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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I was very interested in your article about refractometers, but I wonder if you are a little out-of-date?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
Refracto-WHAT?
I am in continuous disagreement with my vibratory finishing operator regarding the flow rate of compound solution going into our 10 ft3 bowl vibrator. Can you give me some guidelines and supporting arguments?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2008
Nicking and a Slow Production Rate
We have two problems: First, there is some nicking on the parts, and we have always wanted to reduce that effect; second, we are not satisfied with the production rate of 40 parts/hr per machine. Any suggestions?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/1/2008
All About Tubbing
Can you explain tubbing and when to use it?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/1/2008
Mass Finish that Looks like Custom
I recently viewed a custom motorcycle with highly polished stainless steel parts, including the large exhaust pieces. The owner said the parts were tumbled. I examined the parts for the telltale surface marks of mass finishing, but I could see not...
Ask an Expert Published: 4/1/2008
Show and Tell
¿Qué son compuestos pará limpiar y pulir accesorios metalicos? (What are compounds for cleaning and polishing metal parts?)
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2008
Glass Bead Blasting?
We are blasting small (1-inch diameter × 3/4-inch) zinc die castings to remove light flash and impart an isotropic finish. Our customer has seen some similar parts that were airblasted with approximately 100 mesh glass beads, and he prefers that fin...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2008
A Little Knowledge Doubles Productivity
My problem is that we are running out of machine capacity, and my orders are to keep up without investing in a new machine. What are some suggestions to get more production from this equipment—I really need at least 18 loads a day.
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2007
Time to Update Technology
Recently, a vendor suggested an abrasive compound to reduce cycle time. We tried that but cycle time is not much shorter, and the added compound cost is not justified. In addition, the abrasive compound quickly overwhelms our wastewater filter. Hav...
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2007
How to Dry Parts After Mass Finishing
Can you suggest the best method for drying following deburring?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/1/2007

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