Mass Finishing Tip 9. Check Your Starting Condition Is The Same

Sometimes things change … including the starting condition of your parts. Worn tooling, changes in manufacturing methods or materials or investment in a new manufacturing machine can result in Mass Finishing Machine Tips Booklet_Page_5_Image_0002you no longer getting a result from your mass finishing machine like the one you have been used to and/or need. We would typically recommend a sample starting condition part is kept by the machine for reference each time parts are to be processed. Should the starting condition prove to be different often this can be accomMass Finishing Machine Tips Booklet_Page_5_Image_0003modated in the mass finishing process itself (i.e. extended time, changes in machine amplitude and drive power, different media, etc…). Should the change be dramatic though the mass finishing process will need to be re-evaluated. It may be that a different media, compound and/or setting will still get you there – and we’d be delighted to help make a recommendation for that using our process development service.


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