General Aviation, Commercial Aircraft, Aerospace Defense, Aircraft Engines
Driven by the need for materials, machining and finishing that can handle the harshest conditions, the aerospace industry has been a true pioneer. Many of the items we use on a daily basis have been made possible because of the innovations in the aerospace industry. Our experience lends itself to the precision needed for aerospace metal finishing.
Once viewed as an exotic material, aluminum has become a staple of aerospace. Aluminum, when alloyed with other metals, provides the strength, increased machinability and weight reductions key to meeting the precision requirements of the aerospace industry.
Benefits of Aerospace & Aviation Metal Finishing
- Improve Part Durability and Strength
- Improved Corrosion Resistance
- Reduce Manufacturing Cycle Times
- Maximize Product Yield
- Provide Consistent Surface Finishing
- Uniform Cleaning of Components
- Compressive Stress Gains
When the application requires higher strength, resistance to repeated heat cycles and corrosion resistance, today’s stainless and titanium alloys help meet the need. Although more expensive and difficult to machine, these materials provide the durability to meet the high-test requirements.
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From turbine blades to seating components, from instrument panels to hardware ISO Finishing has the experience to design the finishing process to meet the highest standards. Our work with aluminum, stainless and titanium combined, with quality control and documentation, ensure each part meets the exacting print specifications.
Finishing Services for Aerospace and Aviation
Centrifugal Barrel Finishing
Barrel tumblers work well for jobs requiring heavy burr removal. Centrifugal barrel finishing machines are also good for burnishing, rapid radiusing of edges, and heavy deburring. Removing excess material or polishing additive parts, remove burrs, improve surface appearance, polish and clean are all possible using centrifugal barrel finishing equipment.
In the manufacturing world, deburring refers various methods used to remove burrs, the residual rough edges or protrusions left behind after a part is produced. Burrs can affect the surface quality of manufactured parts produced where performance, safety, and appearance of a part is concerned.
Deflashing is the process of removing residual aluminum, titanium, or stainless material used in the manufacturing process. The deposition of small bits of residual material called “flashing” may appear each part. The particles can be removed using a centrifugal barrel machine for a fast and cost-effective method of removing any residual particles.
Our passivation of stainless steel system has been designed to offer our customers a one-stop solution tailored to meet the stringent ASTM a967 specification for the cleaning, testing, and passivation of stainless steel, titanium and other metallic parts. Our relationships with local and national aerospace manufacturers and our expertise allow us to be a true value-added solution in passivation services to our customers finishing needs.
The presence of burrs, parting lines from castings or other surface imperfections affects the adherence, continuity, and general durability of plated materials. Metal surfaces often require polishing and buffing prior to decorative plating. Iso Finishing understands the importance of pre-plate finishing. Polishing is not only used to enhance the appearance of a part, it also helps prevent contamination of instruments, remove oxidation, create a reflective surface, optimizes performance and can prevent corrosion in pipes. When it comes to machined parts, smoother is better for reducing heat and friction.
Radiusing is a type of deburring which entails the removal or rounding of sharp part edges formed during the additive manufacturing process. Parts with sharp edges can be radiused to pre-defined specifications using centrifugal barrels, vibratory bowls and centrifugal disc machines.
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ISO Finishing Precision Process for Aerospace & Aviation
Custom Development Strategy
There is no magic here—it’s precision. We customize each finishing process to fit our clients’ needs from start to finish. At the end of the day, we specialize in you. Our centrifugal barrel services are ideal for parts from 3mm³ to up to 9” x 9” x 41” and are custom tailored for each specific component.
Samples & Quality
We formulate a process for each product and provide our clients with finished samples at no charge. Collaboration with the customer is key. If something needs improvement, we’ll use the client feedback to adjust the process—not the standard. The result is a customized, consistent, and repeatable set of specifications for finishing your unique product.
We continue to add state-of-the-art machinery, media and inspection equipment to adapt to the industry’s latest advances. Our methods have exceeded expectations by providing a better finishing quality and faster turnaround times than are typically possible in-house or as an outsourced operation.
ISO Finishing is the experienced and ideal partner for aerospace manufacturing and aviation component manufacturing
companies. We simply produce the best surface finishes in the industry. To learn more information or for free
sample processing, contact us at 1-844-623-7998.