We understand the importance of surface finishing for automotive and motorsport components, and have worked closely with major manufacturers in the automotive industry to adapt and develop finishing solutions that meet their stringent requirements.
The automotive industry is rapidly evolving towards more efficient vehicles where automotive components have to be durable and fuel economic. It has been proven that the solutions we’ve developed have benefited the industry by reducing processing times and producing a repeatable and quality product. These finishing processes are ideal for high volume production, can be easily automated and ensure that the components’ geometry is integral.
A “superfinishing” process using ActOn’s special Chemcut compound
in a Vibratory Trough machine. A three stage process was developed
to remove all machining lines and achieve a smooth surface finish.
The part resulted in a bright mirror finish. The process delivered a
superior surface finish in a considerably reduced time whilst
maintaining the dimensional integrity of the part.
The aim was to achieve a clean and degreased surface in a 1 lap process. Using a single type of media and compound and the vibratory bowl machine the finish was achieved in 2 minutes. An automated system was designed to enable processing high volumes of parts, to reduce manual handling and ensure consistent results.
The finish was achieved in a two-step process, using the high energy finishing machine to remove the lines and ActOn's vibratory bowl to polish. The consumables used included an abrasive media for the first stage, a polishing media for the second stage and a concentrated cleaning and polishing compound.