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Published: 6/1/2014

Advancements in Non-Woven Abrasives
Abrasive technology is streamlined for metal fabrication applications.

Published: 3/1/2014

Loading Vibratory Finishing Bowls for Optimal Quality
Foremost in the understanding of vibratory bowl loading efficiency is a basic understanding of theoretical versus actual working capacity of the machine.

Published: 6/1/2013

Breaking Old Mechanical Finishing Habits
Changing the process earns one finisher a $2+ million annual contract, therefore when we look at mechanical finishing, the first and most important items that should be considered are the shape and type of part

Published: 2/1/2013

Microabrasive Precision Shot Peening
Precision shot peening brings an entirely new concept to the field of microabrasive blasting, and it is complementary to its larger cousin. Using glass bead media, several companies have been shot peening for years with microabrasive blasting techno...

Published: 1/1/2013

In Mechanical Finishing, All That Glistens Is … Or Is It?
Surface finish types for commercially supplied stainless steel sheet are detailed in various standards. ASTM A480-12 and EN10088-2 are two; BS 1449-2 (1983) is still available, although no longer active. These standards are very similar in that they...

Published: 12/1/2012

Grinding Out a Polished Finish
Enerquip installed a special two-head OD polisher built by Grinding and Polishing Machinery of Indianapolis, Ind., a specialist in designing and building industrial grinding and polishing machinery. It uses the stainless pipes for the sanitary-grade...

Published: 6/1/2012

Turbo-Charged Abrasive Machining Offers Uniformity, Consistency
Method can deburr, produce edge contour effects rapidly

Published: 1/1/2012

Buffing & Polishing: The Need for Speed
The correct peripheral speed is an important consideration in getting the right results from your buffing operation. A buff that is turning too fast or too slow may result in damage to the buff or to the workpiece.

Published: 10/1/2011

Drag Finishing of Delicate Parts
For complex parts with high surface finish specs, production deburring and surface prep can be done using the drag finishing process whereby the parts to be deburred and finished are mechanically dragged through the media while attached to fixtures—...

Published: 12/1/2010

Better Peening Shouldn’t Be a Shot in the Dark
Almost any pilot will tell you that when it comes to airplane parts like wings or engine blades, failure is unacceptable. That’s why more aerospace companies have sought to reduce the possibility of metal fatigue in such critical parts, and why some...