Outsourcing your tumbling needs to a local job shop is a great way to avoid the costs and mess that are associated with deburring parts in vibratory finishing mills. While there are many benefits to having a finishing department in your factory, many manufacturers prefer to send their parts out for final deburr and polishing. The fact is, deburring parts with finishing mills can be a mess and getting rid of the wastewater is an added cost that many companies forget to factor in before the point of purchase. There is also the cost of staffing a finishing department that some business owners would rather have an employee man their mills, presses and other pieces of manufacturing equipment that generally generate more profits.
Another great reason to outsource your tumbling needs is that you get the expertise of a professional, when it comes to process development. Tumbling parts to a specific RA or polish is trickier than just putting parts in a machine and then unloading it after a predetermined amount of time. Media selection, machinery and chemicals all factor into to achieving the perfect finish. At Mikro, we have been running one of New England’s largest tumbling job shops for over 35 years. We have over 100 years of combined experience in our building. Whether you are looking to outsource your tumbling work or locate the right equipment for your finishing department, Mikro can help. We offer free process testing, just give us a call at (860) 875-6357 to find the right deburring solution for your company today.