Abrasive Flow Machining in Terre Haute IN

Extrude Hone AFM offers expert abrasive flow machining in Terre Haute IN for all your metal parts finishing needs

When dealing with a relatively simple metal part, there may be many possible options for enhancing the finish and removing any small imperfections left behind by the manufacturing process. However, many of these processes have significant limitations for more complex parts. For example, manual polishing is extremely tedious and costly work, and isn’t effective on extremely convoluted passages.

Fortunately, you’ve found a process that can help at Extrude Hone AFM:

Abrasive Flow Machining in Terre Haute IN.

Abrasive flow machining in Terre Haute IN works kind of like liquid sandpaper, utilizing an abrasive-laden polymer media to essentially erode away unwanted metal from the workpiece. This delivers many advantages for the finishing process:

  • It can be used on any metal, from hardened, difficult-to-machine super alloys to soft metals like aluminum
  • Hidden slots, convoluted passages, and cross drilled holes can all be finished with ease
  • Both roughing and finishing can be completed in one process
  • You can finish multiple passages at once or direct flow to one passage at a time using the appropriate tooling
  • We can control different variables in the process to meet your exact specs

Uses for Abrasive Flow Machining in Terre Haute IN

AFM ProcessIWith many different levels of abrasion available, abrasive flow machining in Terre Haute IN can be adapted to all kinds of metal finishing needs, such as:

  • Radiussing: Edges of discs and blades can be finished to a high standard to enhance strength and performance.
  • Surface Stress Relief: Without proper finishing,EDM recast layers and other types of fatigue or stress points can lead to crack propagation and premature parts failure.
  • Polishing: With abrasive flow machining in Terre Haute IN, every millimeter of the workpiece can be polished evenly to deliver the desired surface improvement.
  • Geometry Optimization: Whether you’re talking about a gas or a liquid, the shape and smoothness of the passage will affect flow. Abrasive flow machining can be used to refine interior passages for better flow and better performance from engines, turbines, pumps, and hydraulic parts. Our process is also ideal for enhancing precision through passage dies.
  • Deburring: Burrs of any size can alter flow or otherwise detract from highly precise processes. They are especially problematic for food and medical applications because they can harbor bacteria. Abrasive flow machining provides an easy way to remove burrs and improve surface finishes on even the most convoluted passages.

Partner with Extrude Hone AFM Today

As an expert in abrasive flow machining in Terre Haute IN, Extrude Hone AFM makes an excellent choice of partner for enhancing your metal parts.Call us at (562) 531-2976 or use our online contact form for a quote or more information.