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

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

Photo credit:  Jack Clark, Surface Analytics LLC, jclark@surfaceanalytics.com and SME (formerly Society of Manufacturing Engineers)  To see the original full size … Continue reading Surface Finishing AM or 3D Metal Printed Parts with Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing

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

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

“Compiled Problems Caused by Burrs and Sharp Edges.”  [AEROSPACE INDUSTRY]

“Compiled Problems Caused by Burrs and Sharp Edges.” [AEROSPACE INDUSTRY]

Feature Photo: Burrs are more than an industrial nuisance.  They can be the source of significant problems when not properly … Continue reading “Compiled Problems Caused by Burrs and Sharp Edges.” [AEROSPACE INDUSTRY]

Micro-Finishing and Surface Textures

Micro-Finishing and Surface Textures

Photo above: Isotropic Micro-Finishing of High-Performance Automotive Parts, Photo Credit:  Mark Riley, BV Products CONTACT: David A. Davidson Deburring/Surface Finishing … Continue reading Micro-Finishing and Surface Textures

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