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ASM Handbook

Aluminum Science and Technology

Edited by
Kevin Anderson, FASM
Kevin Anderson, FASM
Mercury Marine
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John Weritz
John Weritz
Aluminum Association
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J. Gilbert Kaufman, FASM
J. Gilbert Kaufman, FASM
Kaufman Associates
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ASM International
Volume
2A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-207-5
Publication date:
2018
Book Chapter

Mechanical Finishing of Aluminum[1]

By
Michael E. Finn
Michael E. Finn
Finn Metalworking and Cutting Solutions
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Published:
2018
Page range:
542 - 551
Publication history
November 22, 2018

Abstract

Mechanical finishes usually can be applied to aluminum using the same equipment used for other metals. This article describes the two types of grinding used in mechanical finishing: abrasive belt grinding and abrasive wheel grinding. It reviews the binders and fluid carriers used in buffing, and discusses satin finishing and barrel finishing. It also describes lapping and honing techniques that are of special interest in treating aluminum parts that have received hard anodic coatings. Honing recommendations for aluminum alloys are presented in a table.

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Michael E. Finn, 2018. "Mechanical Finishing of Aluminum", Aluminum Science and Technology, Kevin Anderson, FASM, John Weritz, J. Gilbert Kaufman, FASM

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