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Ball Burnishing Services At Supersheen

Whether its ball burnishing or other vibratory finishings such as vibro deburring, we proudly offer a range of different metal finishing services that can support your project. We know that sometimes solutions are needed quickly without much notice. With our facilities and expertise, we are proud to be able to meet fast turnaround times on both small and large batch quantities.


Additionally, we can offer FREE sample processing to any company interested in testing our metal finishing on their own parts.

As one of the country’s leading metal finishing companies, over time we have continued to grow in our knowledge and capabilities. As a result, we can support more industries than ever.

Some of the industries benefiting from our metal finishing services include:

  • Automotive
  • Architectural
  • Aerospace
  • Motorsport
  • Manufacturing

Ball Burnishing Services At Supersheen

Ball burnishing is a type of metal vibratory process that is used to produce a specific colour and lustre on a component. It is sometimes referred to as just burnishing, and utilises steel media to achieve the polished look on the component.

Most commonly relied on to achieve a bright and highly reflective surface, ball burnishing is one of the most mechanical metal finishing processes. With this in mind, it’s important that you enlist the help of a specialist ball burnishing company such as Supersheen if you’re considering it.

The Benefits Of Ball Burnishing


Burnishing offers more than just a polished shine to a component. Some common benefits of this metal finishing process include:

  • Strain Hardening – the ball burnishing process condenses the overall structure of a component and increases its hardness.
    In fact, some components can have up to an 100% increase in hardness after undergoing ball burnishing. They will also be more resistant to fatigue failure.


  • Corrosion resistance – ball burnishing can reduce the roughness of a component. As a result, it will be less likely to develop cracks and imperfections that can lead to rust and other types of corrosion.


  • Polished finish – components that undergo ball burnishing will have a polished finish, enhancing their aesthetics and sometimes their overall value.


  • Short Cycle Time – ball brushing is adaptable for most components and manufacturing processes making it a hassle-free metal finishing service to invest in.

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Guaranteed Quality With A Fast Efficient Turnaround


At Supersheen, alongside delivering high quality burnishing services, we also look to deliver on fast turnaround times too. As experienced metal finishing experts, we take pride in being able to offer expert advice and support when needed to our customers.

We strive to be as flexible as we can with our burnishing services to ensure that we can support as many customers as possible. At Supersheen, you can guarantee that we’ll go the extra mile to meet your requirements.

Ball Burnishing: Do You Need It?

Businesses and manufacturing companies are always on the lookout for ways to increase profits, lower costs, and enhance the quality of their products. Ball burnishing is a great way to increase the aesthetic appeal of your components and extend the lifespan of the part.

Some common components and products that often undergo burnishing include:


  • Cutting tools
  • Pipes
  • Steel bearings
  • Brass bearings
  • Valves
  • Seals

Use Ball Burnishing in Many Industries


Ball burnishing is suitable for lots of different parts and as a result is used across all sorts of industries and applications. However, a common industry that uses ball burnishing is the automotive industry.

This sector uses the ball burnishing process to finish automotive parts such as pistons and transmissions components. It is also used for other components such as plumbing fixtures and valves. Decorative parts such as jewellery are sometimes burnished too in order to create the high shine.

Metals Suitable for Ball Burnishing

Some of the common metals burnished in the ball burnishing process include:

  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper
  • Aluminium

What is ball burnishing?

Burnishing is a metal finishing process used to polish and harden the surface of a component. Ball burnishing happens when metals are rubbed together forcefully over a period of time. Consequently, impacting the peaks of its surface profile.

What parts can undergo ball burnishing?

Along with the components listed above, some other examples of parts we work with include: stainless steel pressings and forgings, hot brass stampings and aluminium castings.

Is there a size limit for ball burnishing?

Different ball burnishing companies will have different capabilities, however here at Supersheen, we can work with components up to 450mm for the burnishing process.

About this Process

The ball burnishing process at Supersheen is most suitable for small to medium sized components. As mentioned above, it can be used on most metals and parts and at Supersheen there are two different types of burnishing.

Depending on the application, we can use either the barrel method or the vibratory method for ball burnishing. The vibratory method is the most common one and uses traditional heavy duty vibrators to excite the ball mass which then creates a burnished or pressurised finish to the product.

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Our Processes At Supersheen

At Supersheen, to ensure you’re happy with the type of finishing service you’ve chosen, we proudly offer a FREE trial service. Our customers can sample ball burnishing on their own components before investing fully in the service.

Firstly, once you’ve got in touch with us (this is usually by phone or email), we’ll reply back to let you know your enquiry has been received. We’ll also use the opportunity to find out any further information we need before starting the process. This could include requesting access to any drawings.

We’ll then offer you the free trial so that we can all be sure that ball burnishing is the most suitable service for your requirements. Either you can come to our premises to deliver the components, or you can post them. Once the trial is complete, we’ll return your parts to you so that you can fully assess our work to ensure you’re happy with the service.

If it turns out that ball burnishing doesn’t seem the right service to meet your needs, we’ve got plenty of other metal finishing services that may be more appropriate.

Some other services that could prove more suitable include:


About Supersheen

Supersheen is a metal finishing company based in the West Midlands. We have been a family-owned business for over five decades. In that time we have worked with a wealth of industries and provided high quality metal finishing services to companies all over the country. Operating for over fifty years, we have worked with industries and businesses all over the country.

We never compromise on quality and work hard to deliver components finished to the highest of standards. We’re constantly learning and staying up to date with all of the latest industry breakthroughs. As a result, we have earned ourselves an unbeatable reputation for quality products, a knowledgeable team, and speedy turnaround times.

Related Services

Vapour Degreasing

Vapour degreasing by Supersheen is the process on components by the most eco-friendly process available. We also offer a free process testing to any company submitting components for trial.

Derusting and Descaling

Rust removal on steel and iron parts, Supersheen offer a safe and eco-friendly solution for rust removal, resulting in a clean, rust free product inhibited against corrosion, with good shelf life.

Barrel Polishing

Barrel polishing & vibratory techniques used extensively on presswork , fasteners, machined aluminium, diecast aluminium, zinc, stainless steel and brass stampings.

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    Unit 4-6 Tame Road Industrial Estate, Tame Road, Witton, Birmingham, B6 7HS