Abrasive Tumbling Media (Arrow Head Shape)
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1. Why Arrow Head Shape Media?
Straight cut media pros and cons: Ceramic tumbling media is a brittle material. However, straight cut triangle media have a lower possibility to chip and break when compare with angle cut media.
Angle cut media offer more point contact, while straight cut media offer more planar contact. So the flat sides of straight cut triangles make them good choices for straight edges rounding (edge breaking or radius). In addition, large size triangle media is preferred because it has larger radii and reduces process cycle.
Angle cut media pros and cons: Angle-cut triangles have sharper corners and edges and provide deeper penetration into remote areas. Moreover, the sharp head of angle cut media gives more power to deburr and cut.
Arrowhead shape media pros and cons: The arrowhead shape ceramic media is a variation of straight cut triangle ceramic media. In addition, it provides sharper edges for reaching into slots, holes, or openings. The arrowhead shape media also called arrowhead ceramic media or “V” shape ceramic media.
2. Abrasive Tumbling Media General Properties
2.1 Features of Ceramic Tumbling Media
- Engineering use Ceramic tumbling media mostly metal components deburring and cutting
- Ceramic tumbling media have varieties from Medium to Fast cutting
- Ceramic tumbling media have wide application rage. It suitable for vibratory finishing machinery and most other surface finishing machine.
2.2 Abrasive Ceramic Media Composition
Manufacturers make ceramic tumbling media with a mixture of several mineral materials. These materials including abrasive grit, clay, feldspar, and sand. Later, theses material mixed homogeneously and stirring machine with constant water dosing. After that, a vacuum compressor removes void in the material and make it a solid and rigid material before drying and baking.
First of all, ceramic tumbling media are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Also, the engineer selects the right grade of abrasive grit, the proportion of abrasive to the binder, and the most suitable binder. All these factors contribute to the ceramic media performance. As a result, the right selection of media meets the requirement of certain parts and application.
While abrasive grit cut material from parts, the binder acts as a burnishing surface, and this works against rapid cutting.