Line Graining & Surface Improvement

Line Graining

Some customers require a uniform surface finish. This can be accomplished through line graining, also known as brushed finish graining, which removes stock from machine-ready blanks using coated abrasives. Here at DIX Metals, we are capable of producing brushed finish aluminum and brushed finished stainless steel. Whatever metal alloy you have in mind, we can create a brushed finish to it! 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, or brushed finish 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 Flattening & Straightening Services:

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

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