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Frequently Asked Questions About Surface Finishing with Abrasive Flow Machining

Frequently Asked Questions About Surface Finishing with Abrasive Flow Machining

Are you wondering if surface finishing with abrasive flow machining can benefit your operation? Abrasive flow machining has been around for decades and surface finishing is a great end product of the customizable process. Keep reading to learn more about surface finishing with abrasive flow machining!

What are the benefits of surface finishing with abrasive flow machining?

Surface finishing is one of the main reasons that people use abrasive flow machining. That is because surface finish is critical in any passageway that needs to be performing efficiently and at a high level. It doesn’t matter whether it’s food, fuel, air, or oil running through it. With surface finishing, you can remove the burrs and divots in passageways that would otherwise negatively impact the performance of a component. In addition, surface finishing with abrasive flow machining can also remove flow restrictions and the likelihood of contamination.

What metals can abrasive flow machining be applied to?

Are you wondering if abrasive flow machining can be applied to your components? At Extrude Hone AFM, we can apply our abrasive flow machining process to any metal material. This includes titanium, Inconel, and superalloys. We can even apply our abrasive flow machining process to hardened and often difficult to machine metals like copper, bronze, and aluminum. While our process is very versatile, it is important to note that the surface finish will vary based on the passages and type of material that we are working with.

What do typical finish improvements consist of?

At Extrude Hone AFM, out typical finish improvements are:

  • 16-8ra improved to a 3-4ra
  • 32ra improved to an 8ra or better
  • 64ra improved to a 16ra or better
  • 125ra improved to a 63ra or better
  • 300ra to a 125ra or better etc.

While this is what we typically see, our process is able to be completely customized so reach out to discuss how our process can be applied to your project.

Contact Extrude Hone AFM to improve your passage performa2nce today!

When it comes to surface finishing with abrasive flow machining, Extrude Hone AFM is the best in the business. With over 49 years of expertise, you can count on us to provide quality and reliable surface finishing through our fully customized abrasive flow machining process. No matter what your metal material and end specifications are, we can help! Give us a call today at (562) 531-2976 or shoot us an email at info@extrudehoneafm.com to obtain a quote.

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