Precision Finishing, Inc.

Flocculation Treatment of Vibratory Water
Agricultural & Farming Products

Flocculation Treatment of Vibratory Water

Flocculation is a waste water treatment process that uses a clay polymer to coagulate the solids in the vibratory waste water stream. This coagulation generates larger particles of the contaminants and metals which then can be filtered out of the waste stream. This is typically accomplished via a paper bed filer or a centrifuge. Once this floc is removed from the waste stream the filtered water...

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What Is Ball Burnishing?

What Is Ball Burnishing?

A bright, highly reflective surface can be achieved in a vibratory process commonly referred to as ball burnishing. This specialized process combines the weight and brightness of steel media with compounds designed to produce a specific color and luster in the work piece(s). It's major function is to make parts look bright or burnished". In ball burnishing heavy, dense steel media impacts the...

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What Is Reclaim and Why Is It Useful?
Agricultural & Farming Products

What Is Reclaim and Why Is It Useful?

What is a reclaimer? Simply stated a media reclaimer is a unit or system designed to automatically separate dust and debris from good, reusable blast media. Why is reclaim useful? A reclaim system will greatly improve productivity. A properly adjusted reclaimer, continuously removes dust (& broken particles & fines) from good media then automatically returns good media to a hopper for re-use....

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The Benefits of Sample Processing
Material Handling & Storage

The Benefits of Sample Processing

A metals fabricator recently purchased a vibratory bowl from Precision Finishing so that they can tumble parts in-house. This was a new process for them, and they realized that they lacked the expertise to run this efficiently. The fabricator sent us a representative quantity of a part to tumble in Precision Finishing's lab so that we could develop a process for them to use with their machine. A...

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Rust Inhibitors - Keeping Rust Out of the Finishing Process
Packaging Products & Equipment

Rust Inhibitors - Keeping Rust Out of the Finishing Process

It is no secret that rust causes rejections and failures of manufactured metal parts. The application and use of rust inhibitors is critical to reduce the cost of corrosion during the manufacturing process. A rust inhibitor is a chemical compound that decreases the corrosion rate of metal alloys. A rust inhibitor forms a thin film or passivation layer on the surface of the metal that hinders the...

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Machinery & Machining Tools

When Should You Consider Recycling Vibratory Waste Water?

If you are paying for your water and you are operating a large or multiple vibratory pieces of equipment, your water bill could be substantial. Recycling your waste water could significantly reduce your cost of operation. Also, if you are looking to add Green technology to your manufacturing operations, recycling your vibratory waste COULD be an easy way to GO GREEN! Not only could you save...

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Isotropic Finishing

Isotropic Finishing

It seems recently there has been more talk about the advantages of an isotropic, non directional finish on machined surfaces obtained through a chemically accelerated vibratory process. It isn't necessary to utilize a chemically accelerated chemistry to achieve an isotropic finish. The vibratory finishing process is what is producing the isotropic non directional finish which reduces or...

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Reclaim Systems - Keeping Down the Dust and Increasing Productivity
Agricultural & Farming Products

Reclaim Systems - Keeping Down the Dust and Increasing Productivity

When you are blasting, does it seem to be a dust storm inside your cabinet and at times difficult to see the uniformity of your blast? This is because your reclaim isn't balanced correctly or you don't have one on your system. Dust can be considered the number one enemy of a blasting operation. When purchasing or using a blast cabinet, many people feel the additional cost of a reclaim isn't...

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Machinery & Machining Tools

Mass Finishing 101 - Tumbling Finishing - Art Versus Science

Mass finishing which includes tumbling finishing is achieved by using one of several types of equipment to enhance the surface aspects of a metal part. This equipment ranges from tumbling barrels to vibratory and centrifugal finishing equipment. The process also involves a finishing medium, water and a chemical compound. The media can consist of ceramic, plastic, steel and agra-media depending...

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Services

Sample Processing

Sample processing is providing a finish on a sample part through a process of testing to achieve the specifications required. The testing establishes the process or processes which meet the customer's requirements. These processes can be many different types including tumbling, blasting and more. The way we approach the sampling process is by concentrating on listening, very carefully and truly...

