Applications of Abrasive Flow Machining
- Internal radiusing
- Surface stress relief
- Geometry optimization
Abrasive flow machining (AFM) may also be called abrasive flow deburring, abrasive flow grinding, and extrusion honing.
Abrasive flow machining is especially suited for deburring and polishing complicated and intricate metal parts with areas inaccessible with other deburring methods.
Several factors impact the results of abrasive flow machining, including:
- fluid viscosity
- media flow rate
- particle density and hardness
- substrate hardness
- abrasive particle size
- abrasive concentration
AFM services offer the following benefits:
- Process efficiency
- Enhanced component
Abrasive flow machining provides benefits to industries including:
- Food processing
Yes, Higher viscosity media is used for uniformly abrading the walls of large passages. Lower viscosity media is generally appropriate for radiusing edges and for processing small areas.
Surface Roughness Conversion Chart
|Ra (micrometers)||Ra (microinches)||RMS||CLA (N)||Rt||N||Cut-off Length (in)||Cut-off Length (mm)|
Ra = Roughness Average in micrometers or microinches.
RMS = Root Mean Square in microinches.
CLA = Center Line Average in microinches.
Rt = Roughness Total in microns
N = New ISO (grade) scale numbers.
Cut-off Length = Length required for sample.
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