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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
Selecting a Vibratory Finisher
Can you recommend selection criteria for buying vibratory finishing machines?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/10/2011
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
Vibratory Parts Washer
A new manufacturing engineer with our firm suggested that we look into a vibratory/washing operation, perhaps even replacing the deburring machine. Can you comment on this?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2010
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
Shopping for a Centrifuge
We’re shopping for a centrifuge for processing our vibratory finishing solution with the intention of reusing it.
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2009
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
Stench!
When our mass finishing equipment is started after being shut down a week or more, an extreme stench emanates from the entire system.
Ask an Expert Published: 4/1/2009
Cost-Effective Internal Deburring
Some of the internal deburring processes will work under one set of conditions but not another, and most processes either involve a substantial capital investment or very high costs by outside contractors. We often use brushing, either by hand or se...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2009
VENDORS CUTTING CORNERS?
We have encountered corrosion problems over the past few months and have examined every procedure to try and fix the problem. What have we overlooked?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2008

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