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ActOn Finishing plans to support the UK’s manufacturing sector at Backing Britain 2020 Virtual Exhibition

Backing Britain Live 2020 is a two-week FREE virtual manufacturing summit, run by the £120bn Made in Group, comprising 600 manufacturers made up of both Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire, exclusively aimed at the manufacturing and engineering sector. The event has been created to help manufacturers and businesses alike to build relationships, share best… 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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How to achieve a mirror polish finish using dry media

For example, a mirror polish finish can help increase the value of a piece of jewellery, contribute to an automotive supplier’s reputation or give a sense of luxury for a hospitality business. However achieving a high luster finish is a specialist process and needs specific polishing consumables and finishing machinery. We’ve taken a closer look… Read more »

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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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