Products Finishing

OCT 2013

Products Finishing magazine is the No. 1 industrial finishing publication in the world. We keep our readers informed about the latest news and trends in plating, painting, powder coating, anodizing, electrocoating, parts cleaning, and pretreatment.

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MASS FINISHING If the media is determined to be your problem, our recommendation is a softer, lighter, synthetic plastic media in a smaller, 3/ -inch cone. 8 not the cause of orange peel. Increase your water/soap flow and decrease your machine energy as your next step, but eliminate one variable at a time. If increasing the soap and decreasing the machine's energy fails to eliminate the surface damage, then media hardness and size is most likely your cause. The polyester media is harder than aluminum. The CLINIC media is approximately 45-50 Rockwell, while the aluminum is approximately 25-40 Rockwell. Harder media will ding and orange peel softer parts. If the media is determined to be your problem, our recommendation is a softer, lighter, synthetic plastic media in a smaller, 3-inch cone. The synthetic media is less than 1 on the Brinell scale, which is much softer than aluminum. The synthetic is also the lightest of all preformed media at 45 lbs per cu ft. The soft, light synthetic media is the first choice for vibratory pre-plate finishing and surface refinement on soft alloys such as aluminum, brass, copper, stainless, zinc, gold and silver. Surface refinement is often combined with high-energy centrifugal disc machines that flow the media by the part instead of imparting the hammering effect of vibratory machines. Find a Mechanical Finishing Equipment Supplier Looking for the finishing equipment discussed here? Access hundreds of mechanical finishing equipment suppliers by category. short.pfonline.com/mechsupp. PRODUCTS FINISHING — pfonline.com 95

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