Ball Burnishing Services

Ball Burnishing, or ballizing, is a replacement for other bore finishing operations such as grinding, honing, or polishing. A ballizing tool consists of one or more over-sized balls that are pushed through a hole. The tool is similar to a broach, but instead of cutting away material, it plows it out of the way.

Media/Sand Blasting also known as abrasive blasting, which is a generic term for the process of smoothing, shaping and cleaning a hard surface by forcing solid particles across that surface at high speeds; the effect is similar to that of using sandpaper, but provides a more even finish with no problems at corners or crannies. Sandblasting equipment typically consists of a chamber in which sand and air are mixed. The mixture travels through a hand-held nozzle to direct the particles toward the surface or work piece. Nozzles come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials.

Bead Blasting is the process of removing surface deposits by applying fine glass beads at high pressure without damaging the surface. Bead blasting is often used in creating a uniform surface finish on machined parts. Bead blasting is preferred over sandblasting, in situations where sandblasting tends to create a greater surface profile than bead blasting.

Centrifugal Barrel Finishing machines are typically made up of two or four individual barrels (or drums) mounted on the outer edge of a turret. The turret is rotated in one direction, causing the barrels to rotate in the opposite direction creating very high G-forces or pressures, as well as considerable media sliding action within the drums. The movement mimics that of a ferris wheel. This action is due to either a Timing Belt, V-Belts or Chain that is connected between the main shaft and the centerline of the 4 barrels. In operation, this turret rotation creates a high centrifugal force. This force compresses the load into a tight mass causing the media and parts to slide against each other removing burrs and creating a superior finish.

Degreasing also known as aqueous cleaning uses water as its primary solvent.  Some of our customers require dry and oil-free parts before shipping to their customers. We offer cleaning and packaging so that the final finish is dry and clean.  Our assembly-line process and automated commercial part washers speed up turnarounds without ever compromising on quality.

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