Metal Tumbling

Finishing for Steel, Aluminum, Titanium, Brass, Copper & Bronze

Metal TumblingMetal tumbling is the process of finishing small rough parts of metal en masse. Metals that can be polished via tumble finishing include stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, brass, copper and bronze. The mass tumbling of metal parts is accomplished using an array of machines. It can take minutes or several hours depending on the scope of the project, the roughness of the parts and the chosen method.

At RP Abrasives, we specialize in two types of metal tumbling: high-energy and vibratory.

The high-energy metal tumbling process involves placing parts, media, water and a surfactant into a barrel. Then, the barrel, which is sealed with a lid, is rotated on a carousel holding four barrels. While the carousel spins one way, the barrels go opposite. This creates a powerful centrifugal force that finishes the parts very efficiently.

We have four high-energy metal tumblers in-house. The machine pictured here has a capacity of 80 liters. We also possess two 120-liter and one 20-liter high-energy tumbler. We favor Mass Finishing Inc. tumbling machines because we find them most durable and dependable. The machine we use for a particular job hinge on the project's scope and the size of the parts.

Vibratory tumbling uses friction to smooth objects. The media vibrates against the parts to create the desired finish.

Request a Metal Tumbling Quote from RP Abrasives

For a zero-cost, no-obligation metal tumble finishing consultation, call us at (603) 335-2132 or contact us online! We’re based in New Hampshire (NH), but we offer services throughout Massachusetts (MA), Maine (ME), Vermont (VT), Connecticut (CT), Rhode Island (RI), New York (NY), and nationally.