Vibratory Media

Midvale Industries offers a broad line of vibratory media 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.

 

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Vibratory Media

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
-Stars
-Cones
-Triangles
-Wedges
-Pyramids
-Specialty Shapes Available

Plastic Vibratory Media

Plastic vibratory media is a lightweight 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 finish to a smooth matte finish.

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.