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How to Produce a Visual Blasted Finish
Q. Can you recommend a process that can give a visual blasted finish?
Automated Abrasive Finishing for High-Volume Production
Q. We have a high-volume small stainless ½" × 1" part with a heavy external burr. How can we deburr and automate this part?
Mechanical Finishing Clinic: Blasting Media That Reduce or Eliminate Ferrous Surface Contamination
Q. We are blasting our stainless parts in a blast cabinet with a finer steel shot. We are concerned about ferrous contamination but need the impact the steel media produces for our parts. What media do you recommend?
Mechanical Finishing Clinic: Recoverable Blasting Media
Q. We blast with a No. 9 glass bead media in our blast cabinets, but are interested in what our hourly media cost would be and how cost compares to other medias?
Mechanical Finishing Clinic: Pressure Blasting for Heavy Mill Scale Removal
Q. We are blasting heavy mill scales off of medium-sized parts in our suction blast cabinet with 80-grit aluminum oxide. We want to continue to blast by hand in a cabinet but would like to be more efficient. Can you suggest a quicker process?
Mechanical Finishing Clinic: Steel, Stainless Burnishings for Edge Dulling
Q. We have a precision 5 x 6-inch stainless machined part with various small holes. We need to dull the many edges and brighten the part. We’ve tried vibratory mass finishing, but the medias wear down and lodge into the holes. What finishing system ...
What’s New in the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 passed with overwhelming support and the Act is now effective, impacting how a company can protect its assets. Below is a recap of what is new and what every company should be looking to do in light of thi...
Visual Finishing Options In Mechanical Finishing
There are only three visual finishes (with variances of each) with mechanical finishing when visual effects are important: bright-reflective, satin-matte and directional or non-directional lines.
Mechanical Finishing Q&A: Mechanical Finishing with Bowl Vibratory Machine
We have heard a lot about other types of vibratory and high energy systems. What is your recommendation for the best machine?
Mechanical Finishing Q&A: Blast Finishing for Brightness
What media is recommended for a brighter finish?