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.  

Mastering Sanitary Stainless Steel Finishes

Here’s a primer on the types of finishes required for equipment used in sanitary applications.

Calculating Applied Media Force During Vibratory Finishing

Establishing optimum operational characteristics for finishing a specific part.

Experts

How to Eliminate White Chalky Substance from Vibratory Finished Parts

Q. We are getting a white chalky substance left on our aluminum parts after vibratory finishing and it affects the coating adhesion. How do we eliminate this problem?
Experts

Polishing vs. Buffing: What's the Difference?

Q. We’re confused about the term “polishing.” Is this the same as buffing?
Featured Video

Benchmarking a Plating Operation to No. 1

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

Blast Wheels Designed for Longer Wear in Heavy-Duty Applications

Evolved from its EZEFit blast wheels, Wheelabrator’s EZX wheels features thicker, redesigned blades for easy assembly and longer wear life in heavy-duty foundry applications.


Blisk Finishing System Cuts Processing Time

Walther Trowal’s CM rotary vibrator finishing system eliminates manual operations and is said to cut the processing times for finishing blisks for airplane and land-based turbines from several days to a few hours.