The final step in the plating process, grinding away unwanted burrs, sharp edges and providing a polished surface. The shape of media material and size of vibratory machine may vary, choosing the right finishing media will optimize the finish quality, cost effectiveness and mass production.
Ceramic media has a high density and is mostly used for grinding and polishing hard metals such as steel, stainless steel and titanium. Ceramic media also includes porcelain which is used for finer applications, producing a high gloss surface.
The process of submerging parts or work pieces into specially treated water within the vibratory finishing machine, the vibrations cause the contents to move in a circular motion, grinding against the media to achieve the desired finish.