Category Archives: Vibratory Finishing

New Process Finishing Facility Open House Event

State-of-the-art Facility Features Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Factory Tours Right on the heels of celebrating sixty years of success, Precision Finishing Inc. constructed a brand new, 40,000 sqft. facility in Quakertown, PA. The facility was up and running in June … Continue reading

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What Is “Glazed Media” And Why Is It A Problem?

All too often a customer performing vibratory finishing work calls in and tells us “the media is not working like it used to” and they need to change to a media that works.  My thoughts take me to a few … Continue reading

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What is High Energy Finishing?

What is High Energy Finishing? High energy finishing is exactly what you think it is, high energy. A bit redundant, yes, but by using centrifugal force and mechanical advantage, standard vibratory time cycles can be reduced dramatically. High energy processes are used for high polish applications, quick material removal, heavy radiusing, reducing time cycle, you name it. With processing times up to 10x faster and relatively simple to automate, these machines can easily make your processes more efficient. Common choices of equipment are Centrifugal Disc, Centrifugal Barrel, Plunge, Drag and Spindle Finishing Machines. Extensive testing for Media, Compound and machine type is required for efficient and successful processing. All types of parts can be considered for high energy applications. Centrifugal Disc and Barrel machines are well suited to smaller stampings, fine blanked parts, bearings, small castings or forgings and medical components. Larger, more complex parts that require no part on part impingement are typically used in spindle or drag finishing applications.   If you feel you may have a part that would be a good fit for high energy finishing or just plain interested to learn more, don’t hesitate to contact Precision Finishing and Checker Industries for testing and information.

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Wendell August Product Finishing Case Study

Wendell August is a well-known manufacturer of fine giftware and decorative accessories. The company is always striving to provide the highest quality and consistent look to their discriminating customers. In 2000, the company needed to increase throughput while keeping the … Continue reading

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Checker Industries Expands Contract Shop

Checker Industries; Div. of Precision Finishing Inc.  has seen steady growth and success over the last several years and we are now committing to expanding our contract shop capabilities. Much of this growth has been from Western Pennsylvania and Ohio.  … Continue reading

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Washing – The First Step in a Vibratory Process

Many people don’t realize the first step of a vibratory process should be a cleaning process. The main function of the washing process is to remove contaminants such as grease or oil from the parts prior to starting the finishing … Continue reading

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Why Is Chemistry Necessary In Vibratory Finishing?

The first step of the chemistry process is that you look at the type of metal that the parts are composed of. This leads to determining what will happen in the vibratory process. A main question to ask is “what … Continue reading

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Vibratory Compounds

Our line of Chemtrol vibratory compounds has grown with the finishing industry since 1955 and we continue to specialize in the formulation and manufacturing of compounds for use in the vibratory finishing process. The vibratory finishing process has multiple variables … Continue reading

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Six Hints to Make Your Finishing Process Faster – Part 2

To pick-up from the last blog post…here are three more hints to help your finishing process to reduce the time it takes to finish your parts: 4. Research Compound Formulations That Will Speed Up Your Process. Compounds exist in many … Continue reading

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Mass Finishing 101 – Tumbling Finishing – Art versus Science

Mass finishing which includes tumbling finishing is achieved by using one of several types of equipment to enhance the surface aspects of a metal part. This equipment ranges from tumbling barrels to vibratory and centrifugal finishing equipment. The process also … Continue reading

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