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How Does the Extrude Honing Process Work?

How Does the Extrude Honing Process Work?

Many people have no idea what abrasive flow machining is and what we do at Extrude Hone AFM. Wondering how the extrude honing and abrasive flow machining process works? Keep reading to learn more!

What is abrasive flow machining?

The first question you probably have is what abrasive flow machining actually is. Well, simply put, abrasive flow machining is a mechanical process that helps smooth and polish surfaces. This works by using hydraulics to push an abrasive laden material through a workpiece. As this material is forced through the workpiece, it polishes and deburrs the inside. Abrasive flow machining can also be used to radius hard to reach areas in different components. It can be used for surface and edge conditioning of external and internal slots, holes, and edges that would otherwise be inaccessible by the human hand. This process if efficient, accurate, and utilized in many different industries.

What factors affect abrasive flow machining and extrude honing?

There are several different factors that affect abrasive flow machining. This includes the flow rate of the abrasive laden material, the consistency of the clay-like or abrasive laden material, the particle size and density of the material, and the inherent hardness of the component. Because there is so much variability in the material that is passed through the component, there is a lot of control over how much material can be removed through extrude honing.

At Extrude Hone AFM, we control the rate at which the abrasive-laden clay-like material flows through the workpiece, as well as how much pressure it puts on the metal component to control how much material is removed. Our process is highly customized and delivers quality components that meet the specs you provide.

How much does extrude honing cost?

The cost of abrasive flow machining or extrude honing really depends on the job being done. At Extrude Hone AFM, we know that every component is different. That is why we customize our process to meet the exact specifications of our customers. To discuss your project and learn what it will cost, give us a call today for a free estimate.

Trust Extrude Honing AFM for all of your abrasive flow machining and extrude honing needs!

At Extrude Hone AFM, we are experts in abrasive flow machining and extrude honing. With over 49 years of experience, you can trust us to get the job done in a timely, affordable, and quality manner that meets your specifications. From the automotive industry to food manufacturing, we do it all! Give us a call at (562) 531-2976 or shoot us an email at to request a quote or ask questions about the extrude honing services that we offer.

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