Just as critical as media is to the overall finishing process, is the type of compound selected. The main role of compounds in addition to providing a desired end result (i.e. burnishing, deburring etc.) for a part, is to keep the parts and media clean, by suspending soils and not allowing them to be redeposited. By doing so, this provides the desired part finish and at the same time, keeps media from becoming contaminated and losing its effectiveness.
Compounds can also reduce corrosion and prevent tarnishing, effectively protecting parts during the entire surface finish operation.
Advanced Finishing Compounds Include:
- Liquid Compounds
- Powder Compounds
- Recycling Compounds
- Cutting and Polishing Powders