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Visual Finishing Options In Mechanical Finishing

There are only three visual finishes (with variances of each) with mechanical finishing when visual effects are important: bright-reflective, satin-matte and directional or non-directional lines.

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2016

Legal Q&A: Changing Compliance Expectations

How should companies respond to the government’s increased emphasis on compliance?

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2016

Mechanical Finishing Q&A: Mechanical Finishing with Bowl Vibratory Machine

We have heard a lot about other types of vibratory and high energy systems. What is your recommendation for the best machine?

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2016

Mechanical Finishing Q&A: Blast Finishing for Brightness

What media is recommended for a brighter finish?

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2016

Mechanical Finishing Q&A: Multiple Grain Abrasives for Long Life and Consistent Finishing

The excessive belt wear creates uneven finishes and productivity loss because of constant abrasive belt changes. What solution do you recommend?

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2016

Mechanical Finishing Q&A: Eliminating Large Machined Aluminum Part Damage in a Large Vibratory Tub

How can we eliminate our part damage with small, medium-cut, ceramic triangular media?

Ask an Expert Published: February 01, 2016

Mechanical Finishing Q&A: Blasting Steel Parts to Clean and Profile for Coating Adhesion Specifications

How do we achieve these coating adhesion specifications and automate our process?

Ask an Expert Published: February 01, 2016

Mechanical Finishing Q&A: Stream Finishing to Deburr Parts While Keeping Edges Sharp

What is a consistent finishing process that you would recommend?

Ask an Expert Published: February 01, 2016

Mass Finishing Q&A: Steel Mold Cleaning

What process will clean steel molds?

Ask an Expert Published: November 01, 2015

Mass Finishing Q&A: Robotic or Dedicated Deburring Machine

Which deburring machine do you recommend?

Ask an Expert Published: November 01, 2015

Legal Q&A: Avoiding Added Expenses

How to avoid added expenses from increasing salary.

Ask an Expert Published: October 01, 2015

Legal Q&A: How the Department of Labor Plans on Making More Employees Eligible for Overtime Premium Pay

How would this impact our company?

Ask an Expert Published: October 01, 2015

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