You are here

Centrifugal tumbling

Polishing process where several workpieces together with an abrasive chips tumbles around so that the surface of the workpieces are smoothed and polished.

Illustration of Centrifugal tumbling

The process

The workpieces are placed in a rotating drum with abrasive chips while water is added continuously. The rotating drum make the chips turns and rub against the workpiece surface which is then smoothed and polished.

Depending on the workpiece material, design, and the desired result, a variety of sizes and shapes of chips are available.