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Case Study: Prevent corrosion and remove sharp edges on mild steel parts

Project Background The aim of this project was to develop a vibratory finishing process to remove the sharp edges, clean and inhibit the corrosion and achieve a uniform finish on these steel mild steel components.   How To Remove Sharp Edges and Prevent Corrosion Further to the finishing trials we carried, our technical team have… Read more »

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Case Study: Choosing the Right Media Shape & Size to Polish an Intricate 3D Printed Ornament

Project Background   As the part has some very intricate details one of the main issues we encountered was that if we over processed the components the details would be removed. Also, due to the manufacturing method certain internal areas were difficult to process. Hence the media shape and size was essential to achieve a… Read more »

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Deburring & Smooth Finishing Aluminium Crank Case Cover

The Aim   To deburr the aluminium motorcycle crank case cover and achieve a bright smooth finishing without damaging the aluminium crank case cover.   How We Achieved the Smooth Finishing on the Component   We achieved the final finish in a single stage process, which takes 20 minutes using our Vibratory Trough. We chose… Read more »

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ActOn High Energy Finishing Process Enables Client to Deburr 10,000 Parts/ Hour

The project background   We have been approached by our customer as they required a more effective way to degrease and remove sharpness on Molybdenum parts, before the plating stage. At the time of the initial contact, our customer was finishing 8,000 parts/ batch using a traditional barrel finishing machine and the full process took… Read more »

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Achieving a Bright Polished Finish on a Stainless Steel 3D Printed Lizard

In this blog article we discuss about how we developed a mass finishing process to polish a Stainless Steel 3D printed lizard, using ActOn Finishing Centrifugal Disc Finishing technology.   The Aim   To smooth the surface and achieve a bright polished finish on a Stainless Steel 3D printed lizard.   How We Processed the… Read more »

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Achieving a Mirror Polish on a Delicate 3D Printed Part

Project Background   Our client approached ActOn team as he required a surface finishing process to smooth the surface and mirror polish a 3D printed decorative part. While the initial surface roughness was 15µm, the actual main issues faced by our client were: the intricate geometry of the part which made it difficult for him… Read more »

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Introducing the ActOn Portable Finishing Media Screening Unit

Over a period of time the finishing media starts to wear. This can cause the undersized media to lodge in holes, slots, bores and blind holes of components. The result is a high risk of damaging the geometry of the part. To avoid these situations, we have designed the Portable Media Screening Unit to enable our customers to… Read more »

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ActOn CHE Finishing Technology Processes a Week’s Worth of Production in 1.5 Days

Project Background   Our customer is an innovative global supplier of quality products, trusted brands and creative solutions to manufacturers of automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty and off-highway vehicles. They are committed to delivering superior quality through innovation and engineering excellence, using cutting-edge processes. The aim of the project was to clean the Sintered Pivot Blocks and… Read more »

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