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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.

 

PF Zone: Mechanical Finishing

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. more(+)

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Most Recent Content in this Zone:

Schaffner Manufacturing Acquires Barker Brothers
Barker Brothers is based in Ridgewood, NY, and has been in business for more than 100 years. The two companies represent more than 170 years of finishing experience.
Redesigned Cup Brush Avoids Filament Bending
Osborn introduces its redesigned, high-speed, knotted-wire cup brush.
Aluminum Oxide Depressed Center Wheels Offer Fast Cut Rate
Norton Abrasives introduces the Gemini XXL, 100 percent aluminum oxide depressed center wheels designed for fast grinding.
Aluminum Oxide, Grain Blended Fiber Discs
Norton / Saint Gobain Abrasives introduces a new line of resin fiber discs, the Norton Neon F726.
What’s in a Burr?
An unclear definition has led to an industry standard for classifying burrs.

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