Tumbling Media Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • North Kingstown, RI

    OTEC Precision Finish, Inc. is a world-class supplier of mass finishing equipment and supplies. Our primary products include centrifugal disc, drag and stream finishing machines to meet all of your deburring, polishing, grinding and honing requirements. Put us to the test by taking advantage of our free, no obligation sample processing.

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  • Middletown, CT

    Raytech Industries specializes in the manufacturing and sales of high-quality metal finishing equipment. Raytech offers vibratory tumblers, magnetic finishers, parts separators, finishing compounds, and finishing media. Raytech is an American-owned company and has been serving the needs of the industry since 1958 through our quality and innovative products.

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  • South Elgin, IL

    Great Lakes Finishing Equipment, Inc. is a leading supplier of the deburring equipment, machines, and supplies for all your mass finishing projects. This equipment includes continuous systems, vibratory bowls, tubs, and high energy centrifugal barrel machines. Let our deburring specialists work with you to find the best deburring machinery for your project.

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Tumbling Media Industry Information

Tumbling Media

Tumbling media are the small abrasive particles of steel, ceramic, plastic, or organic materials used in vibratory finishing equipment for polishing, cleaning, or deburring. 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.

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Applications of Tumbling Media

In industrial applications, tumbling media 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, and ovals, each for a different purpose of cutting, deburring, shaping, smoothing, or polishing.

Overall, tumbling media is used in many industries, such as parts manufacturing for:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace and Electronic Industries
  • Retail and Consumer
  • Small Appliance

Types of Tumbling Media

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, and 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 finished. 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.

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. Deburring, finishing, and polishing sometimes involve the use of wet tumbling compounds mixed in with solid media. Wet compounds are designed for enhanced deburring, cleaning, or rust and corrosion protection. Water is a universal lubricant and is often used in addition to tumbling media to achieve the desired finish.

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Tip #4 – Optimum operating conditions Once a mass finishing process has been established by the selection of machine, media and compound, the system must be constantly monitored and, of course, properly maintained. The good news is, this is quite easy! By following a few simple quality control rules, the process will remain absolutely stable, producing the desired finishing results for many years: Correct settings of the separation system ... Read More About This