Isotropic Mass Finishing Processes for Surface Integrity and Part Performance Improvement

Isotropic Mass Finishing Processes for Surface Integrity and Part Performance Improvement

[ABOVE:  Isotropic Micro-Finished Part photography by Mark Riley, BV Products] Dave Davidson is with SME Manufacturing and an advisor to … Continue reading Isotropic Mass Finishing Processes for Surface Integrity and Part Performance Improvement

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?

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

YOUR INFORMATION: (to submit your story go to: http://www.sme.org/member-story/ Continue reading SME CONNECTIONS. SME Member Introduction: Share Your Story (Sample)

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

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