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Your High Quality Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts from China

Inovatec manufactures a wide variety of tumbling media for plastic parts, including the porcelain media, ceramic media, plastic media, and organic media. It is useful to clean the dust and helps to improve the part surface. It is also suitable for removing the micro scratches from plastic parts.

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The ceramic deburring media is very useful for deflashing and deburring of glass fiber filled plastic parts.

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The plastic tumbling media can be used to remove the roughness of the 3d printed plastic parts and molded parts.

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The porcelain tumbling media is suitable for polishing plastic parts since it does not have ay abrasive content.

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The walnut tumbling media is an organic and biodegradable media which is suitable for polishing purpose.

Vibratory Finishing Compound

The LC-13 grinding compound is suitable for cutting and grinding of plastic parts.

The HM-88 polishing compound is commonly used with the porcelain media to accelerate the polishing process.

The polishing paste HM-P is used along with the organic walnut grit media for dry polishing plastic parts.

Mass Finishing Machines For Plastic Parts Finishing

Inovatec machinery manufactures high quality mass finishing machines like the centrifugal barrel finishing machine, vibratory finishing machine, and the high energy centrifugal disc finishing machine. You can always send your parts. We will help you get the right finish for the parts.

Inovatec Machinery- Leader in Manufacturing and Supplying of Tumbling Media for Plastics from China
  • Choose the right tumbling media that match with your parts
  • Media costs within your budget
  • Media and Compounds with Long Life
  • Mass finishing machines of different capacity

Frequently Asked Question
What is your MOQ for tumbling media for plastic parts?

Our MOQ is 100 kg per size/shape. But we suggest 1000kg for better saving during the shipment.

How long is your production time?

Our production lead time is 15-25 days depending on the media type and size. Typically, smaller size media takes longer time to produce.

Can you do customized plastic media according to our sample?

Of course. We suggest you send us 2-3 pcs of the original media sample. We will analyze in our lab and reproduce the media with the same colour, size, shape and chemical composition. Therefore, you do not need to change the production parameter in your workshop.

How do you make the packaging?

We make 1000kg pallet packaging for the media. 25kg per plastic bags. The packaging is rigid so the media will not leak during the transportation.

Can you select the right tumbling media for our plastic parts?

Yes, we can. Our experienced technician will evaluate your parts and your surface requirement once we get your parts. Then we will do the trial in our lab equipment with various media available. We will deliver you several finishing we have with the complete process details.

Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts Introduction

The use of tumbling media for plastic parts is listed below.

  1. To remove machine lines and flashes from the plastic part that are formed as a result of the injection molding process (Example- deflashing spectacle frames to remove the machine line using plastic media).
  2. To reduce the plastic parts surface roughness and refine the surface (Example- smoothening 3d printed plastic parts to remove the roughness).
  3. To make the part surface shine with a high gloss finish (Example- Tumbling the buttons with porcelain media to bring the shine).

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You can make use of the plastic abrasive media for medium deburring of plastic parts.

The media used for plastic parts must have more strength than the part.

The plastic media is also useful to remove the stains and dirt on the part surface.

You can make use of any of the mass finishing machines like the centrifugal disc finisher machine, vibratory finisher machine, or the rotary tumbling machines to finish plastic parts.

All these mass finishers are capable of doing the job.

Once the finishing is done, you will get a clean part where you can paint.

If you are looking for a mirror like shine on the plastic parts, we recommend using the porcelain media.

The porcelain media does not contain any abrasive content.

So, it will not scratch the part surface.

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You can use the porcelain media either inside the vibratory tumbling machine or the rotary barrel tumbling machine.

You can also make use of different organic media like the corn cob media, walnut shell granules media, pegs, and wood.

The spectacle frames are polished with the help of hardwood media.

The polishing paste is also added into the rotary barrel tumbler for polishing the spectacle frames.

The hardwood media is useful to get the luster finish on the frames.

If you are planning to finish fibre filled plastic parts, we recommend using the ceramic deburring media.

