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 at FABTECH 2018

CCAI’s Finishing Pavilion and Finishing Education Program shouldn’t be missed if you are looking for success in the industry.

Centrifugal Iso-finishing

This high-speed, high-intensity mass finishing method can improve part performance.

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.

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?

Featured Video

Benchmarking a Plating Operation to No. 1

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

Steel-Belt Tumble Blaster Batch-Processes Parts in a Single Cycle

Viking Blast & Wash Systems’ Model 1400S industrial tumble blaster is a batch-style cleaning system specifically designed for the high-speed processing of parts that can be gently tumbled.

Grinding Wheels Have Rounded Grain for Faster Cutting

Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Norton Quantum3 RightCut Wheels boast a more rounded grain than the typical precision-shaped ceramic grains, which allows for faster cutting action and less vibration, also helping to reduce operator fatigue.