Exploring the: Polishing/Buffing/Deburring Zone
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What’s in a Burr?
An unclear definition has led to an industry standard for classifying burrs.
Advancements in Non-Woven Abrasives
Abrasive technology is streamlined for metal fabrication applications.
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.
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.
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
Taking the (Oxide) Edge Off
Metal fabricators that laser-cut with oxygen take steps to prepare parts better for powder coating.
It Starts at the Finish
How the final surface finish governs coating prep
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...
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 ASTM A480-12 and EN10088-2 are two; BS 1449-2 (1983) is still available, although no longer active.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...
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...