Extrude Hone AFM is here to help with abrasive flow machining in Pittsburgh PA
When dealing with a relatively simple metal part, there may be many possible options for enhancing the finish and removing any small imperfections left behind by the manufacturing process. However, many of these processes have significant limitations for more complex parts. For example, manual polishing is extremely tedious and costly work, and isn’t effective on extremely convoluted passages.
Lucky for you, you’ve found a process that can help at Extrude Hone AFM
Abrasive flow machining in Pittsburgh PA utilizes specially formulated polymer media to suspend abrasive grit and deliver it evenly to every corner of the workpiece being finished. This process offers several important advantages over other finishing methods:
- It can be used on any metal, from hardened, difficult-to-machine super alloys to soft metals like aluminum
- Hidden slots, convoluted passages, and cross drilled holes can all be finished with ease
- Both roughing and finishing can be completed in one process
- You can finish multiple passages at once or direct flow to one passage at a time using the appropriate tooling
- We can control different variables in the process to meet your exact specs
Uses for Abrasive Flow Machining in Pittsburgh PA
With many different levels of abrasion available, abrasive flow machining in Pittsburgh PA can be adapted to all kinds of metal finishing needs, such as:
- Radiussing: By providing a gentle, even, and continuous radiused edge AFM can enhance all kinds of parts, including aerospace parts like jet engine discs.
- Surface Stress Relief: EDM recast layers can be removed to eliminate risk of failure on highly stressed components.
- Polishing: With abrasive flow machining in Pittsburgh PA, every millimeter of the workpiece can be polished evenly to deliver the desired surface improvement.
- Geometry Optimization: AFM can be used as an aftermarket improvement on engine parts like manifolds, turbines, pumps, and hydraulic parts to optimize flow through the passages without affecting volume. AFM is also very useful for resizing precision dies.
- Deburring: Burrs of any size can alter flow or otherwise detract from highly precise processes. They are especially problematic for food and medical applications because they can harbor bacteria. AFM provides a simple way to remove burrs and other imperfections, improving surface finishes by 90 percent with minimal dimensional change.
Partner with Extrude Hone AFM Today
If you have any metal parts that could benefit from abrasive flow machining in Pittsburgh PA, please contact us today to learn more about our process and get a quote on your job.