WHEN USING THESE TYPE SYSTEMS:
- Pressure – All stones will be different, but like all polishing, the operator must watch how the abrasives are cutting, watch the slurry. With the CNC plates, compress the springs a little.
- Speed – The operator must watch how the abrasives are cutting, if they are not cutting, slow the travel speed
- Water – Important to have good water flow, the more the better
- Spindle speed – In the manufacturing the RPM is normally 450-550, this slower speed is important for the brushes, too fast and they do not pick the stone very well.
Antique Finish = any type stone can have this type finish applied, the brushes picks the soft grains and rolls over the harder grains. This is a textured finish that is very easy to produce with automatic or manual machines. This finish is also called Leather, River wash.