Microblasting System Designed to Safely Refine Small Parts
IMTS 2018: Comco is displaying its manual microblasting system which features the company’s AccuFlo and ProCenter Plus.
Comco is displaying its manual microblasting system which includes the company’s AccuFlo and ProCenter Plus. The company’s micro-precision sandblasting systems use fine abrasives, miniature nozzles and abrasive feeds. They are designed for safety and intended as an alternative to knives, tumblers and chemicals for refining small, high-value parts. The systems remove conformal coating, deburr cross-drilled holes, texture titanium, and process intricate and delicate parts. The process is said to transition seamlessly from manual to automated applications.
Achieving consistent and quality results from the centerless grinding process requires an understanding of the basic fundamentals. Most application problems associated with centerless grinding derive from a misunderstanding of the basics. This article explains why the centerless process works and how to use it most effectively in your shop.
In vertical grinding, the workpiece is held upright in a rotary chuck with the grinding spindle overhead. This configuration can improve roundness, facilitate single-setup processing and prolong the life of the machine. Loading and unloading may gets easier, too. Workpieces with relatively large diameters and short lengths benefit the most from vertical grinding.
Real-time-responding CNC brings new possibilities to difficult machining applications.