The Best Quality Tumbling Media for Stainless Steel Manufacturer from China
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Your Number One Choice for Tumbling Media for Stainless Steel Manufacturers in China

Tumbling serves different purposes, and for this reason, different medias are required for a wide range of manufacturing tumbling. Media used in tumbling includes stainless steel media, plastic tumbling media, ceramic media, and natural tumbling media.

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Ceramic tumbling media is suitable for stainless steel parts as it removes burrs, rusts, and smoothens rough edges found on parts.

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Plastic tumbling media is suitable for improving surfaces on parts by smoothening.

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Porcelain tumbling media is non-abrasive. It’s designed to clean, polish, and remove surface grease on stainless steel parts and adds extra shine to the surfaces of parts. You are guaranteed that your parts will be protected against any surface damages during the deburring process.

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Stainless steel balls are used in stainless steel machines and apply heavy pressure to parts during the tumbling process. It leaves the surfaces of parts with extra shine.

Feel free to get in touch today so that we can help you choose the right media for your tumbling machine. Our tumbling media is made of high quality materials, guaranteeing top results every time.

Vibratory Finishing Compound

This compound is suitable for grinding and cutting stainless steel parts.

The HX-0 cleaning compound is used for maintaining the cleanness of media and parts during the polishing process.

The HM-7C-A polishing compound mixes with parts and creates a polished surfaces for parts during tumbling.

Mass Finishing Machines for Steel Parts Finishing

As a manufacturing company with over 20 years of experience in the industry, we guarantee the best quality mass tumbling machines for your needs. Whether your parts need cleaning, polishing, burnishing, or deburring, we have just the right machine to suit your needs and ensure that you get the best results for all your parts.

Inovatec Machinery – The Leading Manufacturer and Supplier of Tumbling Media for Stainless Steel in China
  • The automatic operation system reduces labor cost
  • Consistent results after every production batch
  • Strong and durable tumbling media for deburring stainless steel
  • Efficient mass production processes

Frequently Asked Question
What is your MOQ for tumbling media for steel 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 tumbler media according to our sample?

Of course. We suggest you send us each type of tumbling media 2-3 pcs so that would be enough for our lab testing. We will analyze the chemical composition of the tumbling media. It would be a fraction of the cost compared with your original German-made tumbling media with similar performance.

How do you make the packaging?

We use double-layer plastic woven bags for tumbling media packaging. 25kg per bags. And 40 bags per pallets. We make sure the media not leaking during transportation.

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

Of course, We will select the correct tumbling media based on your parts surface requirement and your parts characters. For example, stainless steel media for fast burnishing casting parts. Plastic media is for fine smoothing. Ceramic media is for aggressive deburring and edge breaking.

Tumbling Media for Stainless Steel Introduction

Inovatec Manufacturers has a wide range of tumbling media for stainless steel. This includes plastic tumbling media, stainless steel media, ceramic tumbling media, and natural media like corn cob and walnut shells.

Ceramic tumbling media is suitable for tumbling stainless steel as it removes rusts, deburrs parts, and smoothens rough edges on parts.

Stainless steel parts usually have roughened edges, therefore ceramic media is ideal to remove all burrs found on steel parts.

The ceramic deburring process takes between 1 to 2 hours when done in a vibratory finishing machine or rotary tumbling machine.

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Plastic tumbling media is made using soft materials. It reduces the roughness found on stainless steel parts and smoothened all roughened edges to produce smoothened surfaces on steel parts.

Porcelain tumbling media is non-abrasive, making it suitable for light production operations such as cleaning, polishing, and removing grease on surfaces of parts.

Stainless steel tumbling media is used in ball burnishing machines for stainless steel parts. This process can take up to 1 hour to be complete. However, if you require more shine on steel parts, then it’s advisable to let the parts burnish longer. Keep in mind that choosing the right tumbling media for stainless steel is important because it will influence the outcome of your steel parts.

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Inovatec Machinery is one of the leading manufacturers in mass tumbling machines. With over 20 years of industry experience, we will guarantee to give you professional advice in choosing the right tumbling media to suit your needs. Give us a call today and one of our experts will be happy to assist you.

