Category Archives: Useful Reference Guides

How Big Is 1μm?

When designers and manufacturing companies specify surface finishes more often than not we’re talking in micrometres (µm), but what exactly is a µm? 1 µm is 0.001mm or one thousandth of one millimetre.  In other words it is a very … Continue reading

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PureFinish® Stainless Steel Treatment For Optimum Hygiene

PureFinish® is a post-processing technique.  This technique allows stainless steel to be finished to a smoother surface with a low and reproducible SRI value below 0.010.  In practice, this produces a surface with a very low degree of adhesion characteristics. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Vibratory Finishing Chips, Compound and Their Production

The quality of consumables used in mass finishing is a key factor in surface processing.  Using consumables with a consistent high quality is crucial to attain set surface specifications, process times, costs and to manage considerations to any environmental impact. There are in excess … Continue reading

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How To Ensure You Get The Maximum Performance Out Of Your Blast Wheel

Rutten “C” and “Y” Blast Wheel Turbines The Long-life Rutten has the longest ultimate life expectancy of any, lasting upto 20 times longer than a standard blast wheel or turbine. This is a highly-engineered blast wheel with exceptionally tight tolerances and … Continue reading

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The Optimisation Of Stainless Steel Surfaces

Over the decades researchers have searched for optimal and efficient techniques to adequately recondition the surface of stainless steel after it has been subjected to various processes. This article examines the various processes currently used and the surface conditions achieved. … Continue reading

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Custom Engineered Automation Concepts for Foundries

Robotic Blaster Automatic blast cleaning with high flexibility for production lines.  A robotic blaster is a combination of a shot blasting unit and a multi-axis robot specially engineered to suit specific applications. It can be deployed for different blast cleaning tasks – … Continue reading

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Automated Shot Blast Solutions For Higher Value Castings

While today’s foundry operations are mostly automated, surface treatment frequently still involves a lot of manual labour resulting in one of the most costly operations within a foundry.  Automated systems tailor-made to the unique requirements of desanding, deburring, cosmetic finishing … Continue reading

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