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Aluminum Burnishing/Brightening
How can we eliminate damage to aluminum parts finished in a vibratory machine with steel ball-cone media?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/2/2014
Adjustments for Bowl Vibratory Machines
How do we adjust our self-unload bowl vibratory machines to increase their energy and get them to unload faster?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/26/2014
High-Energy Mass Finishing
A centrifugal-disc machine will run large quantities of smaller and tougher parts, give them a low-Ra finish in a relatively short cycle time, and automatically unload the parts and separate them from the media.
Ask an Expert Published: 3/19/2014
Chemical Accelerator Mass Finishing
Can you recommend a vibratory or mass finishing process for smoothing grinding lines on hardened steel gears?
Ask an Expert Published: 12/24/2013
Pre-Plate Finishing
We chrome plate a small aluminum fitting, first using a vibratory process on the part to produce a competitive, refined, pre-plate finish. This often creates small part dings and surface orange peel that only show up after plating. What causes the s...
Ask an Expert Published: 9/30/2013
High-Energy Mass Finishing
We produce two parts that cannot be deburred in our bowl vibratory machine. Is there another finishing system that would deburr these parts?
Ask an Expert Published: 9/26/2013
Vibratory Residue Problems
How can we remove the white residue left on parts after vibratory finishing without an expensive, additional cleaning/drying operation after finishing?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2013
Pre-Anodize Vibratory Finishing
What vibratory media would provide a good visual finish on clear and black anodized aluminum parts?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2013
Media Lodging
Ceramic media chips and small media are lodging in the parts during our vibratory process. How can we prevent or eliminate these problems?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/25/2013
Finishing Aluminum Parts
We are machining a 6-inch, complex-shaped, 6061 aluminum part. We need to further improve the surface finish from the machined 32 Ra to 12 Ra, maintaining a uniform, pleasant finish. What finish system should we consider?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/19/2013

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