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CNC machining - Cosmetic vs Non-cosmetic Finishes Explained

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In this video, we’ll go over what qualifies as a cosmetic surface finish in CNC machining and what doesn’t. You’ll learn what to expect from the cosmetic surface finishes that we offer at 3D Hubs.

00:08 First, we’ll discuss what a cosmetic surface finish for CNC machining is. Here, we pay attention to the different meanings of ‘cosmetic’ that some engineers have.

01:07 In the second part of the video, we'll go over what we consider as cosmetic surface finishes and what we consider non-cosmetic surface finishes. Surface finishes such as anodizing type II and polishing are discussed.

02:17 Last, we go deeper into the cosmetic parts and surface finishes. What can you expect from these surface finishes? Their properties will be discussed.

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