According to Brush Research Manufacturing, abrasive finishing tools do not release large amounts of grit into a machine’s coolant. Hear from three shops using these tools.
As a machine shop owner, challenges come every day. Sometimes, relying on the tools you’re used to can keep you from finding more beneficial solutions.
Bel Air’s AutoHone reverse drag finisher rotates the media instead of the parts, which are then dipped into the flowing media in a rotating bin.
Mass Finishing Inc. has developed high-energy barrel finishers that automate the process of deburring complex parts, saving time and eliminating the need to deburr parts by hand.
An oil & gas part with a lot of holes required that Utex use two different tools to ensure burr-free inner and outer diameters. With Heule’s Vex-S tool, the shop realized time savings per cycle of an entire minute by performing drilling and chamfering in a single step.
The pneumatically controlled, articulated design of ATI Industrial Automation’s Compliant Deburring Blade (CDB) enables users to tune the contact force to accommodate specific applications by changing the air pressure.
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on equipment used to remove imperfections from and clean finished workpieces.
Designed for surface removal on demanding production runs, Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ line of Norton double-cut carbide burrs is said to last longer with fewer change-overs on challenging production applications.
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on equipment used to finish parts by removing burrs, oils and other contaminants.
Rosler’s R 150 DL-2 rotary vibrator is designed to avoid part-on-part contact for processing orthopedic implants, achieved by mounting workpieces to a fixture inside of the work bowl.
Manufacturers considering this non-contact finishing process should expect test runs and close collaboration with service providers before production begins.
Palmgren’s Powergrind XP bench grinders now provide more horsepower, torque and value-added features.
Finishing systems with robotic loading capability can enable complex parts to be deburred, polished or smoothed without bumping into each other and causing them to be damaged.
Norton, a Saint-Gobain brand, has added to its Blaze line with a series of nylon abrasive brushes made with high-quality ceramic grains to ease integration into automated machinery, machining centers, transfer lines, robotic cells and other specialized machinery as well as portable power hand tools.
Rosler’s Surf finishing machine uses an automated surface finishing process designed for deburring, surface grinding, smoothing and polishing of components with complex geometries.
Having trouble deburring the inner passages of a solid metal part? Read about how one company found the solution in Thermal Energy Machining (TEM), and is having a blast in the process.
By removing the need to detach and reattach the cutting head in a traditional back-spotfacing process, a cutting tool from Heule saved Sicom Industries two to three hours per part.
Searching for an efficient means of deburring internal passages led this
company to develop a specialized machining cell that incorporates
thermal energy to smooth away rough edges.
Tanis offers its Shell Mill Adapter for wheel brushes, designed to simplify wheel brush attachment to CNC machines and enable automated deburring.
Heck Industries offers its Turbo-Burr handheld deburring/chamfering tool featuring a light construction.
Weiler’s Burr-RX specialty brush deburring tools feature advanced ceramic-grain filament technology.
Brush Research Manufacturing offers its professional-grade NamPower abrasive disc brushes for automated deburring and surface-finish operations.
Guyson’s model RB-72 extended-height robotic blast machine features a 72" × 72" work envelope and pressure-blast media delivery for precision-surface preparation applications in the aerospace industry, including composite structures.