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Centrifugal Iso-Finishing

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<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Centrifugal Iso-Finishing (CIF) is a high-energy finishing method where Centrifugal Barrel Machines are used.</strong></p><p style="text-align: justify;">A great example of this type of machine is the HZ Series. These machines are typically made up of four individual barrels (or drums) mounted on the outer edge of a turret. The turret is rotated in one direction, causing the barrels to rotate in the opposite direction creating very high G-forces or pressures, as well as considerable media sliding action within the drums. The movement mimics that of a ferris wheel. This action is due to either a Timing Belt, V-Belts or Chain that is connected between the main shaft and the centerline of the four barrels. In operation, this turret rotation creates a high centrifugal force. This force compresses the load into a tight mass causing the media and parts to slide against each other removing burrs and creating a superior finish. Short cycle times are realized because of the high centrifugal energy being applied to the parts.<br /><br /><strong>What types of materials can I process in these machines?&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Any type of material can be deburred, polished, or refined in a CBF including: Titanium, Gold, Silver, Zinc, Aluminium, Brass, Steel, Stainless, Pewter, Beryllium, Barium, Cadmium, Vanadium, Copper, Nickel, Zirconium, Tungsten, Iron, Tin, Vasco x-2m,9310, M50, Vim-var, Bismuth, Palladium, Yttrium, Niobium, Magnesium, Manganese, Scandium, Osmium, Plastics, and Glass.<br /><strong><br />What kind of parts are being deburred, finished and polished with Centrifugal Iso-Finishing?</strong></p><p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p><ul style="text-align: justify;"><li>Medical Implants and Orthopedic Devices</li><li>Dental and Orthodontic Parts</li><li>Aerospace Engine Components</li><li>Aerospace Airframe and Structural Components</li><li>Automotive Engine and Powertrain Components (Isotropic Finishing)</li><li>High-Performance Motorsports and Powertrain (Isofinishing)</li><li>Motorcycle engine and powertrain</li><li>Machine Tooling,</li><li>Metal 3D Printed Parts</li><li>Plastic 3D Printed Parts</li><li>Injection Moldings and Machined Plastics</li><li>Springs</li><li>Acrylic and Acetate Polishing</li><li>Precious Jewellery and Fashion Accessory Polishing</li><li>Screw Machine Part Deburring and Super-Finishing</li><li>Eyewear Components</li><li>Firearms and ammunition</li><li>Metal Injection Molded Parts (MIM)</li><li>Investment Castings</li><li>Powdered Metal Parts Smoothing and Polishing</li><li>Deflashing and smoothing of plastics and rubber</li><li>Surface Burnishing for Compressive Stress</li></ul><p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p>
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