How can you produce high-quality edge and surface finishes on large lots of manufactured or machined parts uniformly and economically?

How can you produce high-quality edge and surface finishes on large lots of manufactured or machined parts uniformly and economically?

Photo above:  Isotropic Micro-Finishing of Automotive components. (Photo: Mark Riley, BV Products) Mass Finishing Processes and Mechanical Surface Preparation For … Continue reading How can you produce high-quality edge and surface finishes on large lots of manufactured or machined parts uniformly and economically?

Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing Operations on Precision Parts [video]

Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing Operations on Precision Parts [video]

High-speed automated isotropic finishing and polishing for improved performance of precision parts Continue reading Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing Operations on Precision Parts [video]

Developments in Mass Finishing Technology

Developments in Mass Finishing Technology

Mass Finishing is a term used to describe a group of industrial processes by which large lots of manufactured parts can be processed in bulk economically to achieve a variety of surface effects. These economical processes, in contrast with hand deburring methods, develop these effects with a high degree of part-to-part and lot-to-lot uniformity and consistency. These effects might include edge break, edge contour, surface smoothing and improvement, tool mark blending, burnishing, polishing, super-finishing and micro finishing. Continue reading Developments in Mass Finishing Technology

SME CONNECTIONS.  SME Member Introduction: Share Your Story (Sample)

SME CONNECTIONS. SME Member Introduction: Share Your Story (Sample)

SME Member: Share Your Story (Sample)

NOTE: Similar introductory summaries of SME members from across the country can be seen on the SME member forum at: http://connect.sme.org/home

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Isotropic Mass Finishing for Surface Integrity and Part Performance : Products Finishing

Isotropic Mass Finishing for Surface Integrity and Part Performance : Products Finishing

Moreover, the increased complexity and precision requirements of mechanical products have reinforced the need for accurately producing and controlling the edge and surface finish of manufactured parts. Variations in the surface texture can influence a variety of performance characteristics. The surface finish can affect the ability of the part to resist wear and fatigue; to assist or destroy effective lubrication; to increase or decrease friction and/or abrasion with cooperating parts; and to resist corrosion. Continue reading Isotropic Mass Finishing for Surface Integrity and Part Performance : Products Finishing

Mass Finishing Applications

Mass Finishing Applications

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 in mass finishing than just simple deburring. These applications say as much about the ingenuity of the people who developed them as it does about the versatility of the various processes involved.
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“Compiled Problems in the Aerospace and Other Industries Caused by Burrs and Sharp Edges.”

“Compiled Problems in the Aerospace and Other Industries Caused by Burrs and Sharp Edges.”

(Above:  Photo credit:  Extrude Hone Corporation) For more information or sample processing of parts contact:  Dave Davidson | SME Tech … Continue reading “Compiled Problems in the Aerospace and Other Industries Caused by Burrs and Sharp Edges.”