Vibra Finish restores metal parts with surface engineeringAugust 21, 2018 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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One of the valuable services that Vibra Finish offers is restoration of metal parts – which is especially important because of friction. Moving parts develop nicks, cracks, corrosion, stress, and pits due to friction, affecting the smoothness of their metallic surfaces; the heat of friction can also increase wear and reduce a part’s efficiency. This is why Vibra Finish offers surface engineering to restore metal parts back to their original factory specs.
The advantages over electroplating
There are two main types of part restoration: surface engineering and electroplating. Electroplating consists of filling in all dips, cracks, nicks, and holes with a thin metal coating that is bonded to the authentic surface. This technique is adequate for some metal parts, but is not effective with surface protrusions like bumps. Another disadvantage of electroplating is that coating or plating material that is not as strong as the original metal and/or not bonded strongly can result in peeling areas or scratches.
For this reason, Vibra Finish chooses surface engineering for metal-restoration applications. This technique consists of polishing or grinding the original surface to remove all nicks, bumps, and pits and make the part shiny and smooth again. It involves chemical and mechanical polishing methods that result in a completely smooth surface – sometimes even exceeding the manufacturer’s original specifications.
Another key advantage of surface engineering over electroplating is that it can enhance the efficiency of new parts. This is why the medical field, the military, racing cars, and similar industries rely on this technique for its reliability, effectiveness, and accurate performance. Its advantages include higher fuel efficiency, longer part life, and reduced downtime; this results in lower operating charges, lower equipment costs, and higher productivity for clients.
The latest variation of surface engineering is the patented Isotropic Superfinish Method. This process increases the efficiency capabilities of metal-to-metal contact parts and is recommended particularly for sports cars.
Trust Vibra Finish for superior part restoration with surface engineering.
To learn more, contact Vibra Finish.