Also known as mass finishing, vibratory finishing is a process in which a large volume of parts tumble amid a mass of media, water and compound inside a vibrating chamber. Typically driven by an out-of- balance motor, the vibratory motion enables the mass of media to use friction to deliver a wide range of finishes to a large volume of parts. These processes can include cleaning, deburring, blending, surface preparation, finishing, burnishing, and polishing.
Most media used in vibratory finishing is either ceramic or plastic, but steel and stainless steel can be used for burnishing applications. The majority of Vibratory Equipment are categorized into bowls, tubs, high energy systems and tumble barrels. Wastewater systems are common in most vibratory or mass finishing applications and are also available from SurfacePrep.