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Company News

Precision Finishing Inc. Ground Breaking Event for New Facility

Sellersville, PA - July 2016: In 2015, Precision Finishing Inc. celebrated sixty years of success. The company has been on a growth path and needed to expand and upgrade the entire Sellersville, PA operation. The company has selected a new building site and will be celebrating the start of a new chapter in the company’s history. A Groundbreaking event will take place on July, 18th from 3pm to...

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Company News

Customer Service Changes and Expansion

Precision Finishing Inc. is growing steadily; as such we have been restructuring our customer service team with the intent to provide more focus and expertise for all of our customers. With this growth comes some changes which started a couple of years ago when we took advantage of Laura Rambo’s customer service experience and moved her into an inside sales position.Â-  Dawn Bryan was then...

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Checker Industries Expands Contract Shop
Company News

Checker Industries Expands Contract Shop

Checker Industries; Div. of Precision Finishing Inc.Â-  has seen steady growth and success over the last several years and we are now committing to expanding our contract shop capabilities. Much of this growth has been from Western Pennsylvania and Ohio.  To accommodate this demand we are increasing our vibratory finishing department in Pittsburgh. This will assist in reducing...

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Company News

New Blast Room Added To Facility

Recently Precision Finishing Inc. has added a 10' wide x 20' long and 10' high blast room to their ISO 9000 compliant blasting facility. Precision Finishing Inc. is recognized for their quality blasting of industrial parts and this room now enables them to extend their quality blasting to large fabrications. This size of room will enable us to efficiently handle a wide variety of part sizes. The...

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Flocculation Treatment of Vibratory Water
Agricultural & Farming Products

Flocculation Treatment of Vibratory Water

Flocculation is a waste water treatment process that uses a clay polymer to coagulate the solids in the vibratory waste water stream. This coagulation generates larger particles of the contaminants and metals which then can be filtered out of the waste stream. This is typically accomplished via a paper bed filer or a centrifuge. Once this floc is removed from the waste stream the filtered water...

Read More »
What Is Ball Burnishing?

What Is Ball Burnishing?

A bright, highly reflective surface can be achieved in a vibratory process commonly referred to as ball burnishing. This specialized process combines the weight and brightness of steel media with compounds designed to produce a specific color and luster in the work piece(s). It's major function is to make parts look bright or burnished". In ball burnishing heavy, dense steel media impacts the...

Read More »
What Is Reclaim and Why Is It Useful?
Agricultural & Farming Products

What Is Reclaim and Why Is It Useful?

What is a reclaimer? Simply stated a media reclaimer is a unit or system designed to automatically separate dust and debris from good, reusable blast media. Why is reclaim useful? A reclaim system will greatly improve productivity. A properly adjusted reclaimer, continuously removes dust (& broken particles & fines) from good media then automatically returns good media to a hopper for re-use....

Read More »
The Benefits of Sample Processing
Material Handling & Storage

The Benefits of Sample Processing

A metals fabricator recently purchased a vibratory bowl from Precision Finishing so that they can tumble parts in-house. This was a new process for them, and they realized that they lacked the expertise to run this efficiently. The fabricator sent us a representative quantity of a part to tumble in Precision Finishing's lab so that we could develop a process for them to use with their machine. A...

Read More »
Rust Inhibitors - Keeping Rust Out of the Finishing Process
Packaging Products & Equipment

Rust Inhibitors - Keeping Rust Out of the Finishing Process

It is no secret that rust causes rejections and failures of manufactured metal parts. The application and use of rust inhibitors is critical to reduce the cost of corrosion during the manufacturing process. A rust inhibitor is a chemical compound that decreases the corrosion rate of metal alloys. A rust inhibitor forms a thin film or passivation layer on the surface of the metal that hinders the...

Read More »
Machinery & Machining Tools

When Should You Consider Recycling Vibratory Waste Water?

If you are paying for your water and you are operating a large or multiple vibratory pieces of equipment, your water bill could be substantial. Recycling your waste water could significantly reduce your cost of operation. Also, if you are looking to add Green technology to your manufacturing operations, recycling your vibratory waste COULD be an easy way to GO GREEN! Not only could you save...

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