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Thin Parts Stick Together
The process is acceptable, but the problem is that the parts stack together in the vibrator, and about 15 percent of them have to be reprocessed.
Ask an Expert Published: 9/22/2011
Internal Burrs Quadruple Finish Time
I have a deburring problem on the inside of a steel ring.
Ask an Expert Published: 9/22/2011
Improving Appearance of Aluminum
Can mass finishing provide a nice looking, shiny part at a reasonable cost?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Reducing Surface Finishing Costs
We are spending too much on such things as deburring and cleaning of parts after machining or grinding. My assignment is to take a fresh look at our mass finishing operations and come up with a cost saving plan.
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Cylinders Take a Tumble
In your April column, you strongly recommended against cylinder media. Yet, in the same and other publications, many other articles on media selection refer to the popularity of cylinders, and they often recommend them for hole deburring and general...
Ask an Expert Published: 7/1/2010
Tips for Green Mass Finishing
In your area, mass finishing, can you give me some guidelines to reduce the use of non-renewable resources?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2010
Vibratory Parts Washer
A new manufacturing engineer with our firm suggested that we look into a vibratory/washing operation, perhaps even replacing the deburring machine. Can you comment on this?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2010
Intricate Finishing
What process(es) would you recommend to get intricate detail like lettering and emblems to a smooth, clean, bright finish?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2009
Cost-Effective Internal Deburring
We have improved the mass finishing over the years, but we continue to be challenged by internal burrs. Some of the internal deburring processes will work under one set of conditions but not another, and most processes either involve a substantial c...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2009
How to Dry Parts After Mass Finishing
Can you suggest the best method for drying following deburring?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/1/2007

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