Are you still hand-deburring your machined parts?  Do you need to be doing that?  Are you sure?

Are you still hand-deburring your machined parts? Do you need to be doing that? Are you sure?

by Dave Davidson |http://about.me/dave.davidson | dryfinish@gmail.com | 509.230.6821 The honest answer is that in some cases and with some applications … Continue reading Are you still hand-deburring your machined parts? Do you need to be doing that? Are you sure?

HZ-12 Centrifugal Finishing Machine, A New Standard in High-Speed Compact Finishing Equipment. Ideal for fine finishing of small parts

HZ-12 Centrifugal Finishing Machine, A New Standard in High-Speed Compact Finishing Equipment. Ideal for fine finishing of small parts

Above:  HZ-12 Centrifugal Isotropic Finishing Machine Reduce Labor.  Many hand operations can now be efficiently and economically processed. Consistent and repeatable … Continue reading HZ-12 Centrifugal Finishing Machine, A New Standard in High-Speed Compact Finishing Equipment. Ideal for fine finishing of small parts

Question from Reader:  Sorry for my stupid question, but what are the benefits of a polished crankshaft?

Question from Reader: Sorry for my stupid question, but what are the benefits of a polished crankshaft?

Feature Photo above: Isotropic Micro-Finishing Photography by Mark Riley, BV Products For additional information and reference resources: https://about.me/dave.davidson Huib Glerum … Continue reading Question from Reader: Sorry for my stupid question, but what are the benefits of a polished crankshaft?

What can Hands-Free Isotropic Deburring and Micro-Finishing do for your parts?  See the Before and After Examples

What can Hands-Free Isotropic Deburring and Micro-Finishing do for your parts? See the Before and After Examples

and deburring and manual polishing are the bane of many machine shop’s and machining department’s existence. What can be done to minimize the need for these tedious, time-consuming, labor-intensive production bottle-necks? In many cases the need for hand-deburring operations can be reduced greatly with high-energy and high-intensity isotropic finishing operations. See below several examples below where laborious deburring procedures have been reduced or eliminated. Continue reading What can Hands-Free Isotropic Deburring and Micro-Finishing do for your parts? See the Before and After Examples

Hands-Free Small Part Finishing with Isotropic Micro-Finishing Processes

Hands-Free Small Part Finishing with Isotropic Micro-Finishing Processes

High-energy centrifugal finishing methods were originally developed for ultra-smoothing and fine finishing of smaller precision parts. The high energy momentum of abrasive and polishing materials within these systems permitted the use of smaller dimensioned media that could access fine features and intricate geometries of some smaller parts. In these types of operations, several different cycles using successively finer abrasive materials are used to produce very fine finishes, in some cases as low as one micro-inch Ra. This type of finishing is used for both decorative/cosmetic effects and for producing functional finishes to improve performance and service life of parts in a wide variety of demanding industrial applications. Continue reading Hands-Free Small Part Finishing with Isotropic Micro-Finishing Processes

Isotropic Micro-Finishing of Surgical Implants and Medical Devices

Isotropic Micro-Finishing of Surgical Implants and Medical Devices

Implant parts often must meet exacting requirements for edge and surface finishing, it is not unusual to see requirements that parts meet surface finish standards approaching 1-2 microinches. High-energy finishing methods are used to produce these types of finishes [Note: this type of surface finishing is also becoming a requirement for some non-medical applications such as the preparation of parts for PVD coatings. Isotropic Micro-Finishing is capable of producing the very fine surface finish values required for these types of coatings, which conform much more closely to substrate surface finish values than does plating, which has a tendency to level or flatten out peaks or asperities of the surface finish.] Continue reading Isotropic Micro-Finishing of Surgical Implants and Medical Devices