Media & Compound
Vibratory Media & Compound
Midvale Industries offers a broad line of vibratory media and compounds for mass finishing processes. Vibratory Media and Compound are both critical for achieving a consistent and precise finish.
Common finishing applications include burnishing, polishing, inhibiting, deburring, deflashing and more.
Ceramic Vibratory Media
Ceramic vibratory media is a general all-purpose vibratory tumbling media; available in a wide variety of sizes, cutting actions, compositions, and shapes
Ceramic media can polish, deburr, descale, burnish, radius, and provide general overall surface improvement
Applications for Ceramic Vibratory
Mass finishing, deburring, deflashing, polishing, burnishing, fast metal removal, surface improvement, radiusing, and cosmetic finishing
Most Common Shapes (see below):
-Angle Cut Cylinders
-Specialty Shapes Available
Plastic Vibratory Media
Plastic vibratory media is a light weight media that reduces the chance of damaging sensitive parts with delicate surfaces
It is typically longer lasting than ceramic media
Plastic media comes in a variety of formulations (some are designed for use in high energy finishers or centrifugal barrels) to achieve finishes ranging from a clean and reflective finishe to a smooth mate finishe
Applications for Plastic Vibratory Media
Mass finishing, deburring, deflashing, polishing, burnishing, fast metal removal, surface improvement, buffing, surface removal, and cosmetic finishing
Available Sizes, Compositions, Shapes:
-Media ranges from polishing to fast cutting media
-Wide variety of shapes and sizes are available
-Most Common Shapes
Steel Vibratory Media
Steel vibratory media is known for its wear resistance, and in most instances lasts much longer than ceramic, plastic, and bio-based vibratory media
It performs a variety of finishing operations, often in one step, without specialized or dedicated equipment, reducing processing times
Applications for Steel Vibratory Media
Mass finishing, deburring, deflashing, polishing, burnishing, fast metal removal, surface improvement, and cosmetic finishing
Traditional Industries for Steel Vibratory Media
-Automotive (transmission parts, engine cylinder, oil pump body, pistons)
-Consumer Goods (bicycle frames, silverware, jewelry, light bulb base)
-Industrial (pistons, bearings, washers)
Corn Cob Vibratory Media
Corn Cob and Walnut Shells are an environmentally way to burnish, deburr, deflash, and polish small parts
Corn Cobs can also be used in drying equipment and as an absorbent for grease and oil
They Preserve sensitive surfaces and are ideal for plastics and softer metals
Traditional Industries for Bio-Based Vibratory Media
-Ammunition (polishing and cleaning brass casings)
-Automotive (surface improvement, deburring, parts cleaning, and drying)
-Industrial (drying, degreasing, and oil absorption)
Find Out More About Vibratory Media
Speak to our team to identify which vibratory media option will be best for your metal finishing process. Through our Lab process, we can develop the best process for you.
Vibratory Compounds have been chemically engineered for specific finishing applications to provide the best surface finish. These compounds ensure that your media and equipment continue to run at high production levels. See below for a list of our vibratory compound options.
Acid Burnishing Compounds are used for bright and lustrous finishes (typically used with steel vibratory media but can be used with ceramic vibratory media)
Alkaline Burnishing Compounds create a nice deep shine and can be used with ceramic media, plastic media, and on some porcelain media
Cleaning Compounds enhance the feed and roll of the mass and come in a range formulations designed for specific soils.
Deburring Compounds are designed to provide smooth and refined surfaces while providing lubrication and reducing impingement
Aids in the removal of metal fines while preserving the media as it breaks down
Deburring Compounds are available in a multitude of formulations to accommodate both ferrous and non-ferrous parts in a variety of foaming actions
Descaling Compounds are designed to remove tough oxide and carbonized oxide films
Descaling Compounds can be very acidic, very alkaline, or heavily chelated
Most of our acidic descaling compounds are designed to be used with ceramic, plastic, and stainless steel vibratory media (do not use with carbon steel vibratory media
The compounds we sell are made in the United States by a manufacturer that has produced high quality compounds for over a century. Most compounds ship within a day and the remaining typically take less than a week to ship. Many our compounds are environmentally friendly and biodegradable. Special formulations can be blended to suit challenging jobs.
Protect parts from oxidation, corrosion, and tarnishing. Inhibiting compounds can be used in a Vibratory Bowl but typically are utilized by in a post-dip or spray. Inhibiting Compounds are available for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. They are recommended for use with steel vibratory media that is used in burnishing applications.
Find Out More About Vibratory Compounds
Speak with our team to see which vibratory compound option is best for your metal finishing process. Through our Lab process, we can develop the best process for you.