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Arguments for Outsourcing
What are some good reasons to outsource surface finishing operations?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2014
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
Minimizing Frequency of OSHA Inspections
A safety program goes a long way to reduce accidents, worker complaints and violations, and to comply with OSHA regulations—all of which should lead to a reduced need for OSHA to inspect your facility.
Ask an Expert Published: 3/27/2014
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
Take Employee Complaints Seriously
When complaints are ignored by the employer, the worker often complains to EPA or OSHA, or, worse, an accident occurs.
Ask an Expert Published: 3/20/2014
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
Stainless Steel Deburring
What is a #8 stainless finish, and can we use vibratory methods for our requirements?
Ask an Expert Published: 12/31/2013
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

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