Line Graining & Surface Improvement

Line Graining

Some customers require a uniform surface finish. This can be accomplished through line graining, which removes stock from machine-ready blanks using coated abrasives. The process produces a directional pattern on metal surfaces that enhances appearance and adds to ease of handling.

Allowing Dix Metals to perform line graining is an excellent way to preserve valuable, in-house manufacturing time, which is why it is called a "timesaver" in the industry. We can quickly remove coarse metal surfaces and provide a clean and polished appearance to your machine-ready blanks for a truly finished look. To get started, request a quote today!


We provide flattening and surface improvement for the following materials:

  • Raw metal
  • Ferrous or non-ferrous metals
  • Tool steels
  • Cast iron
  • Mold plate
  • Copper
  • Virtually any material

Flattening & Surface Improvement Services

At DIX Metals, we also operate a variety of flattening presses for stock aluminum plate up to 1” thick.  For surface improvement, technicians apply a brush finish on materials to 16 Ra. We provide machine-ready blanks with flattening and surface improvement to a wide range of industries, so request a quote today! 

Advantages of DIX Metals Line Graining Process:

  • Wider/bigger machines
  • Can take projects up to 50" wide
  • Surface Improvement Video

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