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Isotropic Mass Finishing for Surface Integrity and Part Performance
Barrel, vibratory, centrifugal and spindle finish can improve part performance and service life.
Article Published: 1/1/2015
Abrasive Control Factors for Mass Finishing Systems
Gravity and weight are the most important elements affecting speed and time.
Article Published: 12/1/2014
What’s in a Burr?
An unclear definition has led to an industry standard for classifying burrs.
Article Published: 6/17/2014
Advancements in Non-Woven Abrasives
Abrasive technology is streamlined for metal fabrication applications.
Article Published: 6/1/2014
Loading Vibratory Finishing Bowls for Optimal Quality
Foremost in the understanding of vibratory bowl loading efficiency is a basic understanding of theoretical versus actual working capacity of the machine.
Article Published: 3/1/2014
How to Select the Right Flap Disc
Consider these five variables to determine what fits your application.
Article Published: 1/2/2014
A Closer Look at Electropolishing
Electropolishing is often referred to as a “reverse plating” process. Electrochemical in nature, the process uses a combination of rectified current and a blended chemical electrolyte bath to remove flaws from the surface of a metal part.
Article Published: 10/17/2013
Breaking Old Mechanical Finishing Habits
Changing the process earns one finisher a $2+ million annual contract, therefore when we look at mechanical finishing, the first and most important items that should be considered are the shape and type of part
Article Published: 6/1/2013
Taking the (Oxide) Edge Off
Metal fabricators that laser-cut with oxygen take steps to prepare parts better for powder coating.
Article Published: 3/1/2013
It Starts at the Finish
How the final surface finish governs coating prep
Article Published: 3/1/2013

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