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.
Edward H. Tulinski, Mass Finishing, Surface Engineering, Vol 5, ASM Handbook, Edited By C.M. Cotell, J.A. Sprague, F.A. Smidt, Jr., ASM International, 1994, p 118–125, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v05.a0001234
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