The Size of a Micron

Metal finishing incorporates multiple processes and serves many purposes. Manufacturers use this technique to prime metal parts for painting, remove defects, improve the appearance of a component or limit part-on-part friction. The versatility of finishing — and finishing machines — lends itself well to many manufacturing applications. However, sometimes there may be defects that are too small for you to catch — these often appear as micron-sized particles.

What is a micron, what role does it play in metal production, and how small is a micron? Read on to discover the definition of a micron, how it can affect the process of finishing metal parts and what you can do to combat it.


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