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Used in many types of deburring, polishing machines utilize very fine abrasive deburring compounds such as fine-grit aluminum oxides, polycarbonates, sand and ceramics. Read More…

Polishing Machine Polishing machines include a wide variety of equipment used to enhance the surface appearance of parts or materials with minimum material removal.
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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.

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OTEC Precision Finish, Inc. $$$

Addison, IL  |  708-343-6900

We have the deburring machines that you need right now! Our researchers work hard in order to be able to bring you only the best products available today for the greatest possible value.

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Giant Finishing, Inc. $$$

Brighton, MI  |  248-446-1970

As far as deburring technology is concerned, we have specialized in the development of customer-specific machines. We provide tailor-made solutions for mechanical deburring and finishing of complex workpiece contours. High-precision bores and burr-free workpiece surfaces are our profession – with over 50 years of experience. We set international standards with our premium technologies and we are leading experts in honing and mechanical deburring. We take pride in our level of expertise.

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KADIA Inc. $$$

Apex, NC  |  919-772-0115

ATI Industrial Automation is the leading engineering-based world developer of robotic accessories and robot arm tooling, including Automatic Tool Changers, Multi-axis Force/Torque Sensing Systems, Robotic Deburring Tools, Robotic Collision Sensors, Rotary Joints, and Compliance Devices. Our robot end-effector products are found in thousands of successful applications around the world.

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ATI Industrial Automation, Inc. $$$

South Elgin, IL  |  708-345-5300

Great Lakes Finishing Equipment, Inc. is a leading supplier of the deburring equipment, machines, and supplies for all your mass finishing projects. This equipment includes continuous systems, vibratory bowls, tubs, and high energy centrifugal barrel machines. Let our deburring specialists work with you to find the best deburring machinery for your project.

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Great Lakes Finishing Equipment $$$
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The main purpose of polishing machines in deburring processes is the removal of burrs, or unwanted materials on parts created by machining processes such as welding, etching, engraving, drilling and turning.

Thus, although minimum materials are typically removed, polishing machinery used in deburring applications must still accomplish some, targeted, material removal.

Some of the many diverse industries that benefit from polishing machines include: automotive and aviation, for polishing of exterior components such as the metal body frames and hubcaps for an enhanced appearance; industrial manufacturing, for polishing of small components such as bolts and hinges where little material removal is required; retail, for applications including the polishing of gems, decorative stones and fine metals for jewelry; and construction, for the polishing of building materials such as tile, marble, stone and concrete.

Polished Products Polishing Machine - OTEC Precision Finish, Inc.

In accordance with the wide variety of applications, there are an extensive array of polishing machines that range in size, shapes and the means in which polishing is achieved.

There are two main ways in which polishing machines accomplish deburring: through vibrations or rotational force. Widely used as polishing machines, vibratory tumblers utilize barrels to contain parts or materials that are then subjected to continuous vibrations that serve to grind and polish away burrs.

Vibratory tumblers are generally used for smaller parts polishing, along with other types of polishing machinery including polishing lathes, hand-held wheels, belt grinders and abrasive nylon brushes.

Rotational tumblers may also be used, although instead of vibrations, they function to polish by enabling a sliding motion through the utilization of rotational movement.

Both types of tumblers often use abrasive tumbling media, but do not require it. For large parts polishing applications, polishing machines often require the addition of belts, wheels or brushes. Not only requiring extra parts, large part polishing is typically done through automated processes such as robotic polishing.

One common type of polishing is buffing, a process that uses very low abrasion to produce extremely smooth and shiny surfaces. Buffing compounds can be added during the polishing process in order to coat surfaces with a protective coating, often able to come in a wide variety of colors if desired.

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