Corn Cob Media

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Differing from synthetic types such as ceramic and synthetic plastic media, corn cob media is one of the two main forms of natural deburring media, the other being walnut shell media. Another type of natural deburring media, coconut shell media, is much less commonly used. Read More…

Corn Cob Media Corn cob media is a type of dry deburring media that consists of a treated corn cob ring that has been pulverized into powder form, although the particle size can range from fine to moderate dimensions.

Leading Manufacturers

Addison, IL  |  708-343-6900

Giant Finishing is a well-known manufacturer of deburring equipment and machinery, media and compounds, molding vibratory bowls, multi-stage washers and more. We have over 100 standard models to choose from, or we can custom-manufacture products to meet your needs! In business for two decades, we provide the mass-finishing industry with complete equipment solutions.

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Giant Finishing, Inc. $$$

North Kingstown, RI  |  401-398-0045

OTEC Precision Finish, Inc. is a world-class supplier of mass finishing equipment and supplies. Our primary products include centrifugal disc, drag and stream finishing machines to meet all of your deburring, polishing, grinding and honing requirements. Put us to the test by taking advantage of our free, no obligation sample processing.

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OTEC Precision Finish, Inc. $$$

Kalamazoo, MI  |  269-344-3878

As a leader in vibratory finishing equipment since 1965, CLM VibeTech offers the best features in today’s mass finishing industry, designing & producing a full line of industrial vibratory finishers. We also service & restore nearly any brand. Many styles of deburring to polishing equipment, drying machines, combo machines, secondary equipment & all the media & compounds to complete your process.

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CLM VibeTech, Inc. $$$

Brea, CA  |  866-204-7068

De-burring parts using abrasive blasting cabinets is a very common solution to an old problem, it can be batch loads using tumble barrel blasting machines, manual siphon or direct pressure models and even micro models using direct pressure or siphon delivery. Flash de-burring rubber using plastics is also very common with our Hailstorm model. Media Blast has a full range of models for each and every type of abrasive delivery system allowing us to remove almost any burr.

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Media Blast & Abrasives, Inc. $$$

Warminster, PA  |  267-803-2851

Here at Finishing Associates we offer a full range deburring equipment that is utilized in a number of different industries. We have a long history of successful manufacturing and our experts will work with you every step of the way to determine the best deburring equipment for your application. Turn to Finishing Associates today for high quality solutions!

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Finishing Associates, LLC $$$

New Milford, CT  |  800-423-0697

At A. E. Aubin, we offer a full range of deburring equipment that that has been trusted by multiple industries since our founding in 1959. Our experts will work with you every step of the way to determine the best deburring equipment for your application. Turn to us today for high quality solutions!

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A.E. Aubin Company $$$
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Since corn cobs are organic in nature, corn cob media is an environmentally-friendly alternative especially since it is biodegradable as well as being both re-usable and long-lasting. Able to be used as both deburring and tumbling media, corn cob media can be advantageous for many industrial manufacturing applications since it is capable of absorbing contaminants such as oils, grease and dirt.

Additional industries that utilize corn cob media include: construction, in which it is often used for applications involving log homes and wood refinishing; blasting, for materials such as stone, concrete, wood and various types of metals; metal finishing, for deburring, burnishing and polishing applications; and marine, to polish and deburr the bottom-side of shipping vessels.

Often used to clean and dry wet or soiled parts, corn cob media is used in many functions. Corn cob media can be used in either tumbling barrels or vibratory tumblers, so it can deburr materials or parts in two different ways.

Tumbling barrels are drum-like enclosures that employ rotational motion in order to cause deburring to occur. When used in tumbling barrels, the corn cob media is able to deburr the material in much the same way that water lapping onto shore erodes the beach.

Vibratory finishing equipment also utilize barrels in order to create friction between the corn cob media and the part requiring deburring. However, instead of rotational motion, vibratory tumblers utilize constant vibrations that cause the corn cob media to continuously grind into the parts or material and thus, remove burrs.

Corn cob media works best on softer metals such as brass and bronze. However, it can also be used to deburr materials such as brick, stone, wood and delicate surfaces.

It is most often used in vibratory finishing applications, for use in parts drying and light polishing. The typical shape of corn cob media is angular or blocky and is a very light and soft type of deburring media.

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