Favorite Finish | Engine Stripe Precision

This article is another in the series of posts featuring notes from my co-workers on their favorite finish.  Our guest blogger is Randy Schultz.  Randy works with the development of our finishes each day.  The finish he chose is one of our new mechanical finishes developed for our latest trend presentation.  Here is what Randy has to say about the finish.

Guest Blogger

Randy Schultz | Design Process Engineer Randy Schultz Design Process Engineer
Randy works in the Northern Engraving Design Center.  He is responsible for processing of samples and prototypes.

One of my favorite finishes is NEC-105.  It is a mechanical finish developed in our Design department.  When designing new finishes, we try to develop surfaces that are unique and out of the norm.  Our objective with this finish was to get away from our typical mechanical finishes (i.e. engine stripe, engine turn and spins) and develop finishes that use the same type of equipment but provide a distinctive look.  This finish fits that category.  It is comparable to an engine stripe but it is very different. This finish has a deeper courser cut in the aluminum.  The accent lines are further apart.  Additionally, this pattern is more defined than traditional engine stripe.  In a standard engine stripe you can see the lead edge of the stripe however on NEC-105 you also see the trailing edge of the stripe.  This gives the pattern a tremendous amount of movement.  The detail in this finish is extraordinary.  If you could imagine a watchmaker or jeweler sitting at their bench engraving the face of a pocket watch, NEC-105 is the finish they would be hand crafting.

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