TurboFinish technology produces isotropic surfaces on rotating parts that can make them less susceptible to problems associated with crack propagation. The elimination of stress risers and the generation of round edges are used to help extend component life. Rotating parts can especially benefit from the TAM process (turbo-abrasive machining). The Turbo-Finish process imparts beneficial compressive residual stress. As critical features of the part are processed simultaneously, it can produce a stress equilibrium throughout the entire part.
Another signature feature includes producing peening like metal surface improvement effects, while simultaneously developing isotropic surfaces and deburring and edge-contouring sharp edged features. This combination of surface effects is said to extend part life on components by mitigating crack propagation and blending the positively skewed surface profiles that result from conventional grinding or machining.
According to the company, this technology is able to develop surface finishes in a low temperature operation with no phase or structural changes in the surface layer of the metal. The result is a more random pattern of surface tracks than the linear abrasive methods, such as wheel grinding or belt grinding. The non-linear finish pattern that results is said to enhance the surface to make it much more receptive as a bonding substrate for coating and plating.
Turbo-Finish operations are completely dry and quickly produce surface effects in single-part operations, while conserving resources.
Turbo-Finish is a leading developer and supplier of advanced dry finishing technology, for deburring, polishing, surface finishing, and edge conditioning. Turbo-Finish is also a major provider of engineered finishing solutions for surface finish applications in the automotive, aerospace, and industrial component manufacturing industries worldwide.
For more information, visit turbofinish.com.
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