New Vibratory System Design Accommodates Complex Shapes

Vibratory finishing systems are best known for treating large volumes of mass produced parts. However, thanks to a variety of new, innovative equipment designs, they are increasingly utilized for finishing single work pieces with highly complex geometries.

An excellent example of this new equipment design is Rosler’s model R150/2 DL. A rotary vibrator without an inner dome, this unique finishing process allows for work pieces to be bolted to the vibratory processing bowl.

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Clean Fabricated Constructions with Shot Blasting Solutions

Shot blasting machines come in all shapes and sizes. Selecting a machine capable of cleaning and descaling complex fabricated components and welded constructions is not a task to pursue alone. Seeking the help of a company with proven expertise in the shot blasting field is always advised.

Designed specifically to clean wide head and base plates, ribs, re-enforcements, and the welds from fabrication, shot blast machines, such as roller conveyor machines, are designed around these types of work pieces.

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Compounds are Key to Mass Finishing Success

Machinery and media are nothing in the mass finishing world without the right compound.

A manufactured object can be designed to specifications, but if it doesn’t look and feel finished, it may be rejected.  A metal alloy can be structurally perfect, but surface corrosion may make it less presentable. Process water may work well for initial cycles before contaminants wear down its effectiveness over time.

The right compound for a given mass finishing process can solve each of these problems and more.

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Tips to optimize your surface finishing process – Tip #3

 

Tip #3 – Optimum operating conditions

Once a mass finishing process has been established by the selection of machine, media and compound, the system must be constantly monitored and, of course, properly maintained. The good news is, this is quite easy! By following a few simple quality control rules, the process will remain absolutely stable, producing the desired finishing results for many years:

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Tips to optimize your surface finishing process – Tip #2

Tip #2 – The need for processing trials

Of course, the selection of the right machine, media and compound can sometimes be a bit intimidating. Not only does a mass finishing user have to choose among a wide variety of machine types and sizes, they must also pick the right media from hundreds of media types, shapes and sizes. And on top of all this Read more about processing trials

Tips to optimize your surface finishing process- Tip #1

Tip #1 – The work pieces are always at the center

The development of any surface finishing solution always revolves around the work pieces. Their material, size, shape and above all, the finishing objectives, determine what type of finishing process must be selected.

The work piece size is especially important. For example, the deburring and edge

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3 Things To Consider When Purchasing Mass Finishing Media

Whether it be a process for polishing, surface cut downgrinding, deburring, cosmetic finishing, or just cleaning, an appropriate media is available. Choosing the media can seem daunting at first, with over 1700 various media and compounds available. Therefore, sample trials are of significant importance.  Here are three considerations to think about when choosing the right media: Read more about media purchasing considerations

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