Vibratory Iso-Finishing Down-Under, World-Class Equipment with World-Class Finishing Process Engineering

Vibratory Iso-Finishing Down-Under, World-Class Equipment with World-Class Finishing Process Engineering

The company operating from a modern purpose built factory in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, stocks and produces to order a comprehensive range of equipment and materials for deburring and vibratory isotropic finishing of industrial components and parts. Continue reading Vibratory Iso-Finishing Down-Under, World-Class Equipment with World-Class Finishing Process Engineering

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Minimizing Hand Deburring for Screw Machine and Small Precision Machined Parts – Case Study

Minimizing Hand Deburring for Screw Machine and Small Precision Machined Parts – Case Study

FINISHING APPLICATION PROFILE: Heather Lindsley, the Quality Assurance manager of Space Screw, Inc. in Rathdrum, Idaho demonstrates a Model HZ-120 Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing machine used by the company to replace hand deburring on their precision screw machine parts and turnings used in the aerospace industry.  Company officials estimate that the process has reduced their hand-deburring burden by 70-80 percent.  The process replaced the barrel… Continue reading Minimizing Hand Deburring for Screw Machine and Small Precision Machined Parts – Case Study

Precision Machined Components: Meeting the Lean Deburring and Finishing Challenge – Case Study: MacKay Mfg. in Spokane, WA.

Precision Machined Components: Meeting the Lean Deburring and Finishing Challenge – Case Study: MacKay Mfg. in Spokane, WA.

Above: Bobby Whiteman, MacKay’s Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing Systems technician explains the improvements with edge and surface finish now realized from utilizing CIF Continue reading Precision Machined Components: Meeting the Lean Deburring and Finishing Challenge – Case Study: MacKay Mfg. in Spokane, WA.

High-Speed Isotropic Surface Processing of Racing Engine Components for the Motorports Industry Improves Performance and Service Life

High-Speed Isotropic Surface Processing of Racing Engine Components for the Motorports Industry Improves Performance and Service Life

 In a matter of minutes, this process can deburr, finish and clean up machined, ground or cast metal/  These parts can now be finished in short automated cycles in what could have taken hours or even days by hand. Continue reading High-Speed Isotropic Surface Processing of Racing Engine Components for the Motorports Industry Improves Performance and Service Life

“Compiled Problems Caused by Burrs and Sharp Edges.” [Aerospace Industry] by LaRoux Gillespie, CMfgE, PE

“Compiled Problems Caused by Burrs and Sharp Edges.” [Aerospace Industry] by LaRoux Gillespie, CMfgE, PE

This material edited and annotated by SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) member and past-president  LaRoux Gillespie, CMfgE, PE  (  laroux1@earthlink.net ) will be of interest to anyone interested in the importance of deburring and surface conditioning to critical component functionality.  Much of the discussion here centers around the risk involved in failing to adequately address edge finish and surface conditioning issues in aeronautical and aerospace manufacturing.  Continue reading “Compiled Problems Caused by Burrs and Sharp Edges.” [Aerospace Industry] by LaRoux Gillespie, CMfgE, PE

Right Sizing your Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing Equipment

Right Sizing your Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing Equipment

HZ High Energy Series

Isotropic finishing through centrifugal force and the tumbling of parts and media. HZ High Energy series Centrifugal Barrel Finishing (CBF) systems are the fastest and most economical form of finishing machine available. They are the industry workhorse in polishing, deburring and deflashing parts. Continue reading Right Sizing your Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing Equipment

Porcelain Media for High Quality Burnished Surfaces in Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing Processes

Porcelain Media for High Quality Burnished Surfaces in Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing Processes

Porcelain polishing media is typically used to brighten and polish metal parts subsequent to abrasive smoothing operations. This media is nonabrasive in nature and performs work by compression rather than abrasion. Continue reading Porcelain Media for High Quality Burnished Surfaces in Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing Processes