SME Webinar Slide Deck – Isotropic Finishing for Surface Integrity and Part Performance

SME Webinar Slide Deck – Isotropic Finishing for Surface Integrity and Part Performance

Slides are also shown in the gallery below, in order to enlarge a particular slide, click on the image.   … Continue reading SME Webinar Slide Deck – Isotropic Finishing for Surface Integrity and Part Performance

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

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

Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing has been shown to be useful in reducing the rough surfaces common to 3D printed parts.  Below is an example of surface finishes that can be achieved with the method.  The slides provide profilomic and areal data tabulated by Jack Clark, President of Surface Analytics.  This work was performed by Jack for a study being made by SME’s Machining/Material Removal Technical Community.  The slides show surface readings from a part pictured above as printed, and then following centrifugal isotropic finishing.  The measurements were made in both 2D and 3D.  To summarize, in this test, surface roughness was reduced from 356.24µin Ra. to 12.06µin Ra. Continue reading Surface Finishing AM or 3D Metal Printed Parts with Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing

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?

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

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

Isotropic Mass Finishing for Surface Integrity and Part Performance

Isotropic Mass Finishing for Surface Integrity and Part Performance

Feature photo above: Isotropic Micro-Finishing of Gears by Mark Riley, BV Products by Jack Clark | Surface Analytics LLC | … Continue reading Isotropic Mass Finishing for Surface Integrity and Part Performance

“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.”