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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
REFRACTOMETERS REVISITED
I was very interested in your article about refractometers, but I wonder if you are a little out-of-date?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2008

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