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Aluminum Burnishing/Brightening
How can we eliminate damage to aluminum parts finished in a vibratory machine with steel ball-cone media?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/2/2014
Pre-Anodize Vibratory Finishing
What vibratory media would provide a good visual finish on clear and black anodized aluminum parts?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2013
Media Lodging
Ceramic media chips and small media are lodging in the parts during our vibratory process. How can we prevent or eliminate these problems?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/25/2013
Thin Parts Stick Together
The process is acceptable, but the problem is that the parts stack together in the vibrator, and about 15 percent of them have to be reprocessed.
Ask an Expert Published: 9/22/2011
Reducing Surface Finishing Costs
We are spending too much on such things as deburring and cleaning of parts after machining or grinding. My assignment is to take a fresh look at our mass finishing operations and come up with a cost saving plan.
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Cylinders Take a Tumble
In your April column, you strongly recommended against cylinder media. Yet, in the same and other publications, many other articles on media selection refer to the popularity of cylinders, and they often recommend them for hole deburring and general...
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2010
Tips for Green Mass Finishing
In your area, mass finishing, can you give me some guidelines to reduce the use of non-renewable resources?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2010
Wear Rate
How fast will ceramic media wear in a vibratory finishing machine?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2009
Intricate Finishing
What process(es) would you recommend to get intricate detail like lettering and emblems to a smooth, clean, bright finish?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2009
Media Selection
Your frequent reference to the tri-cyl shape as being one of the most universal has been true for many jobs, but this is apparently an exception.
Ask an Expert Published: 4/1/2009

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