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polishing

 [pol´ish-ing]
creation of a smooth and glossy finish on a surface, as of a tooth or denture.

pol·ish·ing

(pol'ish-ing),
In dentistry, the act or process of making a restoration smooth and glossy.

pol·ish·ing

(pol'ish-ing)
In dentistry, the act or process of making a restoration smooth and glossy.

polishing 

The final stage in the surfacing process in which the lens is made smooth and provides regular (instead of random) transmission and specular (instead of diffuse) reflection. It is accomplished by rubbing the lens to and fro over a tool covered with felt cloth or plastic sheet or with pitch (which produces the best results) sprayed with water containing finely powdered cerium oxide or rouge. The curvatures of the lens remain unaltered in this procedure. Polishing of spectacle frames is referred to as buffing or mop polishing or barreling (if the polishing is done using a drum). See cerium oxide; rouge; smoothing; surfacing.

pol·ish·ing

(pol'ish-ing)
1. Cosmetic dental procedure to remove stains from enamel surfaces of teeth, a nonessential cosmetic procedure.
2. Act or process of making a dental restoration smoother and glossy.
Synonym(s): coronal polishing.
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Above your display, hang a sign that reads "Put the Petal to the Metal." To show customers that your metal polishes are as soft as the petals of a flower and tough as steel on stains, include polishing demos.
The problem is, that robots move with an accuracy of +/0.1 mm, the tools, however, for example the grinding belts or polishing mops do not have an exactly defined, constant effective operating point like e.g.
The amount of polishing action depends on several variables, the most important of which is pressure.
Unlike most metals and alloys, final polishing using 0.3 [[micro]meter] alpha-alumina and 0.05 [[micro]meter] gamma-alumina aqueous suspensions is not appropriate for aluminum alloys because it does not produce acceptable final polished surfaces.
Summary: The surface of a metallographic specimen is prepared by various methods of grinding, polishing, and etching