Next Generation Finishing Technology for Gears and Other Cooperating Parts

Next Generation Finishing Technology for Gears and Other Cooperating Parts

Vibratory finishing, centrifugal barrel finishing, and turbo-abrasive machining are the three top techniques for finishing gears, improving performance and extending service life. Continue reading Next Generation Finishing Technology for Gears and Other Cooperating Parts

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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

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

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?

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

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