Tumbling media is available in many forms: ceramic, synthetic, plastic, porcelain, steel, wood pegs, dry shells, loose abrasive, and cob meal. The tumbling media selection is based on the desired effect on the target material and the equipment used. This ranges from heavy edge break and metal removal, to surface improvement, to high polish.

  • Ceramic: Ceramic tumbling media is an affordable media that can be used on most materials and in a variety of finishing equipment (including: vibratory tumblers, centrifugal barrels & discs, stream & drag finishers and other types of deburring equipment). Waste streams containing ceramic tumbling media have high settling ability.

 

  • Synthetic/Plastic: Synthetic & plastic tumbling media is widely used on softer materials and to achieve finer finishes.  Synthetic & plastic tumbling media is a great choice for pre-plate and pre-coating applications.  Waste streams containing synthetic tumbling media  have high settling ability.
  • Porcelain & Cob/Walnut: Porcelain (wet) & Cob/Walnut (dry) are both used in polishing applications.  Process testing recommended to determine which method best suited.

Mikro has one of the largest tumbling jobs shops in the Northeast, and we make these choices every day.  We offer FREE PROCESS TESTING for our customers to ensure we make the right choice in tumbling media and compound.

We represent Vibra Finish, Otec, Abrasive Finishing, Abbott Ball, and others.

Vibra Finish ceramic, plastic, synthetic, high-density and precision media
Otec Precision Finish ceramic, plastic, and dry media for jewelry and medical
MFI dry process media
Abbott Ball steel and stainless steel ballcones, cones, ovals, pins and abcuts
Dreher walnut shells, wood pegs
Mt. Pulaski corn cob