IA Short Guide To The Burnishing Manufacturing Process
Cutting costs while maintaining quality is critical for any manufacturing facility. A burnishing tool for CNC lathe machines can help you produce accurately sized parts with a good surface finish. Roller burnishing eliminates the need for secondary operations, resulting in significant cost savings and can reduce lead times. Here is a guide to some of the basics of burnishing.
Burnishing is a process involving a tool with rolls (either single or multiple) that works metal without cutting or abrading the surface. This results in a better, often shinier, surface finish. In some applications, burnishing tools can increase the hardness of a surface.
A carbide roll burnishing tool for CNC lathes can be used to achieve a better surface finish. Burnishing can also be used on flat face surfaces such as aluminum components that conform to each other. The smoothed out surface texture seen with burnishing is created by surface imperfections flowing into the peaks and valleys of the metal on a microscopic scale. Roller burnishing tools can be used on a variety of surfaces including, but not limited to: hydraulic system components, shaft fillets, connectors, railway axles, and many more.