The increased demand for both high value surgical and dental implants has led to the development of whole new range of equipment, materials and mass finishing processes Whilst 3D is a relatively new development the demand for smoothing of rough surfaces that are a bi-product of the technology it has opened up a whole new field for mass finishing adoption – especially in the high energy machines where both rapid metal removal and highly decorative finishes are needed.
The aircraft industry was an earlier adopter of mass finishing processes both for engine and airframe components. Used extensively in turbine and blade refinement mass finishing has led to huge saving in fuel expenditures as well as enabling the accurate finishing of machined high duty alloy components.
With climate change at the forefront of governments across the globe, an Increase in the need for lower carbon emissions and green energy has resulted in demand for large scale wind farm towers and solar energy. These 90 metre high structures are put under extreme conditions and require long lasting components such as large planetary and sun gears. With the use of our vibratory equipment and ISFP processes, we are able to provide not only longevity but reduction in friction, vibration, and premature failure due to lower operating temperatures.
The Jewellery industry has always relied heavily on the mass finishing processes and in recent years this has been expanded due to the introduction of new and specialised equipment such as high energy centrifugal disc machines and high speed barrel equipment.
Medical & Military
There is no doubt that both industries rely heavily on the use of mass finishing processes and equipment. There are no other industries such as the medical industry where the impact of the quality of surface finishing is more highly felt.
Precision & General Engineering
Mass finishing is used extensively in general engineering in areas such as metal pressing and forming, laser and profile cutting, a wide variety of machining processes, and in all forms of parts casting – particularly in the die and gravity casting industries where mass finishing is often used to produce the basis for decorative finishes.