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

Benefits of Recycling Vibratory Finishing Effluent

Recycling vibratory wastewater can be very advantageous and cost effective, says Dean Bell of Precision Finishing, but only if done properly.

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.

Featured Video

Benchmarking a Plating Operation to No. 1

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

Norton Buffing Wheels Eliminate Need for Buffing Compound

Fixed Abrasive Buff wheels are tear resistant, waterproof and durable, providing significantly longer life than traditional cotton buffs. 

Cortec's Ecoline 3690 Part of USDA Biopreferred Program

Ecoline 3690 is USDA approved for biobased, biodegradable temporary rust prevention for outdoor protection.