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Published: 12/1/2014

Abrasive Control Factors for Mass Finishing Systems
Gravity and weight are the most important elements affecting speed and time.

Published: 6/17/2014

What’s in a Burr?
An unclear definition has led to an industry standard for classifying burrs.

Published: 6/1/2014

Advancements in Non-Woven Abrasives
Abrasive technology is streamlined for metal fabrication applications.

Published: 3/1/2014

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.

Published: 10/17/2013

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.

Published: 6/1/2013

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

Published: 3/1/2013

Taking the (Oxide) Edge Off
Metal fabricators that laser-cut with oxygen take steps to prepare parts better for powder coating.

Published: 3/1/2013

It Starts at the Finish
How the final surface finish governs coating prep

Published: 2/1/2013

Microabrasive Precision Shot Peening
Precision shot peening brings an entirely new concept to the field of microabrasive blasting, and it is complementary to its larger cousin. Using glass bead media, several companies have been shot peening for years with microabrasive blasting techno...

Published: 1/1/2013

In Mechanical Finishing, All That Glistens Is … Or Is It?
Surface finish types for commercially supplied stainless steel sheet are detailed in various standards. ASTM A480-12 and EN10088-2 are two; BS 1449-2 (1983) is still available, although no longer active. These standards are very similar in that they...