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Back to School: Extrude Honing 101

Back to School: Extrude Honing 101

While school might look a bit different this year, kids around the country are heading back! Whether that means hopping on a bus or parking themselves in front of a laptop in their living room, it’s time for them to get back to learning. At Extrude Hone AFM, we believe you’re never too old to learn, which is why we are taking you back to school with Extrude Honing 101!

What is extrude honing?

Extrude honing, also known as abrasive flow machining, is a process to deburr and polish surfaces. The process works by taking a chemically inactive abrasive-laden media and pushing it through a component using hydraulic pressure. The abrasive media changes the surface characteristics of the component, smoothing it, much like sandpaper does to wood. The process is designed for deburring, polishing, radiussing, and other applications in areas that would be too hard to reach by hand.

What industries utilize abrasive flow machining?

There are many different industries that utilize extrude honing and abrasive flow machining. That is because the process enables you to smooth surfaces and deburr components with interior passages that would otherwise be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to accomplish manually. At Extrude Hone AFM, we have provided our services to the following industries:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Dies, Molds & Gears
  • EDM Recast Removal
  • Food Processing
  • Hydraulics
  • Medical
  • Turbines & Pumps

The list doesn’t stop here though! Just because you do not see and industry on our list, doesn’t mean that we cannot offer our quality extrude honing services!

Can the extrude honing process be customized?

Yes, the extrude honing process can be completely customized. The rate of removal from a component can be altered by changing the abrasiveness of the media, viscosity, particle density, and pressure by which it is applied. At Extrude Hone AFM, we can work within tight tolerances due to the customizable nature of our process.

If you need extrude honing service, contact Extrude Hone AFM today!

If you require extrude honing services, Extrude Hone AFM is the company to contact! That is because we have been providing extrude honing services for over 49 years. As one of the first in the business, we know the ins and outs of the extrude honing process. It does not matter what industry you are in because we have experience with them all. Our process is entirely customizable based on the project and how much material needs to be removed. Because we have decades of experience, we can deliver quality results within strict tolerance levels. If you need extrude honing services, contact us today at (562) 531-2976 or info@extrudehoneafm.com to discuss your project and obtain a quote.

To learn more about the reliable and quality extrude honing and abrasive flow machining services that we offer, visit us on the web at Extrude Hone AFM.