The Importance of Chemistry in Vibratory or Tumbling Finishing and Cleaning

2023-07-11T18:15:29+00:00August 26th, 2022|Cleaning, Finishing|

The vibratory or tumbling method is cost-effective, consumes low energy and allows simultaneous and reproducible finishing of a large quantity of machined parts or tools. In this batch-type operation, the workpieces are placed with random or preformed media into a vibratory tub or tumbler. In the case of the vibratory finisher, a predetermined mixture of water and chemistry (often referred to as “soap”) is added during operation. The type of media selected will determine the type of finish–from abrasive media for deburring or edge breaking to hard [...]