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Tumbling Media Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of tumbling media manufacturers and suppliers. Find tumbling media companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture tumbling media to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top tumbling media manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the tumbling media companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of aluminum tumbler media, stainless steel tumbling media, and ceramic tumbling media of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

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    Tumbling Media With all the types of tumbling media available, it is surprising to see that walnut shells are still a popular choice for many different uses. It seems like other materials could perform better than walnut shells, but it really is a case of old-fashioned methods working best when it comes to tumbling media. Walnut shells continue to remain a popular form of cleaning and polishing media for the following reasons and more: Durable: Walnut shells are surprisingly durable. They will hold up to tough metals, and can even...

  • Tumbling Media to Remove Grease

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Tumbling Media

Tumbling media are the small abrasive particles of steel, ceramic, plastic or organic materials which are used in vibratory finishing equipment for polishing, cleaning or deburring. In industrial applications, they are used to help shape, finish, polish, buff or deburr metal, plastic or wooden parts. Tumbling media manufacturers make abrasive particles in a variety of shapes such as spheres, cylinders, pyramids, ovals and more, each for a different purpose of cutting, deburring, shaping, smoothing or polishing.

Types of materials used to make abrasive tumbling media include metals such as aluminum or steel, ceramic particles which have been fired to maintain shape, natural materials such as walnut shells or dried corn cob. The type of material used in a finishing process is determined by the level of finish desired and the material of the parts being finishing. Tumbling, or deburring media can have different amounts of abrasive strength from very hard to softer, almost non-abrasive. Harder media are used with parts requiring deburring and excess material removal, whereas softer media are used for polishing and shining. The size of the media particles is another factor to be considered depending on the parts being processed, as well as the ratio of tumbling media to parts. A larger amount of media in the tumblers will result in less part-to-part contact, and may also result in a quicker finishing time.

Deburring, finishing and polishing sometimes involve the use of wet tumbling compounds mixed in with solid media. Wet compounds are designed for enhanced deburring, for cleaning, or for rust and corrosion protection. Water is a universal lubricant and so is often used in addition to tumbling media to achieve the desired finish. Tumbling is a relatively cost effective finishing process, especially for mass finishing, as tumbling media can be used multiple times with consistent results. Further advantages include the broad range of options to suit almost any finishing need. Organize dry media are biodegradable, durable and safer to use, and they can often absorb surface oils, resulting in an even cleaner finish. Steel media can be used for heavy deburring or cutting, while ceramic media is suitable for most general purpose polishing. Plastic media shapes, which are much lighter than metal or ceramic shapes, are used on softer materials as they are less likely to damage more sensitive parts and surfaces. Tumbling media is used in industries such as parts manufacturing for automotive, aerospace and electronic industries, retail and consumer, small appliance etc.

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