting
- CNC turret punching
- CNC brake press folding
- CNC tube bending
- CNC machining
We can also assist with product design and development, and even turnkey solutions for your metal component manufacturing requirements including assembly, packaging, warehousing, and efficient distribution.
ALUMINUM SHEET METAL FABRICATION
If you require aluminum parts machined, we are one of the most capable and cost-effective sources, and we can finish the job right. Aluminum is the third most abundant aspect in the earth's crust after oxygen and silicon and is a relatively brand-new commercial metal, extensively used for less than 100 years.
We are committed to providing the metal fabrication solutions that our clients need to bring their components to the market. To this end, we have invested in a dedicated tool room. Our skilled tool makers can fabricate tool-specific solutions for a diverse range of general and fabrication engineering services.
Thanks to our state-of-the-art laser cutting technology and computer software, we can precision laser cut a range of materials including:
Mild steels up to 20mm
Stainless steels up to 16mm
Aluminium up to 10mm
Our flexible equipment is ideal for small batch and large production runs of a diverse range of components.
Australian General Engineering Vietnam is the fabricator of choice for the Australian Defence Force to manufacture army accessories. We are responsible for producing entrenching tools and folding chairs for Australia's military.