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Timesavers Machinery & Extended Line Graining Capabilities

Line Graining on Stainless SteelROCHESTER, 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, mill scale and porosity. The material is then completed with a pass to leave a uniform finish. This line graining finish can be done on aluminum, steel, stainless steel, titanium, copper, brass, as well as other various metals.

RP Abrasives, which has the expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your metal finish is of the utmost quality, is thrilled to be expanding its capabilities. The Timesavers machine can be used both wet or dry, giving them several, significant advantages. Wet and dry machines process the material in the same way, however, wet machines spray a coolant on the part as it is processed, providing a safer working environment as well as finer and cleaner finishes. The machine uses various grits and sanding belts to achieve a wide range of grain types, from a fine semi-polished finish to very coarse lines.

“We have had requests for service from several customers and potential customers. We are happy to now be able to offer this service. It fits very well with our existing bead blasting, polishing, buffing and passivating services, giving our customers a wider range of surface finishes to select from,” says RP Abrasives CEO Joe Shean.

About RP Abrasives
RPA, based in Rochester, New Hampshire, was incorporated in 1996 and purchased by Joe Shean, a manager for a large machine tool manufacturing company, in 2002. Ever since, RPA has been committed to serving businesses in the manufacturing industry and satisfying their need for deburring and metal finishing services. For more information about the services and capabilities provided by RPA, or to learn how we can assist you with your next finishing project, peruse our website, or give us a call at 603.335.2132 today!