You can improve all types of metal parts with precise internal polishing in Pittsburgh PA
No matter which method may have been used to create a metal part-from EDM to laser sintering to casting-it is bound to have surface imperfections. Imperfections on the walls of interior passages can be especially problematic. They can affect the flow rate of gas or liquid through the part, or even lead to premature stress failure in the case of EDM recast parts.
Should you just accept these problems?
Of course not. Extrude Hone AFM’s internal polishing in Pittsburgh PA offers the ideal solution.
With abrasive flow machining, it is possible to enhance the surface finish of metal parts, without removing so much material that the blueprint specs of the geometry or the internal passages are compromised. Unlike hand tools, our process for internal polishing in Pittsburgh PA can reach deep into every passage, no matter how small and convoluted it may be. The end result is a uniform, consistent finish that will enhance the performance and durability of the part.
Here’s How Internal Polishing in Pittsburgh PA Works:
- We find out which passages you want to polish and create a tool that will direct the flow to these passages while protecting other parts of the workpiece.
- We select the right size of abrasive grit that will deliver the amount of internal polishing in Pittsburgh PA you need. Options range from gravel-like 1000 grit to powder-like 8-grit.
- We mix the grit into the appropriate media, choosing the viscosity and concentration carefully to ensure material is removed from the part at the desired rate.
- We run the AFM process, using a hydraulic ram to pressurize the abrasive media and force it through the workpiece, essentially producing controlled erosion to evenly polish the internal surfaces.
This process is highly customizable and flexible, allowing for precise and predictable internal polishing in Pittsburgh PA. You can rely on our expert staff to help you select the right options for achieving the desired finish improvement on your part, whether you are working with a hard metal such as titanium or a softer one such as aluminum.
Want a Quote?
If you have a part requiring internal polishing in Pittsburgh PA and you would like a quote on the cost and turnaround time of the job, please contact us at (562) 531-2976.