Mass Finishing Processes Explained

Mass Finishing Processes Explained

Mass finishing is a term used to describe a group of abrasive industrial processes by which large lots of parts or components made from metal or other materials can be economically processed in bulk. This processing is performed to achieve one or several of a variety of edge and surface effects. These include deburring, descaling, surface smoothing, edge-break, radius formation, removal of surface contaminants from heat treat and other processes, pre=plate, prepaint or coating surface preparation, blending in surface irregularities from machining or fabricating operations, producing reflective surfaces with nonabrasive burnishing media, refining surfaces, and developing super-finish or micro-finish equivalent surface profiles.

All mass finishing processes utilize a loose or free abrasive material referred to as media within a container or chamber of some sort. Energy is imparted to the abrasive media mass by a variety of means to impart motion to it and to cause it to rub or wear away at part surfaces. Continue reading Mass Finishing Processes Explained

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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

Dry Mechanical Edge and Surface Finishing for Rotating Aerospace Components

Dry Mechanical Edge and Surface Finishing for Rotating Aerospace Components

Originally posted on Subtractive Manufacturing Technology Blog:
 by Dr. Michael Massarsky | Turbo-Finish Corporation | 917.518.8205 | michael@turbofinish.com and Dave Davidson | SME… Continue reading Dry Mechanical Edge and Surface Finishing for Rotating Aerospace Components

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

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

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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?

High-Speed Dry Spindle Deburring and Finishing of Complex Part Shapes

High-Speed Dry Spindle Deburring and Finishing of Complex Part Shapes

Turbo-Abrasive Machining (also referred to as Turbo-Finish) is a mechanical deburring and finishing method originally developed to automate edge finishing procedures on complex rotationally oriented and symmetrical aerospace engine components. Since its inception this method of utilizing fluidized abrasive materials has facilitated significant reductions in the amount of manual intervention required to deburr large components. Continue reading High-Speed Dry Spindle Deburring and Finishing of Complex Part Shapes

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