A Guide to Understanding Surface Roughness Measurement Types

Often engineering drawings call for a range of surface roughness.  Traditionally this is a roughness value expressed in Ra although other measurement types such as Rz are becoming more common.  But what do they mean?

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Mass Finishing Media – Considerations: Choice And Use

The term ‘media’ as used in vibratory finishing / centrifugal finishing refers to the aggregate which carries out the work required on the component.Ceramic

The media carries out a number of important functions apart from actually working on the parts.

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The 9 critical points to check you get the most out of your mass finishing machine and process

Here are 9 critical points to help you get the most out of vibratory finishing:

1. Regularly Check That You Have Enough Media In Your Machine.

2. Check That The Media Condition Is Good.

3. Check You Have The Right Amount Of Water And Compound In The Machine.

4. Regularly Check Your Drains.

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6. Check The Machine Is Running The Correct Way.

7. Check The Machine Lining Is In Good Condition.

8. Check You Are Following The Process Parameters.

9. Check Your Starting Condition Is The Same.

Shot Blast Tips

Here are 9 critical points to help you get the most out of shot blasting:

1. Regularly Check That You Have Enough Abrasive In Your Machine.

2. Regularly Check That Your Abrasive Working Mix Is Correct.

3. Check That The Abrasive Condition Is Good.

4. Ensure Contaminants Are Removed.

5. Monitor Your Abrasive Removal Size.Wear Parts

6. Regularly Check Your Wear Parts.

7. Check Your Blast Pattern.

8. Check Your Blast Wheel Amp Efficiency.

9. Check Your Starting Condition Is The Same.

The 9 critical points to check you get the most out of your centrifugal disc finishing machine and process

Here are 9 critical points to help you get the most out of centrifugal disc finishing:

1. Regularly Check That You Have Enough Media In Your Machine.

2. Check That The Media Condition Is Good.

3. Check You Have The Right Amount Of Water And Compound In The Machine.

4. Regularly Check Your Seal Gap.

5. Too Many Parts In The Machine.Media in machine

6. Check The Machine Is Running The Correct Way.

7. Check The Machine Tub And Spinner Are In Good Condition.

8. Check You Are Following The Process Parameters.

9. Check Your Starting Condition Is The Same.

The 9 critical points to check you get the most out of your air blast machine and process

Here are 9 critical points to help you get the most out of air blasting:

1. Ensure You’re Working To The Correct Parameters.

2. Select The Correct Air Pressure To Deliver The Chosen Media And Optimize Both Work Speed And Costs.

3. Choose The Smallest Media That Will Do What Is Required.

4. Remember That A Small Heavy / Dense Media Particle Will Gain Much More Energy RSKI1000-SoThan A Large Light Particle.

5. Media Flow Regulation Requires To Be Optimised On A Pressure System.

6. On The Venturie / Suction Delivery System Alternative Regulation Requires Attention.

7. Surface Consistency And Repeatability.

8. Nozzle And Air Jet Size Compatibility On A Venturie Fed System.

9. Quality And Delivery Of Your Compressed Air.