Vibratory Finishing

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  • High Energy Finishing Methods

    Vibratory Finishing Article courtesy of Dave Robinson - Dryfinish's Blog Centrifugal Barrel Finishing Centrifugal barrel finishing (CBF) is a high-energy finishing method, which has come into widespread acceptance in the last 25 30 years. Although not nearly as universal in application as vibratory finishing, a long list of important CBF applications have been developed in the last few decades. Similar in some respects to barrel finishing, in that a drum-type container is partially filled with media and set in motion to create a sliding action of the contents, CBF is...

  • Vibratory Tumblers: When to Use and Why

    Vibratory tumblers are not actually tumblers at all! Rather, the machines have a vibrating rubber tub inside the container that shakes the material inside the barrel. The vibrating motion rubs the grit material against the media inside the barrel, removing any sharp corners from the object and polishing the equipment. Vibrating barrels are often used to polish delicate materials and clean a variety of equipment. Vibratory tumblers move less than traditional rotating barrels, which make them ideal for using with more delicate pieces of equipment. While a rotating barrel can...

  • Vibratory Finishing: Versatile, Effective, and Reliable

    from Giant Finishing, Inc. by David Davidson, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2008 Chair: Deburring/Surface Conditioning Technical Group, Spokane, WA As industrial manufacturing standards evolve, tried-and-true mass finishing processes must keep in lockstep with end-user demands. Mass media finishing processes have gained widespread acceptance in many industries, primarily as a technology for reducing the costs of producing edge and surface finishes. This is particularly true when manual deburring and finishing procedures can be minimized or eliminated. Figure 1: This large tub-style vibratory finishing system has been fitted with dividers, so larger...

  • Rösler USA - Tips to Optimize Your Surface Finishing Process- Tip #2

    Tip #2 – The work pieces are always at the center The development of any surface finishing solution always revolves around the work pieces. Their material, size, shape and above all, the finishing objectives, determine what type of finishing process must be selected. The work piece size is especially important. For example, the deburring and edge radiusing of small stampings, like chain links, can take place in a small high energy machine with a capacity of less than one cu ft. On the other hand, the polishing of large...

  • Rösler USA - Tips to Optimize Your Surface Finishing Process - Tip #1

    Mass finishing as a mechanical surface finishing method has been around since the mid 1950’s. But because it is a largely empirical process, it is still one of the least understood and under-appreciated manufacturing technologies. Many manufacturing engineers still consider mass finishing as “low tech” and pay little attention to properly setting up and optimizing their surface finishing process. The results are usually higher overall finishing costs, higher scrap rates and a lot of unnecessary rework. This blog post is the first in a series of four that is intended...

Industry Information

Vibratory Finishing

Vibratory finishing uses the process of vibration within a barrel or drum-like enclosure to create friction between deburring media and machined parts requiring finishing. Machining, forging, engraving and extrusion often leave sharp edges, burrs, notches or protruding surface defects on machined parts which interferes with the smooth operation and function of the part, possibly causing injuries or production delays. Burrs can cause further problems such as areas of stress or weakness, shortened fatigue life or decreased fracture resistance that can cause heavy loss in terms of money and material to a manufacturer.

Vibratory finishing is a common method of mass finishing as many parts are able to be processed at one time due to the wide variety of tumblers and materials available for abrasion. As the drum or barrel vibrates, it causes the deburring media to rub against the unfinished parts in a cyclonic movement towards the center bottom of the drum. The friction, or grinding, between the abrasive tumbling media and the parts smooths the edges and removes burrs caused by seams or extractions. Industries such as automotive, electronic, consumer and medical all use vibratory finishing in order to achieve a smooth and precise finish.

Deburring media commonly used includes steel, ceramics, plastics or natural materials such as corn cob or walnut shells. The type of media used in the process is determined by the hardness and complexity of the parts requiring finishing. The variety of levels of abrasion and media hardness allow vibratory finishing to be used to meet a wide variety of finishing needs including heavy deburring, light deburring, burnishing, polishing, buffing and coating. The finishing equipment used for vibratory finishing sometimes combines these functions within one machine in order to provide a more complete finishing service. Combination vibratory finishers contain different compartments of tumbling media, with conveyors connecting the different sections so that parts may be deburred, cleaned, washed, dried and coated. Vibratory finishing can also be either a wet or dry process depending on the part being deburred, and this is a consideration to be decided in constructing the vibratory tumbler. Wet media may be used to apply protective coatings, extra burnishing or a color effect. The tumbling drum, or barrel, is typically open so a manufacturer can observe the parts being finished and determine if the process has reached its optimum goal. Due to its basic design and wide versatility, vibratory finishing equipment is a simple solution to mass finishing of wood, metal, plastic or ceramic parts and is widely used in many industries.



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