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In the world of metal manufacturing, the journey from a raw part to a finely finished product often involves overcoming the challenge of imperfections left by standard processes like casting, laser sintering, EDM, or conventional machining. While basic shapes might have several finishing options, the story changes when dealing with complex geometries and precise specifications. That's where Extrude Hone AFM comes into the picture with abrasive flow machining in Los Angeles CA. Not sure how AFM can help you? Keep reading to learn more!

Abrasive Flow Machining is a Game-Changer in Metal Finishing

Imagine a process similar to liquid sandpaper. That's essentially how abrasive flow machining works. The process utilizes a polymer media embedded with abrasive particles to meticulously remove excess metal from your workpiece. This innovative method boasts several key advantages:

  • With the right abrasive grit and viscosity of polymer media, AFM can be used on any metal from titanium to aluminum
  • It reaches areas hand tools and line-of-sight methods cannot
  • It provides roughing and finishing in one pass
  • You can finish multiple passages at once or direct flow to one passage at a time using the appropriate tooling
  • The process can be tailored to provide aggressive removal or delicate honing to your exact specs

As you can see, there are many benefits to utilizing abrasive flow machining in Los Angeles CA.

Diverse Applications of Abrasive Flow Machining

Our ability to modify the AFM process means it's ideal for a variety of applications, such as:

  • Radiussing for Aerospace: Creating continuous, true-edge radii for critical aerospace components.
  • Surface Stress Relief: Removing EDM recast layers to prevent failure in high-stress parts.
  • Precision Polishing: Achieving smooth finishes in complex shapes and intricate internal passages, without exceeding blueprint specs.
  • Geometry Optimization: Enhancing the efficiency of engine parts and precision dies by optimizing internal flow dynamics.
  • Deburring for Safety: Removing tiny burrs that could impact performance or pose health risks in food processing or medical components, improving surface finishes significantly.

It is important to note that this list is not all-encompassing. Contact us to discuss your abrasive flow machining needs and see how we can help.

Partner with the Experts in Abrasive Flow Machining

With over 53 years in the industry, Extrude Hone AFM is one of the best when it comes to abrasive flow machining in Los Angeles CA. We are committed to delivering top-notch improvements for your metal parts. Reach out to us at (562) 531-2976 or connect online to get a quote and learn more about the services that we offer. Elevate your metal parts' quality with our expert abrasive flow machining services.

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