I need to establish an easier & cheaper way of finishing some 304 stainless steel blocks after milling. The milled finish is undesirable and I have opted for a 2nd operation of grinding (for aesthetics only, not precision). The grinding offers advantages in that it looks decent i.e. no machine witness marks, and it also leaves a finish that is not prone to leaving visible fingerprints during handling. The downside is that it is carried out on a different machine at a different location and is expensive.
Is there a way that a similar finish can be achieved in the milling machine to avoid resetting as a result of changing machines. This is purely aesthetics. I have tried bead blasting but the finish is prone to fingerprinting.
Look forward to reading any suggestions