Posts Categorized: News

7 Most Common Aluminum Finishes

With the current technology available, there are seemingly endless types of aluminum finishes to choose from. At RP Abrasives, our mechanical finishes and pretreatments are some of our most popular services, and for good reason. These services fall into two broad categories: finishes that make the part ready for use and finishes that make the… Read more »

Selecting the Best Media for Abrasive Blasting

Abrasive blasting, sometimes referred to as bead blasting, has been used to clean, strip, shape and restore surfaces for over a century, and for good reason – this process of projecting various media across a surface is a thorough and efficient finishing method for many materials. Abrasive blasting can not only benefit but even improve… Read more »

Citric Acid Passivation Versus Nitric Acid Passivation

Passivation of stainless steel is the treatment of metal’s surface with an acid solution to make the surface corrosion resistant. Citric acid passivation and nitric acid passivation are the two methods used to treat the metal. The acid solution acts to remove any free iron from the metal’s surface before that iron can react to… Read more »

RP Abrasives Featured in MedTech Outlook Magazine

RP Abrasives (RPA) is proud to be featured in MedTech Outlook magazine. The magazine focuses on a unique learn-from-peer approach where key decision makers and experts discuss the latest in medical technologies that have had a direct impact on the healthcare industry. This provides purchasers, decision-makers and heads of operations in healthcare with the latest… Read more »

RP Abrasives Featured in BIA Enterprise Magazine

Privately held company RP Abrasives (RPA), located in Rochester, NH has been featured in the annual magazine of the Business and Industry Association – New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce. The article titled Manufacturers Lead the Way highlights RPA’s specialized surface finishing capabilities and the impressive growth the company has seen over the past 21 years. BIA… Read more »

RP Abrasives is ITAR Registered

RP Abrasives (RPA), a provider of mechanical surface finishing services for a wide range of industries, has recently been approved for ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) licensing. ITAR imposes license requirements on exports and re-exports on items subjected to its jurisdiction related to defense services. International Traffic Arms Regulations are administered through the State… Read more »

RP Abrasives Celebrates 20 Years in Business!

America’s Preferred Surface Finishing Experts Since 1996 RP Abrasives (RPA) has come a long way in the past 20 years. What started with manually deburring parts for a single customer; has grown to a diverse and ever-growing customer base all the way from Maine, to Texas, to Colorado. With our growing customer base also came the… Read more »

Custom Bead Blasted Finish for New Voltower Power Strip

In June of 2015 a gentleman by the name of Dean Rosenblum reached out to RP Abrasives about putting an “Apple iPhone finish” on a product he was working on bringing to market. Now I must tell you this is not the first time a new product development person or group has contacted us, but… Read more »

Timesavers Machinery & Extended Line Graining Capabilities

ROCHESTER, N.H., November 2015 – RP Abrasives (RPA) is excited to announce the introduction of their new Timesavers machine and line graining services for finishing a wide range of metal surfaces. A line grain finish, also known as stroking, is a sanded or etched in a linear pattern, used to remove or minimize scratches, defects,… Read more »