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It Starts at the Finish
How the final surface finish governs coating prep
Article Published: 3/1/2013
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...
Article Published: 2/1/2013
Grinding Out a Polished Finish
Enerquip installed a special two-head OD polisher built by Grinding and Polishing Machinery of Indianapolis, Ind., a specialist in designing and building industrial grinding and polishing machinery. It uses the stainless pipes for the sanitary-grade...
Article Published: 12/1/2012
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

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