Vibratory finishing is a process that works on a chemical-mechanical basis to finish surfaces. In the work bowl you put workpieces, media, water and compound, which are put into motion by a vibratory drive system. This causes a constant relative movement of the media and the workpieces. The interaction of the water, compound, media and machine produces the required surface finish of metal and non-metal parts. Since the entire content moves like a unit, extremely fragile parts in the machine are completely safe. There is no tearing or unequal forces that could lead to bending or distortion of parts.
Vibratory finishing is used for:
- Deburring: vibratory finishing is an economical and effective method to remove edges of fraying from metal and non-metal parts, which are results of processing or manufacturing process.
- Polishing and smoothing: makes smooth, shiny and reflective final surface. With polishing / smoothing you achieve high quality preparation of parts. Compound and media, which are specially prepared for these processes, roughness peaks that provide a high friction are removed.
- Super finishing: preparation of high quality smooth surface.
- Oil and rust cleaning: removing of impurities, grease and dirt from workpieces.
- Pre-plate finishing: preparation of flat, smooth surface before the next application of plate or coating.
- Ball burnishing: high-intensive process, usually with stainless steel balls to obtain a bright final gloss.
- Antique look for marble and painted parts of metal or plastics: To give stone or parts an antique finish mainly vibrators are used. In vibratory finishing, the components are undergoing an "artificial" aging process. After finished process, they look like they have already been in use for several years. This antiquing gives the material an identical look in shortest time for restoration works.