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Surface Treatments and Finishes

Surface Treatments and Finishes

An in-depth examination of modern and traditional surface treatments and finishes.

There’s no doubt that surface treatments and finishes
contribute significantly to the success of products.
However, it’s an area which is difficult to cover in detail now that the DT curriculum is so wide ranging.

This resource will improve your students understanding
of the main forms of surface treatment and finishing
processes in schools and industrial situations.


This online title is part of the Focus Design Technology online resource pack.

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Finishes for Metal electroplating
  • why finish metals?
  • anodising
  • bluing
  • dip coating
  • electroplating
  • enamelling
  • galvanising
  • painting
  • polishing & buffing
  • powder coating
  • water transfer printing
Finishes for Timber and Wood wood dyes and stains
  • why finish wood?
  • surface preparation
  • dyes & stains
  • oil
  • paint
  • shellac / French polishing
  • tanalising
  • varnish & lacquer
  • wax
  • veneer
Finishes for Polymers Flame polishing acrylic
  • why finish polymers?
  • diamond edge polishing & buffing acrylic
  • flame polishing acrylic
  • GRP gelcoat
  • plating on plastic
  • laser marking, engraving & etching
  • textured moulds
  • vinyl decals & stickers
Finishes for Textiles laser finishing textiles
  • why finish textiles?
  • dyeing
  • laser finishing
  • printing
  • biological
  • chemical
  • mechanical
  • smart
  • appliqué
  • embellishment
  • painting
  • embroidery
  • quilting
Finishes for Paper & Board edge painting card
  • why finish papers and boards?
  • edge finishing
  • embossing & debossing
  • hot foil blocking
  • edge staining & painting
  • marbling
  • packaging laminates & films
  • varnishing & lamination
  • Focus Educational Software Ltd
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  • Truro
  • Cornwall
  • TR1 1ZJ
  • UK
  • Web: www.focuseducational.com
  • Email: sales@focuseducational.com
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