When to Use Synthetic/Plastic Tumbling Media
Synthetic & Plastic tumbling media both offer a fine finish for a wide range of metals and materials. Synthetic media is a preferred for deburring aluminum, brass and other soft metals. Plastic media is widely used in the jewelry and aerospace industry, because of the low RA finishes it provides. Both medias are great for "pre-plate" finishes and can even be used together "in-process". The fact that plastic & synthetic media are lighter than most other tumbling medias, and have a longer wear life, make them a great choice for tumbling applications that require a smooth surface. At washanddeburr.com we offer free process testing in our on-site job shop. Please contact us to help find out which compound and media are the right choice for your project.