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Back to School with Extrude Hone AFM – Abrasive Flow Machining 101

Back to School with Extrude Hone AFM – Abrasive Flow Machining 101

The school buses are running once again, your kids are out of the house, and you just might be feeling a bit of nostalgia. Do you remember your days at school and how even though there were some first day jitters, more than anything there was a buzz of excitement for that first day of school? You might not want to admit it, but do you find yourself missing the smell of new textbooks, the feeling of cracking open a new notebook, or the thrill of tolling into school on the first day wearing a fresh new outfit? Well, Extrude Hone AFM has a gift for you. We’re taking you back to school with a crash course called Abrasive Flow Machining 101!

Q: What is abrasive flow machining?

A: Abrasive flow machining is an interior surface finishing process. By moving an abrasive laded fluid through a component, the rough surfaces can be smoothed or finished. In addition, abrasive flow machining can also be used to radius components or remove material from them as well.

Q: Is abrasive flow machining known as anything else?

A: Yes, abrasive flow machining is also known as extrude honing. The interior surface finishing process is also known as abrasive flow deburring. While these names can be used interchangeably, the most common names are abrasive flow machining or extrude honing.

Q: How can the amount of material being removed be controlled?

A: By controlling the flow, speed, pressure, and viscosity of the abrasive laden fluid being pushed through the workpiece, the amount of material removed can be controlled. Extrude honing is a customized process that needs to be tailored on a project by project basis for the best, most precise results.

Q: Who offers extrude honing services?

A: If you are looking for extrude honing services in the United States, look no further than Extrude Hone AFM! Since 1971, we have been providing extrude honing services for over 49 years. No matter where you are located in the country or what industry you fall under, we can take care of all of your extrude honing and abrasive flow machining needs. There’s no too big or too small for our experienced team.

Contact Extrude Hone AFM today to request a quote on your part!  

If you are in need of extrude honing services, contact Extrude Hone AFM today at (562) 531-2976. Since 1971, we’ve been providing quality extrude honing services throughout the country and we would be happy to extend those services to you as well. Whether you are looking to have an engine cylinder deburred or a semiconductor surface polished, the experts at Extrude Hone AFM can help. Just give us a call to request a quote for extrude honing services on your components.