Lapping: the finish to obtain a mirror surface
Aluminium lapping is a precision surface finishing operation, performed with brushes that exploit the action of an abrasive powder sprinkled on a metal support that often has a similar shape to that of the object requiring the finishing process. This can be done to achieve a desired finish on the surfaces, or to produce a more precise fit between them. Lapping is often used to create a smooth, finished surface on a workpiece.
The process can be used to create a variety of finishes, from a smooth, mirror-like finish to a rougher, matte finish. The type of finish produced will depend on the abrasive material used, the amount of pressure applied, and the type of motion used.
Lapping: what is it used for?
Lapping is a fundamental finishing process for various industries that use aluminium and is implemented for both functional and aesthetic purposes. Lapping can be used to create a variety of finishes, from a smooth, mirror-like finish to a rougher, matte finish. The type of finish produced will depend on the abrasive material used, the amount of pressure applied, and the type of motion used. More specifically, aluminium lapping can be used to eliminate the ridges left after grinding.
Why choose Volpato lapping machines
The goal of the company has always been to fully satisfy the needs of each customer, offering lapping machines that can adapt perfectly to different types of production lines. For this reason Volpato produces customized lapping machines, designed by the highly-trained in-house team, based on the specific requests of customers. All lapping machines proposed by the company are made with high quality components and materials, to ensure maximum efficiency and reliability.