Serving the dental industry
From humble beginnings with crude wood, bone, and shell devices, the dental industry has brought together the manufacturing and medical fields. The dental field has been a leader in materials, design, manufacture and procedures.
Many of the fillings, dentures, partials and bridges are cast in high quality synthetic resins. These molds are made from physical clay impressions or 3D xray models. After the casting is complete, the rough surfaces need to be smoothed and polished to replicate those surfaces of the natural teeth. The high energy cutting and polishing capabilities of the centrifugal barrel machine allow efficient, consistent and repeatable finishing of all types of oral implements.
Dentists and orthodontists have also been pioneers in the development of precision machined bridges, brackets and surgically implanted bone screws. These machined implants and devices have opened the door for many innovations in individual tooth reconstruction, dentures and tooth realignment procedures. ISO Finishing can use our experience to develop a documented processing procedure to provide the comfortable fit and finish for your clients.
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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 polishing quality and faster turnaround times than are typically possible in-house or as an outsourced operation.
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 parts, remove burrs, improve surface appearance, polish and clean are all possible using centrifugal barrel finishing equipment.
In the manufacturing world, deburring refers to 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 in 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 medical 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, but 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 that entails the removal or rounding of sharp part edges formed during the medical manufacturing process. Parts with sharp edges can be radiused to pre-defined specifications using centrifugal barrels, vibratory bowls and centrifugal disc machines.
Ultrasonic cleaning is an environmentally friendly alternative to the solvent based cleaners previously used. Ultrasonic cleaning uses high frequency sounds waves, those beyond the range of normal human hearing (18 kHz), and an appropriate cleaning solvent to remove contaminants from parts. The ultrasound can be used with just water or be combined with surfactants to gently remove residual cutting oils and microscopic chips.