Super Micro Finishing Process

Category: Surface Finishing

Super Micro Finishing Process


Calico Super Micro Finishing (SMF) is a unique surface finishing technology that combines chemical and mechanical processes to remove microscopic peaks and component stresses by eliminating stress risers generated during machining operation. A minimal amount of material removal (3/10000 of an inch) leaves an isotropic or uniform surface finish of less than 1 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 Super Micro Finishing (SMF) 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 finish. This process is then followed by a mechanical diamond polish that gives the part a 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:

  • Gears
  • Axles
  • Camshafts
  • Lifters
  • 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