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ActOn Finishing launches the SPU-1, the most compact wet and dry finishing system available

SPU-1 is a vibratory finishing system, designed and manufactured in Britain, perfect for deburring, descaling, degreasing, cleaning, smoothing, radiusing, polishing and drying. This is both an excellent and economical finishing option, as it will allow customers to carry out wet and dry finishing applications in one unit.   Moreover, the SPU-1 has been built to produce… Read more »

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How our test lab helps optimise process development for mass finishing

In our test lab we’re continually evolving our processes and machines to make them more effective. We understand the importance of constantly researching and developing finishing processes. At our manufacturing facility in Coventry, we specialise in process development for mass finishing. We believe it’s important to find the most optimum processes to determine the exact… Read more »

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ActOn Finishing Grant Access Enables a Five-Figure Makeover Towards Modernising the Test Laboratory

About the Investment to Modernise the Test Laboratory We were referred by Coventry City Council, to the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Support Programme, and we applied for a grant of £7,500 towards modernising the test laboratory which is used to demonstrate products to new and existing clients. The Growth Hub also helped ActOn Finishing apply… Read more »

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3 Reasons Why Water Treatment Is Important

When undertaking wet mass finishing, it generates a discharge of the processing liquid, made up of the metal fines, abrasives, compound and in some instances oil due to the condition of the parts. There are various ways you can dispose of this liquid, but at ActOn Finishing we’ve always recommended investing in a suitable waste… Read more »

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Case Study: Tumbling Brass Stampings with Polishing Media to Achieve a Clean and Polished Finish

Why you should switch to a wet tumbling process? When cleaning and polishing brass stampings with corn cob or walnut shell in a vibratory tumbler, you can face a range of issues. From long processing times (sometimes up to 8 hours, depending on the part initial condition) to having to carry out rework and not… Read more »

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3 ways subcontracting helps manufacturing when Coronavirus impacts your business

We’ve taken a closer look at three key ways using subcontractors such as ActOn Finishing, can help you not only save time and money during this difficult period, but also ensure you’re able to keep production going on. 1. Keep overheads low In a time when you need to be flexible, using subcontractors will allow… Read more »

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Case Study: Dry Tumbling Application to Mirror Finish Titanium Part

Project Background   One of our clients, who is a major manufacturer in the medical industry, has approached us to find a mass finishing solution to mirror polish titanium components and achieve an Ra of 0.079 μm. At the start of this project, the customer was finishing the parts manually, which was proving to be… Read more »

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4 Reasons Why You Should Support Manufacturing in the UK

We take a closer look at the benefits to you and your business… 1. You’ll be supporting the local economy Being accepted as a member of Made in Britain recognises that we’ve demonstrated a commitment to the on-gong training and development of our staff. By supporting a UK-based manufacturing business, you’re helping to support the… Read more »

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