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Lubricious Compounds
In a ceramic media deburring operation, what effect does compound lubricity have on deburring rate?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/3/2013
Applications for Plastic Media
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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
Stench!
When our mass finishing equipment is started after being shut down a week or more, an extreme stench emanates from the entire system. How can we control this problem?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/25/2012
Thin Parts Stick Together
The process is acceptable, but the problem is that the parts stack together in the vibrator, and about 15 percent of them have to be reprocessed.
Ask an Expert Published: 9/22/2011
Internal Burrs Quadruple Finish Time
I have a deburring problem on the inside of a steel ring.
Ask an Expert Published: 9/22/2011
Improving Appearance of Aluminum
Can mass finishing provide a nice looking, shiny part at a reasonable cost?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Monitoring Compound Concentration
How can we continuously monitor our mass finishing fluid?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011

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