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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
New Vibratory Finishing Compound Wearing Down Too Fast
What component of the compound causes this accelerated media wear and could it also harm machine parts such as the urethane liner?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2006
Like New...Only Better?
I have some concern about using this media. Will it debur as well as my angle cut triangles? Will it have shorter life since it is smaller? Can I mix these two media? Should I have any other concerns?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2006

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