Abrasive flow machining (AFM) is a finishing method used to remove burrs and polishes from a workpiece. It does so by extruding an abrasive media through a workpiece. As the abrasive media flows across the inner and outer surfaces of the workpiece it erodes away burrs and other surface imperfections.
Many manufacturing companies in Buffalo, NY include AFM as part of their production process. When they need the highest quality abrasive media, they turn to Deburring & Finishing Technologies. For more than a decade, Deburring & Finishing Technologies has been a leading provider of abrasive extrude media in Buffalo, NY.
The Benefits of The Abrasive Flow Machining Process
The AFM process provides many benefits to Akron area manufacturers. AFM improves the performance, function, and useful lifespan of a part in ways that other finishing processes can’t. It’s ideal for deburring and finishing workpieces with complex surface geometries and hard to reach internal passages. The process is often more effective and cost-efficient than other finishing methods, producing accurate and repeatable results, with shorter cycle times. Aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, energy production, and medicine are just a few of the industries that rely on AFM.
Extrude Hone Media in Buffalo, NY
The abrasive media, also known as abrasive flow media or extrude hone media, is a chemically inert compound created by combining an abrasive material with a carrier medium. Many different materials can be used as an abrasive; aluminum oxide and silicon carbide are popular because of their hardness. The carrier medium usually consists of a polymer material.
The type, size, and density of the abrasive materials, as well as the viscosity of the carrier medium, are determined by the composition of the workpiece material. In Akron, extrude hone media can be precisely formulated for use on a wide range of materials, including plastic, ceramic, and metal parts. Metals as hard as steel and titanium can be deburred and polished to perfection using the AFM process. The rate at which the material is removed is dependent on many factors, including abrasive concentration, fluid viscosity, particle size, and flow rate.
Contact Buffalo, NY Extrude Hone Media Company Deburring & Finishing Technologies
The type of extrude hone media used is critical to the successful outcome of any AFM project. That’s why so many local manufacturers turn to Deburring & Finishing Technologies for solutions. Many of Harrisburg’s largest companies choose Deburring & Finishing Technologies as their go-to source for dependable, high-quality extrude hone media.
We’ve been providing premium abrasive flow machining services, equipment, and consumables to businesses throughout the Buffalo, NY area since 2009, including extrude hone media. With more than 50 different options to choose from, we can custom formulate a batch of extrude hone media to meet the requirements of just about any AFM job. Our team of engineers, technicians, and support personnel are here to deliver the solutions you need to meet production demands and stay competitive.
You can get in touch with Deburring & Finishing Technologies through our website or call us at (412) 849-1522 to discuss your AFM project, custom abrasive hone media needs, and get a quote.