Vibratory Finishing Compounds
A Deep Dive into Vibratory Finishing Compounds
Vibratory finishing is a manufacturing process widely utilized to improve the surface qualities of various workpieces. This process makes use of specially formulated compounds combined with vibratory finishing equipment. Here’s what you need to know about vibratory finishing compounds:
What are Vibratory Finishing Compounds?
Vibratory finishing compounds are specially formulated chemicals used in vibratory equipment to aid in the surface enhancement of a range of materials, including plastic, glass, wood, stone, ceramic, rubber, and more. They play a crucial role in deburring, edge breaking, and polishing applications.
Vibratory Finishing Compounds provide various benefits to your vibratory finishing process, they are:
- Cleaning of dirty surfaces and brightening of various metals
- Suspension of fines within the process preventing them from becoming re-deposited onto the media or into the part surfaces.
- Create lubricity and cushioning during the process
- Protection of parts from corrosion and oxidation
Below is a list of some of our standard Vibratory Compounds. Please contact us to order or for more information.
Liquid compounds are the foundation of the modern surface finishing process. Thanks to their ability to remove contaminants such as metal and/or media fines from the process, they keep the components and the media clean and ensure a repeatable high quality mass finishing process.
Choose the right product for your application. This will guarantee that your solution is both economical and environmentally-friendly.
Recirculation compounds are formulated to provide a consistent process quality for every application and ensure long service intervals for the process water.
These compounds are best for use in closed loop water recycling systems but can also be used in flow through processes.
The grinding process is particularly economical with grinding pastes in non-circulated processes. We have also have easy-to-use grinding pastes in powder form that are suitable for wastewater circulation.
The polishing process refines, super finishes and produces mirror-bright, high polish surfaces. Polishing pastes are designed to produce the required surface finish, are environmentally-friendly and economical to utilize. In addition to pastes, we have also powdered products for use with re-circulation systems.
Accelerated Surface Finishing
Mass Finishing Product Selection
Chemical Makeup and Importance
The specific chemistry of vibratory finishing compounds can vary, but many contain surfactants, abrasive materials, and other chemicals that aid in the finishing process. Their primary goal is to accelerate the finishing process while ensuring that the desired finish is achieved uniformly across all workpieces.
Brands and Suppliers
Companies like Vibro Ltd, Chemtrol, and Vibra Dry are known in the industry for their quality compounds and equipment. Their logos, often representing trust and quality, can be seen on the products they manufacture.
Usage and Application
Vibratory finishing compounds are typically added to the vibratory finishing machine alongside the workpieces and media, like ceramic or plastic shapes. The vibration causes the workpieces, media, and compound to interact, resulting in the desired surface finish.
Vibratory finishing compounds, with their unique formulations, play an indispensable role in achieving the desired finishes on a wide range of materials. By understanding their applications and types, manufacturers can ensure that their operations yield high-quality, consistently finished products.
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