Polished Stainless Steel Bench crafted by Metal Masters West Wales Ltd

Metal Masters West Wales Ltd were commissioned to produce stainless steel benches to be situated at the SA1 Waterfront in Swansea Bay. Using tools, machines and accessories supplied by Data here we can see another example of some quality workmanship from one of our customers.

Stainless Steel Bench by Metal Masters Wales Ltd
Stainless Steel Bench by Metal Masters Wales Ltd

Phil Pritchard, the owner of Metal Masters has had to achieve a very high standard finish to eradicate the high risk of rust as the benches are situated at the waterfront (very salty air). The finish required to meet the contractor’s requirements is 0.5RA (the RA value is the Roughness Average in microns – in layman’s terms it’s the difference between the peaks and grooves on the surface of the stainless steel only visible via a microscope – the less the difference between the two the lower the RA value).

The finishing polish was achieved using a Fein “ Grit ” machine, which is the GX75 Belt Linisher together with the GXC Centreless Polishing Module and a very fine non woven abrasive belt that Data supplied.

In this video you will see that Phil has his hands on the tube, but this is not because he is pushing it, he is merely supporting it. The material is fed through automatically. Phil does intend in investing in suitable roller supports in the near future to make the task even easier.

The machinery used to produce this magnificent finish is available to buy at Data. Click here to see the range. To contact Metal Masters please call them on 01792 586677.