Exploring the: Polishing/Buffing/Deburring Zone
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Turbo-Charged Abrasive Machining Offers Uniformity, Consistency
Method can deburr, produce edge contour effects rapidly
Buffing & Polishing: The Need for Speed
The correct peripheral speed is an important consideration in getting the right results from your buffing operation. A buff that is turning too fast or too slow may result in damage to the buff or to the workpiece.
Drag Finishing of Delicate Parts
For complex parts with high surface finish specs, production deburring and surface prep can be done using the drag finishing process whereby the parts to be deburred and finished are mechanically dragged through the media while attached to fixtures—...
Be All You Can Be
For fabricators, the finishing line is just the beginning of a new era in today's market. The days of simply cutting, bending and welding metal components into assemblies and delivering them to a customer in two to three weeks just don't exist anymo...
Better Peening Shouldn’t Be a Shot in the Dark
Almost any pilot will tell you that when it comes to airplane parts like wings or engine blades, failure is unacceptable. That’s why more aerospace companies have sought to reduce the possibility of metal fatigue in such critical parts, and why some...
Improving Aerospace Engines with Advanced Materials
Advanced ceramics and high performance superalloys are playing an important role in improving aerospace engines as aerospace manufacturers look for high-temperature materials that increase performance, improve fuel efficiency and satisfy safety stan...
Polishing Stainless Steel Screws Revisited
To the readers: In my June 2001 column I answered a question regarding options to polish stainless steel screws.
Centrifugal Disc Finishing
Ten questions you should be able to answer...
Fundamentals of Mass Finishing
There are many facets to mass finishing one must consider: part size and shape, media type, compound and equipment...