Tumbling Barrels

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Burrs are unwanted materials or imperfections in the parts that occur during machining processes such as engraving, welding, drilling, turning and milling. Read More…

Tumbling Barrels Tumbling barrels are a type of deburring machinery typically used on hard metals such as steel and stainless steel for the removal of heavy burrs.

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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Able to be used for mass finishing, in which two or more parts are finished together, and burnishing, tumbling barrels can provide deburring with or without the use of deburring media such as ceramics, glass beads, plastics and silicon carbide.

This is possible because the rotational movement of the barrels mimic that of erosion due to environmental causes and smooth surfaces in much the same way.

There are numerous industrial as well as commercial applications for tumbling barrels in industries such as: retail, for the polishing of jewelry and other fine metal applications; manufacturing, for metalworking and plastic fabrication processes; construction, for the deburring of building materials, such as concrete and stone, and hardware, such as fasteners like bolts and screws; and mining, for the cleaning and polishing of stone and rock aggregates. Additional industries that utilize tumbling barrels include agriculture, electronics, semiconductor, automotive and aviation.

Tumbling barrels are typically constructed from steel or a similar composite material and lined with a polymer such as urethane. A high-energy type of deburring machine, the parts or materials are inserted into the tumbling barrels which are then closed.

Once closed, the barrels rotate to provide a sliding action enabling deburring to occur. Tumbling barrels are suitable for both wet and dry deburring applications; however, tumbling barrels are most often used for wet deburring. The most common application of wet deburring is for the processing of metal materials.

Wet tumbling barrels require wet deburring media to function and utilize tumbling compounds that are formed by mixing liquids such as water with solid media, typically abrasive grit.

Wet tumbling barrels are often used for mass finishing applications and enhance the surface appearance and smoothness of the materials being processed. Dry tumbling barrels can utilize dry deburring media such as corn cob, stainless steel, polycarbonate and hardwood, but they do not require the use of a deburring media.

Also able to handle mass finishing, which can also be referred to as batch processing, dry tumbling barrels can also deflashing and grinding. Not often used in tumbling barrels, dry tumbling typically offers a smoother finish and enhanced uniformity of the material versus comparable wet tumbling.

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