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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
Applications for Plastic Media
Ask an Expert Published: 9/28/2012
Customer Wants Burnished Finish
A customer has asked us to provide a shiny, burnished finish to powdered metal parts.
Ask an Expert Published: 7/3/2012
Optimizing Compound Flow Rates
We operate six round vibratory finishers that range in size from 3 to 25 cu ft. Compound is fed to each machine from a central mixing system, each machine having from one to four nozzles to feed the compound. Four of the machines are hand loaded and...
Ask an Expert Published: 3/30/2012
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

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