Top factors to consider when selecting a finishing compoundOctober 18, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Finishing compounds are used to give surfaces their desired finish. They can be used on metal parts, wood, textile, leather and more, to give each surface the functionality, fit and esthetics that the customer specifies, whether that is a soft, smooth or flexible finish, or one resistant to fire, corrosion and rusting. However, there are many types of finishing compounds to consider, and certain factors to keep in mind during the selection process.
There are many types of finishing compounds that can be used in vibratory finishing applications. The type chosen depends on the material to be treated, the desired surface finish, and the application and process requirements.
For example, it is important to consider what type of equipment will be used in the finishing process. Some compounds are designed for specific use with tumbling systems, while others are more suited for use with vibratory systems. It is also important to consider whether the finishing process is wet or dry, as some compounds are made strictly for use in wet applications, and others are meant for dry applications.
Deburring compounds are made to keep the deburring debris suspended during the finishing process to ensure that there is no re-depositing, while descaling compounds have properties needed to remove scales. Compounds used for polishing are designed to provide conditioning and rinsability, while helping to brighten the surface and offer suspension properties to keep debris at bay.
Liquid compounds are the most commonly used, as they can be metered at the correct dilution rate using an automatic compound dispensing system. Powder compounds are typically only recommended for special applications.
An industry leader
For more than 40 years, Vibra Finish has offered compounds that not only give its customers the best results, but they are also environmentally friendly. Its compounds are blended using the highest quality ingredients and the strictest quality control procedures. The company tests all of its custom-blended products in its production finishing facilities and sample parts processing lab prior to selling them. Its lineup includes liquid alkaline cleaners, acidic burnishing compounds, washing compounds, rust inhibitors and powdered cleaning and abrasive compounds.
To learn more, contact Vibra Finish.