Q. Ceramic media chips and small media are lodging in the parts during our vibratory process. How can we prevent or eliminate these problems? J.F.
A. Ceramic media chips and small media lodging are two separate problems. Your overall solution options include: 1. Selecting a non-chipping ceramic media; 2. Media classification (removal of chips and small media from the media mass).
Selecting a non-chipping ceramic media starts by identifying the main causes of chipping, which can include media shape, media formulation, and parts that are large and heavy.
Media shapes with sharp, protruding edges or points (angle-cut tri-stars, tri-angles and cylinders, left to right, below) are prone to chipping.