Brushing: An Introduction

In brushing, abrasive belts are used to make aesthetic traces on a material’s surface. Despite being suitable for a handful of metals, brushing is most commonly used on aluminum. The thickness of the abrasive belts (usually between #80 and 120) determines the finish.

Brushing Information

MaterialsABS, aluminum, brass, stainless steel, and steel
ColorNot applicable
TextureA satin finish
StandardsSa1, Sa2, Sa2.5, and Sa3
ApplicationsParts that are cosmetic

Aspects of design