Wherever metals come into contact with each other contact stresses and friction occur. Both these conditions regulate and reduce the performance and compromise the design of the component. Super-finishing – often called CASF (Chemically Accelerated Surface Finishing) is a means of regaining those losses by producing a superfine finish where it is most needed.
BV has developed a range of super-finishing systems which produce extremely low surface roughness values and highly polished appearances. The main benefits to this include:
- Reduced Friction
- Reduced Heat
- Greatly increased service life
- Improved efficiency which provides higher power outputs
This technology is mainly applied to automotive gear train systems and certain engine components (like crankshafts and camshafts). Locally this process is widely used in Australian V8 supercars and other motorsport race teams. Other uses include wind turbines, aircraft components, and mining equipment where long service life is essential.
For further information, please visit www.hpsf.com.au