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Machining and Polishing Different levels of machining and polishing will offer different results. Blocks 1 to 5 demonstrate the benefits and costs. Process 1 2 3 4 5 Conventional · · Machining Diamond · · · Machining Super · · · Finishing · Polished Typical Surface 1.7 1.5 0.1 0.05 0.03 Finish (Ra µm) Polished Clarity 1 3 2 4 5 (scale 1 to 5) Cost 2 3 3 4 5 (scale 1 to 5) 1 Carville · · 2 Recommend 3 4 5 The level of polishing and finishing applied to a machined component will be dictated by the end application and the customer’s budget. Super-finishing (vapour polishing) is an economic Machining and Polishing way to enhance a components appearance. This is shown in the example opposite. 4
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