These conditions regulate and reduce the performance and compromise the design of the component.
Super-finishing is a means of regaining those losses by producing a superfine finish where it is most needed.
The process is carried out in specially designed commercial equipment that is then utilised with high density, non-abrasive ceramic media and specially formulated metal finishing compounds.
This process results in a metallic surface that can operate at cooler temperatures, with greater efficiency, whilst extending the life of the part and reducing maintenance and break-in periods
Whenever metal is manufactured, machined, or altered, a surface texture is generated. These processes such as grinding (abrasive cutting), polishing, lapping, abrasive blasting, honing, milling, etching, or chemical milling.
The resulting texture has peaks and troughs, similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. This texture will vary between a vertical, horizontal, radial, circular, or cross hatch finish.
When these rough surfaces are opposing each other within a high stress environment such as within a mechanical system in an engine or transmission, stress & heat can lead to failure of an individual component within that system, resulting in cost for repairs, replacement, or machining costs.
The Super Finishing process uses a chemical and vibratory process to lower the Surface Ra (roughness) to as close to zero as possible to achieve an Isotropic Surface Finish. This finish is referred to as an Isotropic Surface texture
This isotropic surface texture and lowered Ra (roughness) then allows the two opposing metallic surfaces to operate with reduced friction, enhanced efficiency, lower heat generation, increased lubricity efficiency, lowered metallic stresses, which results in achieving the benefits of the Super Finishing process.
The use of mass finishing equipment for descaling and cleaning applications completely eliminates the need for hand finishing which saves you a considerable amount of time and money.
The Super Finishing process is suitable to many categories of engine and gearing components. The process can be utilised in high performance power sports, Motocross, Vintage & Classic engine and gear components, large capacity engine components (Big Twin Motorcycle Engines), and Marine and Aviation components.