Mechanical Finishing

Mechanical Finishing

The Mechanical Finishing Zone (also known as Mass Finishing) is a research hot spot for everything you need to know about the processes of edge breaking or surface conditioning of unfixtured workpieces. Read articles and find suppliers of media, buffing, polishing and abrasive blasting at this site-within-a-site. Check out our feature stories, tips from industry experts, and the latest in innovations from world-class suppliers.  

Apple Launches iPhone 7 with New "Rotational 3D Polishing"

Watch Apple chief design officer Jony Ive's video at the event that highlights a new anodized finish demonstrating a polishing called "rotational 3D polishing."

Gardner Business Index: March 2017 — 55.5

Industries across the board demonstrate strong growth.
Experts

How to Produce a Visual Blasted Finish

Q. Can you recommend a process that can give a visual blasted finish?
Experts

Automated Abrasive Finishing for High-Volume Production

Q. We have a high-volume small stainless ½" × 1" part with a heavy external burr. How can we deburr and automate this part?
Featured Video

Benchmarking a Plating Operation to No. 1

Indiana’s Electro-Spec uses Top Shops data to improve efficiencies.
INNOVATIONS

Stainless Steel Grit Now Available from Transmet Corp.

Transmet Corp. expands its product line of shot blasting materials to include stainless steel grit.

Guyson Completes Custom Grab Bar Peening Machine

Guyson completed a custom grab bar peening machine for the commercial restroom industry equipped with a 100" linear actuator with encoder to blast parts up to 105". The part enters the cabinet and is rotated at high velocity while four pressure nozzles blast the part to create a selective etch.