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WHY IT WORKS
Manufacturing a component - specifically a toleranced critical surface - gets honed, ground, or otherwise machined, leaving directional topography on a part surface. Based on the technique used, this topography can be visible to the eye or under magnification.
No matter how microscopic this texture may be, it will affect the part to part interaction, windage, wear and tribological properties of the components.
You can only expect your lubricant to do so much. The tolerancing of components is predicated on a lubrication wedge that is responsible for keeping the components from contacting each other and creating friction - causing heat - causing viscosity alterations - causing micro-pitting - causing spalling - causing failure.
The distance between components, defined by the lubrication wedge can be microns wide - necessitating surface roughnesses to be equally sized. If a ground surface has asperities (peaks) over the given wedge value, the parts will ultimately contact each other, propagating a micro-pit. An ASF processed component can resist this type of wear significantly better than a precision honed component.
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ISOTROPIC FINISHING IS NOTHING NEW!
"The term "isotropic" has been around as long as vibratory finishing itself, plainly meaning "non-directional".
ASF and other similar technologies have raised the bar on what traditional vibratory finishing was capable of and given new meaning to "isotropic".
"Your process is better than what we have been using. We are excited to move our process to ASF"
Let's talk about your current Isotopic Superfinishing system or prospective projects. Our Sales Engineers will help you through and challenges and offer competitive and useful insight so you can make the right decisions for your process.
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Our Sub-Contract finishing services are held to PPAP, ISO, FFL, MIL, SAE, and other tight industry standards. Our services include shot peening, vibratory finishing, industrial washing, accelerated surface finishing and more.
Our process development team will help diagnose your project or application at hand, bringing over 250+ years of combined industry experience. utilizing our finishing facilities, come experience first hand the process and equipment before delivery.
The proper equipment is critical to the operation of an ASF process. Our Sales Engineers can guide you through proper equipment selection if you are looking to bring the process in-house.