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Abrasive Flow Machining Companies and Services

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of abrasive flow machining companies and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top abrasive flow machining companies with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any abrasive flow machining company can provide abrasive flow machining services to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach abrasive flow machining companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for abrasive jet machining, water flow machining, or abrasive flow equipment.

  • Freeport, PA

    Our company has waterjet cutting experiences since 1985 and we offer a number of superior advantages for our customers when they utilize our services. Our machines ensure that the material’s strength is retained and we offer a high-quality finish which eliminates secondary costs and guarantees longevity. We provide abrasive flow machining which accurately smoothes, polishes and remove cracks on our customers’ products. We look forward to working with you!

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  • Milwaukee, WI

    Jonco Industries provides innovative, practical & economical turnkey solutions for product packaging, warehousing & fulfillment, including abrasive flow machining of a variety of materials, in addition to printing, embroidery, product filling & assembly. Jonco’s expertise supplies superior quality even under tight deadlines for prototypes or full production runs.

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  • South Holland, IL

    Ability Engineering Technology (AET) began in 1947 and provides water jet cutting services, design, and testing services. Using reliable abrasive water jet cutting technology and water jet machining, we cut materials from simple to complex and provide the product, prototype to production.

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  • Atlanta, GA

    Atlantis Waterjet Cutting Services provides Nationwide Water Jet Cutting Services to cut standard and prototype parts from CAD files or dimensional drawings. Water jet cutting is an established method of producing parts for numerous applications including architectural, aerospace, automotive, marine, military, textile and manufacturing. Give us a call today to find out more about our company!

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  • Pequot Lakes, MN

    We offer abrasive flow machining which avoids waste and cuts down on production time. We work hard to please our customers, which is why we constantly look for the most innovative techniques in the industry. Contact us today online or by phone to learn more about our products and services.

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Abrasive Flow Machining

Abrasive Flow Machining (AFM) is a secondary water jet machining process used to smooth, polish, radius, and remove cracks and burrs from hard to reach or internal surfaces of machinery, parts and products. It uses a polymer resin and abrasive materials, which are called media, in water under pressure to reach bends, cavities and edges.

AFM works on many different metal materials including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, zinc, brass, cast iron, titanium and nickel alloys as well as thermoplastics. The automotive, aerospace, food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, molding, marine and electronic industries use this finishing operation on a number of different products. Internal combustion engines in aircraft and automotive vehicles that use AFM to improve fuel economy, semiconductor equipment, surgical instruments, molds and dies for metal, glass and plastic product forming also often undergo abrasive flow machining to create shiny, smooth and even internal surfaces. The abrasive media and water that erode the product surface are forced through the cavity by a hydraulic system, which can have one or two-way flow directions.

The abrasive action created by AFM happens when the work piece, the product to undergo machining, is clamped between two media cylinders, one at the top and one at the bottom. The process is fully automated and computer controlled, thus greatly reducing labor costs, which are high if the process is manual because it is so time consuming and tedious. The hydraulic system starts at the bottom cylinder, and the water and media mix is shot at high speeds and pressure through the work piece. The water flow is either linear or comes out of both cylinders at the same time, thus decreasing the erosion process time. A temperature-controlled cooling jacket is used to keep temperatures consistent during the manufacturing process. AFM may be customized for specific results or when working with certain materials by using different grit sizes and types of resin and media, different viscosity and high or low flow rates and pressure. These factors are all determined by the material properties of the product being eroded, the desired finish and time constraints. Many abrasive flow machines are able to process many parts at once; they can also process multiple cavities and spaces of a single product.

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Abrasive Flow Machining - Hydro-Lazer, Inc.
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