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It is well known in the powder coating and lacquer industry that razor-sharp edges reduce paint adhesion and increase corrosion, whereas cleaned and rounded corners considerably improve corrosion resistance. The same problems apply to sheet cut with oxygen, which leaves an oxide layer with very poor paint adhesion. This article from Surtech goes on to explain why edge preparation reduces corrosion.

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The badly corroded edge of a plate that had not had the oxide layer removed prior to painting
The badly corroded edge of a plate that had not had the oxide layer removed prior to painting

Surtech Surface Technology Products

Since 1973 SURTECH (SURFACE TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS LTD) have been selling the largest UK range of grinding, deburring and polishing machines since 1973. We offer belt grinders; portable abrasive power tools; sheet-metal deburring machines; foundry grinding; fettling and cutting machines; robot cells for grinding, deburring and polishing, and more. Our machines grind, grain, deburr, round and radius edges, finish, polish, cut, bevel and chamfer.

Since 1973 SURTECH (SURFACE TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS LTD) have been selling the largest UK range of grinding, deburring and polishing machines since 1973. We offer belt grinders; portable abrasive power tools; sheet-metal deburring machines; foundry grinding; fettling and cutting machines; robot cells for grinding, deburring and polishing, and more. Our machines grind, grain, deburr, round and radius edges, finish, polish, cut, bevel and chamfer.

Latest technology

We design and manufacture some of our dedicated machines and we import machines from around the world from leading manufacturers. We constantly review the needs of our customers and we tailor our product range accordingly. To complement our machine range we stock most accessories such as dust extractors, contact wheels and welding tables. We also offer a complete range of abrasive and polishing consumables, including: abrasive belts, abrasive wheels, abrasive discs, polishing mops and buffs, polishing compounds, cleaning and protecting chemicals.

After-sales service

At SURTECH we have our own workshop and repair department, staffed by factory trained engineers and equipped to handle servicing, repairs and modifications of all machines.

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This is where you will find the UK’s largest selection of the very latest grinding, deburring and polishing machines, accessories and abrasive and polishing consumables. You are invited to bring your parts and to discuss your requirements with our skilled engineers who will also set up practical demonstrations. See for yourself how our machines can be used to solve problems and to improve efficiency.

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