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Turbo-Charged Abrasive Machining Offers Uniformity, Consistency
Method can deburr, produce edge contour effects rapidly
Article Published: 6/1/2012
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.
Article Published: 1/1/2012
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—...
Article Published: 10/1/2011
Increasing Vibratory Efficiency by Optimizing the Choice of Media Shape Relative to Part Geometry
When choosing vibratory media, understand the size, shape, starting roughness condition and metallurgical structure of the part.
Article Published: 7/13/2011
Making the Grade With Mechanical Media
Understanding media grades is important to good mechanical finishes.
Article Published: 7/1/2011
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...
Article Published: 3/1/2011
Mass Finishing: What is it All About?
The choices in equipment, media and compounds for your applications.
Article Published: 2/21/2011
Buffing and Polishing— Looking to the Future
Advances in equipment, automation and consumables can help you compete.
Article Published: 2/18/2011
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...
Article Published: 12/1/2010
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...
Article Published: 12/1/2010

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