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6 Reasons Why You Should Use Dry Electropolishing to Surface Finish Medical Implants and Instruments

DLyte Electropolishing vs Mechanical Surface Finishing In a mechanical surface finishing process, parts would go through different steps to be deburred, surface roughness to be improved and mirror polished. The process would also require different medias and compounds and in some instances, different machines in order to achieve the final result. Moreover, liquid electropolishing can… Read more »

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ActOn Vibratory Finishing System Enables Rolls Royce Bristol to Process 3 Times More Volume in a Shorter Time

During the shelling process, there is a buildup of ceramic slurry on the various equipment used such as matting, rubber caps, handles, plates and cruciforms. ActOn Finishing were contacted by Rolls Royce Bristol to look at improving the cleaning process to ensure a faster process time and more consistent results. Finishing Solution Developed for Rolls… 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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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: Surface Finishing an Inconel 3D Printed Part

Project Background   Client approached ActOn Finishing team to develop a process to allow him to achieve a smooth and polished finish on an Inconel 3d printed part. The part’s surface roughness average before being processed was 7.72 µm.   How we surfaced finished the Inconel 3D Printed Part   Due to the previous studies,… 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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