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Mass finishing basics

What is mass finishing ?

Mass finishing also called trovalisation, vibropolishing, tumbling or microfinition, incorporates techniques such as polishing , deburring,fr, brightening, rayonage, deoxidation

Mass finishing was inspired by natural phenomena :

Regular flow of water from a river or the ebb and flow of the sea turns rough stones into pebbles perfectly polished.


The needed ingredients are in these processes :


The parts to be polished or deburred are introduced into a chamber that contains abrasive ; this chamber is set in motion (en général vibration ou rotation).

The removal of material, quality of polishing [1] and the surface condition obtained depend on the composition and size of the media,fr; as well, speed settings and cycle time are fundamental.

Our technical team with its test laboratory composed of more than 40 different equipment is at your disposal to assist you reactively.

Polishing [1], deburring,fr [2], radiusing, deoxidation, smoothing, degreasing, sandblasting [1], blasting, surface cleaning, descaling, correspond to the different possible applications of this method using friction between the chips and parts .

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A page “"glossary"” will allow you to better understand some technical terms.

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