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

Contract Finishing and Free Sample Part Processing for Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing and Polishing

Contract Finishing and Free Sample Part Processing for Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing and Polishing

If you have parts that need edge or surface finishing and would like to have FREE sample part processing and a quotation developed for finishing the parts please contact Dave Davidson at dryfinish@gmail.com Continue reading Contract Finishing and Free Sample Part Processing for Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing and Polishing

Super-Finishing High Performance Automotive Components [Connecting Rods] with Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing

Super-Finishing High Performance Automotive Components [Connecting Rods] with Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing

In a matter of minutes this deburr tool can clean up metal, acrylic or rubber parts are finished in what could take hours or even days by hand. The finish achieved by these machines is isotropic, meaning parts are polished uniformly and evenly, something that cannot be achieved by hand. Variable speed control allow these tumbling machines to achieve whatever finish the operator desires, from a simple polish at low speed, to full scale deburring and edge radiusing. Continue reading Super-Finishing High Performance Automotive Components [Connecting Rods] with Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing

Understanding Surface Finishing’s Role in Part Performance and Service Life Improvement

Understanding Surface Finishing’s Role in Part Performance and Service Life Improvement

by Dave Davidson, SME Machining/Material Removal Tech Community, dryfinish@gmail.com  | 509.230.6821 and Jack Clark, Surface Analytics LLC,  jclark@surfaceanalytics.com The SEM photos … Continue reading Understanding Surface Finishing’s Role in Part Performance and Service Life Improvement

Dry super-finishing processes and cutting tool edge improvement

Dry super-finishing processes and cutting tool edge improvement

For many decades there has been an awareness of cutting tool edge condition and tool surface finish and the effect it has on piece part quality and tool life. There have been many independent studies, tests, and implementations of edge conditioning methods to create extended life in turning, drilling, and milling cutter tooling – some published but most kept “secret” as a manufacturing advantage. Continue reading Dry super-finishing processes and cutting tool edge improvement