It is useful to deflash the parting lines from the part and will create a rough surface.

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Inovatec machinery has been manufacturing tumbling media for the past 20 years.

So, you will find the right media to finish and polish your plastic parts from us.

You can always send us a message to get a free quote.

 

Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts FAQ Guide

1. What Are Mass Finishing Media For Plastic Parts?

You can make use of different types of tumbling media for mass finishing plastic parts.

It includes organic media like a walnut shell and corn cob granules, ceramic media, porcelain media, and plastic media.

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2. What Is The Function Of Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts?

The tumbling media for plastic parts perform three essential functions.

It includes dirt removal, micro scratches removal, and enhancing the surface smoothness of the part.

It is very useful to remove the parting lines that are formed due to the injection molding of plastic parts and helps to give an excellent finish to 3d printed plastic parts.

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3. Is It Possible To Use Stainless Steel Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts?

The stainless steel tumbling media is very hard.

So, you cannot use it with plastic parts that are soft when compared to the stainless steel.

It may damage the parts.

 

4. Is It Possible To Use Ceramic Deburring Media For Tumbling With Plastic Parts?

Yes, you can use ceramic media for tumbling with plastic parts.

The ceramic media is generally used for glass fiber filled plastic parts since they are hard.

It does an excellent job of deburring and finishing plastic parts.

 

5. Do Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts Support Wet and Dry Tumbling?

Yes, you can use the tumbling media for plastic parts for both wet as well as dry tumbling.

If you plan to do wet tumbling, then the ceramic tumbling media or the plastic tumbling media will be the right choice.

You can also go for a hardwood media if you plan to achieve a high gloss finish on the plastic parts.

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6. Do Tumbling With Plastic Parts Need Any Special Type Of Lubricants?

If you are planning to do wet tumbling, then you can use plain water.

You don’t have to purchase any special lubricants for tumbling with plastic parts.

 

7. Do Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts Come With Magnetic Properties?

No, the tumbling media for plastic parts do not come with magnetic properties.

The stainless steel media is the only tumbling media that has got magnetic properties.

But, it is not recommended to use plastic parts.

 

8. Is Any Of The Mass Finishing Media For Plastic Parts Abrasive?

Yes, all the media will have some abrasive content except for the porcelain media, which s generally used as the polishing media.

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9. How Many Types Of Tumbling Media Do I Have To Purchase For Plastic Parts?

The number of varieties of tumbling media which you need to purchase depends on your finishing needs.

If you need to remove the burrs, flashes, and parting lines, then you need to only invest in a deburring media.

If you are planning to get an excellent glossy surface finish on parts, then you will have to invest in a polishing media also.

You can conduct some trials to know which media will suit your purpose.

 

10. What Is The Life Of The Tumbling Media That Are Used With Plastic Parts?

The life of the tumbling media will depend on your usage.

Inovatec machinery manufactures different varieties of tumbling media for plastic parts.

Life also varies for different types of tumbling media.

The life span of the porcelain media will be more than the other since it does not have any abrasives.

All the media form Inovatec comes with a good life, and you can use it many times.

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11. What Is The Typical Finishing Time For Tumbling Media With Plastic Parts?

The finishing time for the tumbling media will depend on the level of finish you are expecting on the part.

If you are using the hardwood media, then you can achieve a shiny look in 2 hours.

The time s also dependent on factors like the size and shape of the parts.

 

12. Is It Possible To Use The Same Tumbling Media For Finishing Jewelry Parts?

If you have plastic parts in the jewelry, then you use the same tumbling media.

You must always ensure that the plastic jewelry part does not contain any other materials.

It must be polished separately.

You can use the appropriate media for finishing such parts.

 

13. How to Protect The Parts From Getting Tarnished After The Plastic Parts Tumbling Process?

The plastic parts are not prone to the tarnishing effect.

So, you don’t have to take an additional measure for protection.

