DIFCO now offers vibratory finishing on components to create smoother surfaces even on interior cavities and more safely for delicate parts.
Vibratory finishing is a type of mass finishing manufacturing process used to deburr, radius, descale, burnish clean, and brighten a large number of relatively small parts. This process is typically used to enhance the substrate surface prior to plating or other metal finishing process.
In this batch-type operation, specially shaped pellets of media and the work pieces are placed into the tub of a vibratory tumbler. The tub of the vibratory tumbler and all of its contents are then vibrated. The vibratory action causes the media to rub against the parts which yield the desired result. Depending on the application this can be either a dry or wet process. Unlike tumbling this process can finish internal features, such as holes. It is also quicker and quieter. The process is performed in an open tub so the operator can easily observe if the required finish has been obtained.
Vibratory finishing systems tend to produce a smooth finish because the media essentially laps the parts. Since the load is moving as a unit, very fragile parts are quite safe in the vibrator. There is no tearing action or unequal forces that tend to bend and distort parts. The larger the parts or media are, the faster the cutting action.
DIFCO provides vibratory finishing with the same quality and delivery standards our customers have always appreciated and meets or exceeds all industry surface requirements.