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.  

Finishing Solutions at FABTECH 2019

CCAI Finishing Pavilion and Education Program advance finishing operations.

How Physical Characteristics of Vibratory Bowls Affect Processing Efficiency

A look at how design characteristics affect machine performance, and which characteristics to consider when ordering a machine.

Experts

Increasing Output for Large Stainless Steel Sheet Surface Polishing

Mike Shappell from Norton Saint-Gobain shows how a manufacturer benefits from applying products and techniques to improve the bottom line.

Experts

Compounds Are Key to Mass Finishing Success

These chemical additives can help degrease, brighten, polish, protect against corrosion and provide stain resistance, and they keep the entire finishing process clean by continuously flushing out contaminants.

Featured Video

Benchmarking a Plating Operation to No. 1

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

Intelligent Calendar Assists in EHS Compliance

Environmental compliance calendar gives businesses a personalized calendar for EHS reporting.

Wheelabrator Skew Roll Machine Removes Rust, Scale

Cylindrical parts are conveyed through a blast machine on a specially designed skew roll-type material handling system.