37 things you can do with Mass Media Finishing (Centrifugal Barrel or Vibratory Finishing) Equipment

The applications list shown below was compiled by a major OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) of finishing equipment. As you can see by examining some of the commercial applications listed, a lot more goes on here than just simple deburring. These applications say as much about the ingenuity of the people who developed them as it […]

CHANGE OF SURFACE STRESS (tensile vs. compressive)

Excerpted from SME Technical Paper MR79-569 by J. Bernard Hignett [ed. note: Harperizer and Harperized are trade names that refer to a specific OEM's brand of centrifugal barrel finishing equipment] Metal fatigue is the most common cause of fracture in metal components. It is usually caused by numerous repeated applications of low stress—stress much lower […]


David A. Davidson – Deburring/Surface Finishing Specialist

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Professional Background -
PUBLICATIONS: Technical Articles published by: 
    Metal Finishing,
    Metal Finishing Guidebook and  Directory 
    Products Finishing,
    Final Finishing Technology
    Finisher’s Management
    Plastics Engineering
    The Finishing Line
    The Fabricator
    Abrasives Magazine
    The Shot Peener
    Gear Solutions
    Clean Tech   
     Cutting Tool Engineering

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Senior Member, [Burr, Edge and Surface Technology Division], Dearborn, MI. 1983-1993

Society of Manufacturing Engineers
, CHAIR: Deburring, Edge-Finish, Surface Conditioning Tech Group- 2005
2007 Chair:  Spokane WA Chapter 248;
2010 C0-Chair  Machining/Metal Removal Technical Community

Mass Finishing Job Shops Association
, Kalamazoo, MI., Vice Chairman; 1990, Chairman  1991, Executive Director  1993-1995;

Deburring and Surface Conditioning
, SME biannual conference and exhibits, Technical paper author and presenter, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2004

Technical Papers; White papers by:
  Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  Society of Plastics Engineers
  Association of Electro-platers and Surface Finishers
   Manufacturing Jewelers and Silversmiths Association
   Association for Finishing Processes
   Consortium on Deburring and Edge Finishing


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