Sweco Finishing Mills Provide 3D Motion
Vibro-energy finishing mills have compressive scrubbing action that cleans, deburrs, rounds sharp corners and smooths out surface impressions.
Sweco will showcase its Vibro-Energy finishing mills, which are round-bowl vibratory finishing machines driven by a direct-drive motor that the company says uses less energy per cubic foot of capacity and are less prone to drive failures. According to the company, the vibratory motion subjects parts and media to a consistent, high-frequency tilting movement as they travel in a helical/orbital path around the chamber. The resulting compressive scrubbing action cleans and also removes burrs, rounds sharp corners and smooths out surface impressions.
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 technology.
An unclear definition has led to an industry standard for classifying burrs.
When choosing vibratory media, understand the size, shape, starting roughness condition and metallurgical structure of the part.