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Nitrites and Fragrances
We are using a vibratory finishing compound that has been satisfactory for more than 20 years. Recently, a potential new vendor pointed out that it contains sodium nitrite and said we are violating the law in using it. We checked with our supplier, ...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/26/2012
Stench!
When our mass finishing equipment is started after being shut down a week or more, an extreme stench emanates from the entire system. How can we control this problem?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/25/2012
Improving Appearance of Aluminum
Can mass finishing provide a nice looking, shiny part at a reasonable cost?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Monitoring Compound Concentration
How can we continuously monitor our mass finishing fluid?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Phosphates in Wastewater
I am charged with finding the sources of phosphorus in our plant. Our main process effluents are from mass finishing and washing machines. I have not found significant phosphorus in these fluids, and yet, we are close to the limit. What am I missing...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
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

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