I have tons of 1/4" and 3/16" aluminum round parts that I have to
polish all the time. These range in length from 2" to 24". I've been
thinking for months on how I can do this faster. I'm wondering what
everybody thinks about using some sort of rotary media tumbler to do
this? Would the parts get lodged up because they're long? I've
searched for an affordable machine that could do this, but most
affordable ones are the smaller pot shaped vibrating kind, or a rotary
drum that's too short. Maybe I could build one myself? Also... If
there's threaded holes in the parts, what media type would be good
enough to polish the outside, but not ruin the threads in the holes?
Or would it just be better to drill and tap after polishing? These
don't have to be polished to a mirrored surface... Just an even
brushed type look is fine.
Thanks for any advice,
15 years ago