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

Advertisements
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

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

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

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

Vibratory Cleaning of Turbo-Chargers for Remanufacturing [Video]

Vibratory Cleaning of Turbo-Chargers for Remanufacturing [Video]

Vibratory Cleaning of Turbo-Chargers for Remanufacturing [Video] Contact:  Dave Davidson | dryfinish@gmail.com |509.230.6821 Other Vibratory finishing processes: There are a number … Continue reading Vibratory Cleaning of Turbo-Chargers for Remanufacturing [Video]