Types of Vibratory Tumbling Media
Midvale Industries offers a broad line of vibratory media for mass finishing processes. Tumbler media and vibratory compound are both critical for achieving a consistent and precise finish. Vibratory media is manufactured in multiple types of material including ceramic, stainless steel, plastic, urethane, and corn cob. Tumbling media is available in various sizes and shapes including angle cut cylinders, stars, cones, triangles, wedges, pyramids, and specialty shapes upon request. We offer media for both wet and dry finishing applications.
Ceramic Vibratory Tumbling Media
Ceramic tumbling 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.
Stainless Steel Vibratory Tumbling Media
Stainless steel tumbling 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.
Plastic Vibratory Tumbling Media
Plastic tumbling 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.
Corn Cob Tumbling Media
The use of corn cob tumbling media is an environmentally friendly 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.
Urethane Dry Tumbling Media
Eliminate the need for water or compound in your vibratory finishing process with urethane dry finishing media. Dry finishing media eliminates the need for effluent and effluent treatment as well as the costs associated with them. Urethane dry media can be run in all styles of equipment such as vibratory, centrifugal disc and centrifugal barrels. This media will not glaze as with conventional media and stays active throughout its lifespan.
Applications for Urethane Dry Finishing Media
Mass finishing, deburring, deflashing, polishing, burnishing
Sizing: Standard Shapes Available – Contact our team for special sizing
Vibratory Tumbling Media Shape MATTERS
The shape of your tumbling media plays a major role in the effectiveness of your mass finishing applications. Read our article breaking down these factors and tips for selecting your media shape.
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.