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 ExpertPublished: 1/1/2008
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 ExpertPublished: 7/1/2007
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.
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You recommended part on part deburring for one of our parts, and I am looking for more opportunities to use this method. Here are some questions I have: Do I always have to use abrasive compound? What are the largest parts you can do this way? Can p... Ask an ExpertPublished: 7/1/2006
In the July, 2005 issue, you answered my question: How long can I run my straight through vibrator without adding media, the purpose being to then empty the machine and start over with all new media. Ask an ExpertPublished: 7/1/2006
Our finishing department has three vibrators and a tumbling barrel. We are planning to add a centrifugal disc machine. Will the media and compound we have been using work okay in the centrifugal disc process? Ask an ExpertPublished: 4/1/2006