What are the Factors Affecting the Surface Gloss of Stainless Steel?
Stainless steel decorative pipes can be seen everywhere in today's life. Depending on the processing technology, the surface gloss of stainless steel pipes is also different. The polished pipe surface is shiny and some of the pipe surfaces are matte. Different processes have different effects on stainless steel pipes. The degree of influence of surface gloss is different.
The first should be the quality of the steel strip. No matter whether any product is of good quality, it is guaranteed. Not only the quality is also about the finished product. It is difficult to make high-brightness stainless steel pipes with inferior stainless steel materials. The content of chromium and nickel in the high-quality stainless steel belt also affects the gloss of the stainless steel pipe made by it.
Followed by the manufacturing process. The polishing of the stainless steel tube during production has a great impact on the brightness of the stainless steel tube. When polishing, the polishing equipment, polishing wax and polishing worker's technology all determine the brightness of the finished stainless steel tube.
Another is the pipe thickness. Many manufacturers also like to produce those medium-thickness stainless steel tubes, such as stainless steel tubes with a solid thickness of 0.52 mm to 1.1 mm, which are better in polishing. Because the thinner pipe is afraid that the friction will cause the pipe to deform during polishing. The thicker stainless steel pipe is afraid that the friction will not reach the expected effect during polishing.
Finally, there is the question of copper content. The copper content is mainly for 201 stainless steel. Among the 201 stainless steels, there is a high-quality stainless steel belt with high copper content. The copper content directly affects the toughness of the 201 stainless steel pipes, but also improves the brightness of the 201 stainless steel pipes. But this is for high copper 201 stainless steel and some inferior 201 stainless steel does not even contain copper.
Surface gloss test of stainless steel
The surface roughness, rolling process, leveling process and surface roughness control of raw materials in the production process can affect the specific gloss of the stainless steel surface. For multiple measurements，we use a stainless steel gloss tester can be used to quantify the various process factors on the surface The degree of influence of gloss. And finally determine the way to improve the gloss of stainless steel in production and control measures.
Gloss tester is an instrument for measuring the surface gloss of materials. It uses black glass as a standard board with 100 GU to measure the gloss of other materials. Materials can be divided into high gloss, medium gloss and low gloss according to the surface gloss of the material. Metal materials usually have high gloss. Common stainless steel materials also have high gloss, so a stainless steel gloss tester with measurement range is required.
Linshang LS192 is a gloss tester with data statistics function and wide measurement range. In addition to testing gloss, 99 groups of tests can be saved. Maximum, minimum, average and standard deviation values will be displayed on the interface immediately after the measurement. From these data, we can judge the uniformity of the material surface gloss.