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Published: 7/1/2015

Raising the Bar on Polishing
Glastender builds bar equipment faster thanks to AM Machinery, Autopulit.

Published: 1/1/2015

Isotropic Mass Finishing for Surface Integrity and Part Performance
Barrel, vibratory, centrifugal and spindle finish can improve part performance and service life.

Published: 12/1/2014

Abrasive Control Factors for Mass Finishing Systems
Gravity and weight are the most important elements affecting speed and time.

Published: 6/17/2014

What’s in a Burr?
An unclear definition has led to an industry standard for classifying burrs.

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: 3/1/2013

Taking the (Oxide) Edge Off
Metal fabricators that laser-cut with oxygen take steps to prepare parts better for powder coating.

Published: 3/1/2013

It Starts at the Finish
How the final surface finish governs coating prep

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...