Surface Finishing AM or 3D Metal Printed Parts with Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing

Surface Finishing AM or 3D Metal Printed Parts with Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing

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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?

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Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing for Firearm Manufacturers

Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing for Firearm Manufacturers

Since the discovery of gunpowder, people have been designing and building all makes and models of firearms. What started out as a simple means of igniting the powder to propel the projectile through the barrel has evolved into a set of high precision set of manufactured firearm components. The improved fit and finish has allowed for the increased reliability and performance of today’s precision firearm components and overall finished product. Continue reading Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing for Firearm Manufacturers

CASE STUDY: Meeting the Lean Deburring and Finishing Challenge at MacKay Manufacturing with Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing

CASE STUDY: Meeting the Lean Deburring and Finishing Challenge at MacKay Manufacturing with Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing

This case study is made up of a series of video interviews that cover three areas of the company’s operations. … Continue reading CASE STUDY: Meeting the Lean Deburring and Finishing Challenge at MacKay Manufacturing with Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing

Vibratory Isotropic Finishing and Micro-Finishing

Vibratory Isotropic Finishing and Micro-Finishing

Mass media finishing processes have gained widespread acceptance in many industries primarily as a technology for reducing the costs of producing edge and surface finishes on manufactured components. This is particularly true when manual deburring and finishing procedures can be minimized or eliminated. Continue reading Vibratory Isotropic Finishing and Micro-Finishing

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