Super Finishing Process

Category: Surface Finishing

Super Finishing Process


Calico Super Finishing is a surface finishing technology that removes microscopic peaks, component stresses and stress risers generated during the machining cycle. A minimal amount of material removal (3/10000 of an inch) leaves an isotropic or uniform surface finish of less than 2-3 micro-inch.

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  • Tool Steels
  • Maraging Steels

Temp. Ratings

  • Process Temp: 72°(22°C)


  • Thickness (mil): -0.2 - -0.1


  • High Luster


Calico Isotropic Super Finishing is achieved through a multi-step, chemically accelerated vibratory process. This unique process removes the 'peaks' that remain after manufacturing of any machined metal component and creates a uniform, high luster finish.


Increase fuel economy, Reduce friction, Reduce driveline loses, Reduce contact fatigue, Increase power density, Reduce lubrication requirements and costs, Lower operating temperatures, Extend average time between maintenance cycles, Reduce vibration and noise, Extend part life and reduce instances of part failure, Reduce maintenance costs, No break-in required.

  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Increased Lubricity
  • Reduced Friction
  • Wear Resistant


Recommended applications include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Transmission Gears
  • Gear Boxes
  • Ring Gears
  • Pinion Gears
  • Axles
  • Camshafts
  • Tappets
  • Valve Springs
  • Rocker Arms
  • Crankshafts
  • Connecting Rods
  • Hand Tools
  • Firearm Components


This coating is a popular solution for the following industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Diesel
  • Energy
  • General Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Metal Forming
  • Military
  • Molds
  • Motorsports
  • Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas
  • Weaponry