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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
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I was very interested in your article about refractometers, but I wonder if you are a little out-of-date?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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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