Accelerated Surface Finishing (ASF)

ASF

ASF combines the benefits of low RMS, non-directional mass finishing with chemical accelerants. The chemical accelerants significantly reduce the process time for hardened surfaces compared to mechanical abrasive methods.

This reduced process time enables you to achieve a very low surface roughness without heavy metal removal and radiusing of the part.

 

Advantages of Accelerated Surface Finishing:

  • Achieve low RMS finishes without heavy metal removal or
    radiusing
  • Achieve negative skew values by removing surface peaks
    while retaining micro valleys for lubricant retention
  • Refine surfaces to mirror-like brightness and very low
    surface roughness
  • Reduce friction, lower torque requirements and minimize
    surface wear thereby reducing operating temperatures
  • Precision components are imparted with a “Run-In” surface
    condition
  • Increase fatigue life