What is Deburring?

What is Deburring?

Burrs, which are a ridge or area of roughness, typically occur when the material used to create the part is cut, or pieces of the material are removed. Methods such as welding, molding, casting, and shearing tend to cause sharp, bumpy edges that affect part...

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How Does Mass Finishing Help Manufacturing?

How Does Mass Finishing Help Manufacturing?

Before mass finishing became a commonplace method for finishing parts, the finishing process was accomplished by grinding or polishing parts one at a time by hand. Not only was this time consuming and costly, but it produced less than stellar results. The introduction...

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What is Part Impingement?

What is Part Impingement?

Originally developed as a process for deburring, mass finishing has greatly impacted the manufacturing world to produce uniform, high-quality parts faster and at a lower production cost. As mass finishing has evolved with equipment, media, and technology advancements,...

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Surface Roughness Chart

Surface Effect of Manufacturing Process If you look at machined parts, you will notice that their surfaces embody a complex shape made of a series of peaks and troughs of varying heights, depths, and spacing. The surface finish of the die determines the surface finish...

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Surface Roughness Symbols

Surface Roughness Specifications  How do we know what surface finishes are required, and how should CNC machinists think about surface finishes? Surfaces of parts come in a wide variety from shiny and smooth to rough and matte—they are not machined that way. During...

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