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Product Title: Advances in Abrasive Flow Machining

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Author: J Randall Gilmore



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Published Date: 2001-01-10

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Abrasive flow machining (AFM) is used to deburr, polish or radius surfaces and edges by flowing a semisolid abrasive media over these areas. The process embraces a wide range of feasible applications: from critical aerospace and medical components to high production volumes of parts. Orbital abrasive flow machining (orbital polishing) is a hybrid technology that combines abrasive flow machining and orbital grinding, providing a technology that can uniformly remove material from virtually any complex-shaped component to achieve burr removal, radiusing or surface finish improvement. The orbital polishing process is highly effective in finishing a variety of materials including aluminum, tool steel, stainless steel, tungsten carbide and ceramics. Author: J. Randall Gilmore, Extrude Hone Corporation, Irwin, PA.


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