Polishing

Stainless Steel in the Built Environment E-brochure

Tue 26th July 2022

Our latest e-brochure is available for download and focuses on two recent case studies of stainless steel in the built environment. Download it here   

We Are Recruiting

Mon 26th April 2021

We are recruiting for the following roles to join our Production Team. Materials Handler x 1 You will have a counterbalance FLT licence and your role will be to ensure consistent feed of material to the dull polishing sheet lines section. You will source packs, matching them against paperwork and running lists to ensure full …

An Introduction to Stainless Steel Polishing – Online Training Course

Wed 14th April 2021

Professional Polishing Services are delighted to launch their online bespoke training course for stockholders and fabricators ‘An Introduction to Stainless Steel Polishing‘. Focusing on everyday questions such as; Austenitic versus Ferritic material performance Abrasive media finish comparisons Common defects and surface stock removal Choosing the right finish for the right application and environment The course …

Pharmaceutical Polishing on Hot Rolled Plate

Tue 2nd February 2021

Stainless steel plate is the preferred choice for pharmaceutical tanks and vessels. Here at PPS we process plates up to 12mtrs long via our 2mtr wide line, giving exceptional uniformity of finish. During the age of Covid this section is consistently busy. All finishes are measured and certified and photographs and videos can be sent …

Investment for Professional Polishing Services

Tue 2nd July 2019

While located in the Black Country, Professional Polishing Services is looking to a bright future thanks to its ongoing investment strategy that has that has seen it invest profits back into the business for all but a handful of years of its 35 years’ existence. The latest phase of investment has been concluded with the …

Your Polishing Questions Answered (Issue 2)

Mon 16th July 2018

1. What grit is a bright polish? We get asked this question a lot. We also have stockholders tell us with complete confidence that a bright polish is ‘a 400 grit’. The first thing that needs to be established is what the substrate is. If it is a 2m x 1m 0.7mm stainless steel sheet …

Your Polishing Questions Answered (Isue 1)

Mon 9th July 2018

Here we look back at some of the regular questions we are asked and the advice given by Kirsty Davies-Chinnock. 1. My customer has fabricated a sign out of mirror polished 316 stainless steel. It has been in situ for less than a month and it has started to discolour, why? This is a really common …

More than just scratching the surface.

Mon 18th June 2018

By Peter Davies Peter is the founder of Professional Polishing Svs Ltd and was Managing Director from 1983 to 2008. On the 1st July 2018 we celebrate our 35th anniversary and thought it was interesting to look back on this article Peter wrote several (many!) years ago. This is a historic article and for up …

Removing Surface Scratches

Tue 29th May 2018

Quite often we see material after it has been cut to the final flat shape as this means that any small scratches can be removed or minimised by the polishing process. This, of course, is only applicable if the polish removes any surface stock, unfortunately Bright and Mirror Polishing would not remove them. However when …

Hot Rolled Plate in an Architectural Setting

Wed 16th May 2018

Hot Rolled plate is notorious for quality variations including defects in the surface such as pitting, laminations and mill lines. Before polishing the ‘skin’ is removed using a pre-grinding process that removes the surface scale and the majority of the surface defects. Over the last fifteen years or so the overall quality of hot rolled …