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ASM Handbook

Surface Engineering

Edited by
C.M. Cotell
C.M. Cotell
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J.A. Sprague
J.A. Sprague
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F.A. Smidt, Jr.
F.A. Smidt, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
5
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-170-2
Publication date:
1994
Book Chapter

Mass Finishing

By
Edward H. Tulinski
Edward H. Tulinski
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Harper Surface Finishing Systems, Inc.
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Published:
1994
Page range:
118 - 125

Abstract

Mass finishing normally involves loading components to be finished into a container together with abrasive media, water, and compound. This article focuses on basic mass finishing processes, including barrel finishing, vibratory finishing, centrifugal disc and barrel finishing, spindle finishing, and drag finishing. It describes the various factors considered in selecting the most suitable mass finishing process. The article also provides information on consumable materials, process considerations, safety precautions, and waste disposal of mass finishing processes.

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Edward H. Tulinski, 1994. "Mass Finishing", Surface Engineering, C.M. Cotell, J.A. Sprague, F.A. Smidt, Jr.

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