 

14. What Is The Recommended Size Of Tumbling Media For Tumbling With Plastic Parts?

There is nothing like a standard media size that can be used for all types of plastic parts.

The size of the media will depend on the shape, size, and complexity of the plastic parts.

Inovatec manufactures media of different sizes.

So, you can choose any according to your requirement.

You can get both large-size media as well as small size ones.

It is recommended not to use large size media on small parts as it may damage the parts.

 

15. What Is The Recommended Shape For Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts?

The shape of the tumbling media for plastic parts will also depend on the shape and complexity of the plastic parts.

Inovatec manufactures a wide variety of shapes in different types of tumbling media.

So, you can quickly get the media shape that matches with your plastic part.

 

16. What Is The Reason For The Change in My Part Color After Tumbling With Media For Plastic Parts?

The plastic parts will not change color when you use the appropriate tumbling media.

The color change will only occur if you use the wrong media type or the compound.

Sometimes, your plastic part should not be polished in the way you are doing.

So, you can always get in touch with our technical team to clear such queries.

 

17. Do The Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts Pass Through The Flash Holes?

If you select a small media size, then it will easily pass through the flash holes.

If you are using a vibratory tumbler machine that comes with the separator sieve, the media can pass through the holes.

 

18. Is It Necessary To Clean The Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts Before Tumbling?

We always recommend to clean and store the media after each use.

It will ensure that the tumbling media is free from any kind of impurities in the next use.

You can clean it quickly by rinsing with clean water.

 

19. How Much Plastic Parts Can Be Tumbled At A Time?

The number of plastic parts that can be finished at a time will depend on the capacity of the tumbler machine.

If you have a large machine, then you can tumble more parts.

It will also depend on the part size and complexity.

You can only tumble a few plastic parts if the part is complex and large.

 

20. What Is The Best Mass Finishing Machine For Tumbling Plastic Parts Media?

Inovatec machinery recommends using vibratory tumbler machines for finishing plastic parts.

The vibratory tumblers support different varieties of mass finishing media and are a faster option.

You can also use the same machine for some other treatments.

 

21. Is It Possible To Polish Plastic Parts With Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts?

You can use organic media like the hardwood media and the porcelain media to polish plastic parts.

These two media are non-abrasive in nature.

So, it will help to polish the part surface.

 

22. What Is The Difference Between The Plastic Parts Tumbling Media With Other Mass Finishing Media?

There is no difference between these two media types.

You can use the tumbling media for plastic parts with parts of other materials also.

 

23. Do You Need To Use Any Rust Inhibitor Compounds With Any Of The Plastic Parts Tumbling Media?

You don’t have to use the rust inhibitor compound with any of the plastic parts media.

It is because the plastic is not prone to the oxidation effect.

Only metals are prone to rust.

No metal media is used for tumbling plastic parts.

 

24. Is It Possible To Use the Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts With Rotary Tumblers?

Yes, you can use the same tumbling media with plastic parts inside a rotary tumbler.

But, the finishing time will be more for rotary tumblers.

 

25. Is The Speed Of Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts Greater Than The Other Media Types?

The tumbling media for the plastic parts comes under the general tumbling media category.

So, the speed will be the same.

But, the finishing time for plastic parts will be less when compared to the metal parts.

 

26. Is It Possible To Use Plastic Tumbling Media For Tumbling Plastic Parts?

Yes, you can use the plastic tumbling media for tumbling with plastic parts.

But, the strength of the media should be higher than that of the part for efficient cleaning.

It will help to remove the dust and debris from the plastic parts.

 

27. What Is The Price Of The Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts?

The price of the tumbling media for plastic parts will differ for different media.

It will also depend on the media, shape, size, and abrasiveness.

Inovatec machinery manufactures high quality tumbling media for the past 20 years.

So, you can always get the best quality media from us at a reasonable price.

 

28. Is It Possible To Use Tumbling Media For Plastic Parts For Deburring?

Yes, you can use the ceramic deburring media for deburring plastic parts.

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