machined vs. isotropic

Scratching the Surface: How Surface Engineering Fills in the Gaps that AM Leaves Behind

Posted by on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 in

Prior to 3D printing’s arrival on the manufacturing scene, the US military supply chain was often met with lengthy and arduous timelines for critical asset production. This not only stalled the manufacture and repair of essential equipment within t...

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Mechanical Paste Polishing vs. CAVF Finishing of Gears

Posted by on Monday, August 3rd, 2020 in

A recent Materials Matter article compared generic deburring versus CAVF (chemically accelerated vibratory finishing.) Both techniques are conducted in a vibratory unit....

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The Rapid ISF® Process

Posted by on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 in

REM Surface Engineering's automotive process, Rapid ISF® (Isotropic Superfinishing), is able to produce a planar surface of Ra .1 µm or less in 4 minutes. The Rapid ISF Process increases fuel efficiency and power density and is compatible with a ju...

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Materials Matter: Gear Surfaces and Operational Performance

Posted by on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 in

In the search for increased performance and durability, gear and bearing design has sought to make use of improved steel grades combined with enhanced heat treatment techniques....

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