Surface Treatments

Surface Treatments:
Micro Polishing

Polishing the surface of gears, internal engine parts and many other components helps them perform longer and better. It removes the jagged edges that can be easily worn off and drop debris into the oil. It lowers the coefficient of friction between the two sliding surfaces. This in turn can lower the oil temperature in transmissions, gearboxes, and engines. The lower oil temperature allows the oil to retain its lubricating and cooling functions.

REM Finishing:

When it comes to REM finishing IHC has partnered with GearFX.  GearFX has the same beliefs as far as Quality, Delivery, and Service which make them the perfect and trusted partner.

The REM’S ISF® Process is a cost-effective alternative to an engineered machined surface in many applications where surface finish, increased wear, and friction reduction are important considerations. The REM’S ISF Process is an isotropic surface finishing process that produces a non-linear, low Ra finish that improves wear properties and reduces friction. It is a chemical mechanical process that sequentially removes the “peaks” of a ground, cut or honed finish while leaving the “valleys” unaffected. The end result is a dramatically improved surface finish with little dimensional change of the part.



  • Machine Tool: Gears, bearings, shafts, bushings, spindles, and slides.
  • Screw-machine and cold-headed parts: Any parts where a low Ra finish is required on a mass-produced basis.
  • Automotive, Racing, and Marine: Gears, shafts, valve springs, crankshafts, camshafts, and rocker arms


  • A cost-effective alternative to conventional machining and grinding processes.
  • Low Ra surfaces can be achieved on a mass-produced basis.
  • Significantly reduces surface friction properties.
  • Reduces wear on metal-to-metal contact surfaces.
  • Reduces lubricant temperatures.
  • Reduces vibration and noise.
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IHC's Complete Line of Surface Treatments

Free up lost Horsepower due to less friction and drag!


  • Motorsports
  • Motocross
  • Aerospace
  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Oil and Gas
  • Industrial
  • Diesel
  • Marine
  • Medical

Common Metals for REM Finishing

  • Carbon Steels
  • Stainless Steels
  • Titanium
  • Aluminum Alloys
  • Nickel-based Alloys
  • Other Exotic Alloys