Vibratory finishing can vary widely in capability depending on equipment, media and compound. Learn more about media and compound options below.
Typically aluminum oxide or silicon carbide mixed with clay and other additives. Used for a variety of applications, but typically deburr, flash removal, and edge break.
Available in carbon steel or stainless. Excellent for cleaning and burnishing operations. High initial cost but very long lasting.
Longer lifespan and more consistent than ceramic. Can be used for deburr, edge-break, flash removal and polishing.
Similar to plastic but using an oil-based binder instead of water based. Can be used for deburr, edge-break, flash removal and polishing.
Almost always ground corn cob. Normally used as a drying agent after vibratory finishing, but can be used as a polishing media when properly treated.
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Simple effective shape for general deburring. Many formulations and sizes available.
Excellent for contact in radii. Available in many formulations and sizes, straight or angle cut.
Extruded cylinders are available in many diameter/length combinations, either straight or angle cut.
Spherical media, typically used for high polish applications as a carrier for loose abrasive.
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Spherical balls typically used for brightening operations.
Cone shaped in two planes - excellent for brightening on complex shapes.
A ball shape in one plane and cone on the opposite axis. Great for light edge break and brightening/burnishing.
Normally used when media flow through an internal passage is needed.
An elongated ball, used for brightening and basic edge break.
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Nearly all ceramic shapes are also available in plastic or synthetic formulations.
Available in different sized and angles with a variety of abrasive compositions.
Available in several varieties - oval wedge, kite, etc.
Cones are one of the most common shapes of plastic or synthetic media, available in a variety of sizes.
Shaped like a glass lens, almost a hemisphere. Good for polishing operations.
There are countless size, shape, and composition combinations available, les us help find the best fit for your process.
Most vibratory compounds work primarily be helping the media do its' job - keeping the media clean to help with surface improvements.
For re-man operations or overly oily parts from previous operations, strong cleaning compounds can help quickly get your parts ready for the next operation.
Trying to prepare your parts for coating or plating? Surface enhancement compounds help get your parts ready.
Vibratory compounds can help brighten or darken your parts chemically.
For short or long-term storage between operations, we can help with inhibitors to protect your parts.
Exotic alloys and process goals may need something a little extra - our labs and chemists can find the right blend for you.