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Microfinish offers only the finest in ALMCO products, and this includes the media and compounds used to finish products to your exacting standards. For over 75 years, ALMCO products have been made in America and serve many industries.

Vibratory finishing is the final step in the plating process, smoothing edges and polishing the finish. Choosing the right finishing media is an important step to optimize the result of your finished product. Material, shape and size all play a role in the finish you desire.

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Ceramic Media

Ceramic is the most commonly used vibratory media, accounting for up to 90% of all finishing media. Ceramic and porcelain media can be used in a variety of applications to polish, radius and deburr pieces. Ceramic media is also preferred for finishing hard metals and heavy cutting, while porcelain is used for finer grinding producing a high gloss. Several shapes are available.

Angle cylinders are a uniquely designed tumbling media to improve finishes and cut costs. They reach into the most remote crevices and holes and virtually eliminate bridging or stacking.

Angle Cut Stars may replace three or more sizes of other perform media and provide for a wide variety of parts from simple to intricate shapes.

Angle Cut Triangles reach into remote areas not accessible to regular square cut media. It is a very efficient media that retains its basic shape.

Cones are designed so they will easily separate from parts. Their unique shape enables them to reach into remote areas without lodging.

Tetrahedron & Pyramid Mix Ceramic Media combine the excellent tumbling qualities of Cylinders, Triangles, Cones and Star shapes. The flat sides provide the best in cutting surfaces and are designed to reach into holes and slots without lodging. They react well in vibratory and have extremely good orbital action in round bowls.

Cylindrical Wedges are one of our most versatile media products. They combine the excellent surface finish of a cylinder, while the large flat sides provide maximum cutting area.

Angle cut ellipses combine the cutting action of flat triangles with the finishing action of cylinders. The unique shape can resolve lodging problems and are particularly effective on concave surfaces.

Plastic Media

While less widely used, plastic media are used for finishing softer metals such as aluminum, brass or zinc. They are usually made from a polyester base, and other formulations are available. It is an optimal solution for finishing processes that require a softer touch and brighter finish. Again, plastic media comes in many shapes and sizes to suit your needs.

Cones are designed so they will easily separate from parts. Their unique shape enables them to reach into remote areas without lodging.

Tristar’s may replace three or more sizes of other perform media and provide for a wide variety of parts from simple to intricate shapes.

The Cylindrical Wedges are one of our most versatile media products. They combine the excellent surface finish of a cylinder, while the large flat sides provide maximum cutting area.

The Tetrahedron flat sides provide the best in cutting surfaces and are designed to reach into holes and slots without lodging. They react well in vibratory and have extremely good orbital action in round bowls.

The Pyramid flat sides provide the best in cutting surfaces and are designed to reach into holes and slots without lodging. They react well in vibratory and have extremely good orbital action in round bowls.

Wedge bowtie plastic media are one of our most versatile media products. They combine the excellent surface finish of a cylinder, while the large flat sides provide maximum cutting area.

Triangles reach into remote areas not accessible to regular square cut media. It is a very efficient media that retains its basic shape.

Additional Types of Media

Your unique finishing needs may require something other than traditional ceramic or plastic media. Here are some other options, also available in different shapes and sizes.

Carbon & Stainless Steel Media. A heavy, non-consumable media used for polishing, surface smoothing, pre-plate preparation and very light de-burring. Available in different shapes and grit sizes.

Corn Cob Media. With a high level of moisture absorbency, this media is primarily used as a drying agent in vibratory and barrel tumbling operations. It can also be impregnated with polishing compound and used to impart a high gloss finish on parts.

Walnut Shell Media. Ground walnut shell media is used mostly in dry tumbling and vibratory operations. In conjunction with various powders and polishing compounds, this media imparts a very fine finish on a variety metals.

Aluminum Oxide & Silicon Carbide Media. Random shapes of crushed aluminum oxide and silicon carbide are extremely aggressive medias used for heavy burr and metal removal in spindle finishing and blasting applications.

Compounds

ALMCO has a offers a full line of liquid compounds specifically to help clean, burnish and inhibit rust. Powdered compounds specifically to help clean, burnish and assist burr removal are also part of the wide selection available by ALMCO by the professional finishers at Microfinish.

We also offer service and repair of all ALMCO products. Microfinish is your one stop shop for quality ALMCO manufacturing solutions. Let us tell you all about ALMCO’s extensive range of products, both equipment and supplies. Microfinish works to exceed customer expectations with exceptional service and the ability to provide quality finishing equipment. Whether you are in the market for your own finishing equipment or you would like to rely on the expertise of Microfinish to handle your finishing needs, call today at 314-849-8181.

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