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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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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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Case Study: How to Polish Alloy Wheels to a Bright Finish

Most of the online tutorials show you how to manual polish wheels. This includes in general going through many steps such as cleaning the rims, prepping and sanding the surface, buffing the rims with different wheels, manually polishing and in some cases coating. As the automotive industry is rapidly evolving towards more efficient vehicles where… Read more »

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Case Study: Achieving a Mirror Polish on Stainless-Steel Jewellery

Project Background   Client approached ActOn team to develop a cost-effective process to achieve a mirror polish finish on stainless steel jewellery. The finishing process also implied barrelling 300 pieces per batch.   How we achieved the mirror polish on the stainless-steel jewellery   From the start of this project we ruled out vibratory finishing,… Read more »

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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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