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We are celebrating 45 years of CRW Finishing!

On February 28 2022, we are celebrating our 45th year anniversary!  We are looking back with pride to a company history full of success.

Thanks to our loyal staff and to all our long-time customers and partners for their commitment, valuable and trusting cooperation.

CRW Finishing is considered one of the finest Mass Finishing Job Shop Service in the Midwest offering a wealth of process knowledge.

Full Service Maintenance & Repair

Reline Before & After

CRW Finishing provides optimal solutions for preserving the value of your machines.

Unplanned downtime has always been one of the largest challenges and greatest expenses for
organizations in the manufacturing industry.

Preventative maintenance enables mass finishing equipment to go the extra mile.

Contact our experts to set up regular preventative maintenance work on your equipment.

Call for our service rates!

Happy 30th Anniversary Kim!

Kim Mantegna has given our company years of service with much more than efforts and hard work at her job. She has given everyone here, the lesson of loyalty and staying motivated in the long run. Congratulations on your 30th work anniversary Kim!

What is Accelerated Isotropic Finishing?

“Isotropic Finishing”, also known in the industry as “accelerated finishing”, This is a mass finishing process of rapidly reducing the surface roughness while providing an isotropic finish to a part.

Isotropic Finishing is commonly performed in traditional vibratory finishing equipment, Roto Finish “Quick Cut” is a liquid accelerant that produces a controlled oxidation and protective layer on a work piece. Ceramic media in the vibratory equipment, removes the oxidized layer of surface highpoints while leaving the low points intact. Roto Finishes “Quick Cut” chemistry processing is reliable achieving refined surface finish measuring rapidly. Surfaces as low as low as 0.5 Ra. are achievable.


Quick Cut II has been successful in various industries including:

  • Automotive               
  • Aerospace   
  • Bearing    
  • Decorative       
  • Hand Tools
  • Medical 

And has provided such benefits as:

  • Superior Aesthetics                                       
  • Larger Radiuses
  • Resistance to Corrosion                                
  • Superior Pre-plate Finishes
  • Longer Part Life                                               
  • Reduction in Part Fatigue

A recent case study by CRW Finishing, put Quick Cut II to the test. A manufacturer of gears requested that the “Ring and Pinion” sets provided have the Ra reduced from as high as 60 Ra to 18 Ra or below and have an isotropic finish. This is turn would reduce the parts metal to metal friction, reducing excessive heat buildup and increasing the part’s overall life.


The total process took less than two and a half hours to achieve the results beyond the client’s expectations. The below chart shows the before and after process, surface readings.

PartPinion Ra PriorPinion Ra PostRing Ra PriorRing Ra Post

This is only one of many case studies that have definitively proven the success of Rotofinish’s Quick Cut II accelerant. With the proof in the results, CRW Finishing is proud to offer this innovative solution as another tool your success in mass finishing!

Contact us today to learn more.