 

Tumbling Media for Stainless Steel FAQ Guide

1. What type of tumbling media is used for stainless steel?

There are different types of media used for stainless steel including porcelain media, ceramic media, plastic media, and stainless steel media.

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2. Which tumbling media should I choose?

The type of media you choose depends on the outcome you want to achieve with the stainless steel parts.

Ceramic media is ideal for deburring, removal of heat scales, smoothening surfaces , and rounding any rough edges. Porcelain media is used for polishing surfaces of parts. Plastic media is designed to smoothen any deburrs, and stainless steel media is ideal for the burnishing of parts.

Ultimately, the type of media you choose needs to be suitable for the type of manufacturing process you want to do.

 

3. Is stainless steel tumbling media similar to other media?

Yes. Stainless steel tumbling media is similar compared to other type of media.

 

4. Why is tumbling media used for stainless steel?

Tumbling media for stainless steel is used for smoothening, polishing, deburring, and burnishing.

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5. What parts can be tumbled using tumbling media for stainless steel?

Tumbling media for stainless steel is suitable for all types of stainless steel parts. The reason for this is to guarantee your desired outcome.

 

6. Is stainless steel suitable for dry or wet tumbling?

Stainless steel parts are best tumbled in wet conditions. Wet tumbling ensures that all dust from parts remain inside the tumbling machine. Whereas dry tumbling will allow these particles to escape outside of the tumbling machine and might leave a residue on the parts.

The steel undergoes multiple steps of smoothening and deburring. Dry tumbling won’t guarantee the desired outcome of parts.

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7. How is the shape of the tumbling media for stainless steel maintained?

When it comes to maintain the shape of the tumbling media for stainless steel parts, choosing the right type, size and shape of media will play a role in keeping its shape.

 

8. Will tumbling media for stainless steel tarnish stainless steel parts?

No, considering that you’re using the correct type of media for the job. If however, you fail to follow the proper procedure of suing tumbling media for stainless steel, then unfortunately, your parts will be damaged and the desired outcome won’t be met.

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9. Are there any specific lubricant I should use?

This will depend on what type of outcome you want to achieve. Tap water is recommended for tumbling stainless steel.

However, if you have a specific finish in mind, then it’s advisable to use a specific lubricant suitable for a better end product.

 

10. What’s the media to parts ratio for tumbling stainless steel parts?

The standard ratio is 1/3 media to 2/3 parts. However, if you require better results, you can adjust this ratio according to your needs.

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11. How do I remove sharp and rough edges from tumbling media for stainless steel?

When stainless steel is new, it generally has sharp and rough edges. To remove sharp and rough edges, you can tumble the stainless steel beforehand to ensure all surfaces are smoothened and round.

 

12. Which tumbling media for stainless steel is used for heavy deburring?

Ceramic media is suitable for heavy deburring. This type of media is designed with a high density compared to other tumbling media.

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13. Which tumbling media for stainless steel is used for rounding edges on parts?

Precision media is most suitable for achieving round edges on stainless steel parts. For this purpose, plastic tumbling media is a most suitable for rounding edges on parts.

 

14. How long does it take to tumble parts using tumbling media for stainless steel?

The duration of tumbling varies according to the type of media used for tumbling stainless steel parts.

Ceramic media requires 2 hours of tumbling.

For plastic tumbling media, you’ll have to constantly check until your desired outcome is reached.

The porcelain media takes up to an hour for polishing stainless steel parts.

Stainless steel tumbling media is able to burnish a production batch in 30 minutes or less.

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15. Can jewelry be tumbled using tumbling media for stainless steel?

Yes. Jewelry requires a polished surface in order to maintain its appearance and condition. The plastic media has a soft structure, making it the best choice for polishing and tumbling jewelry.

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16. Are stainless steel parts prone to tarnish and damage after tumbling?

No. Stainless steel is made up of specialized steel combined with Chromium. They are resistant to corrosion and oxidation, therefore parts won’t tarnish or damage after the tumbling process. Chromium also adds an extra layer of protection that keeps the stainless steel from rusting or damaging.

 

17. What size tumbling media for stainless steel should I purchase?

Tumbling media for stainless steel is available in a variety of sizes. Each shape and size is designed for different manufacturing purposes product outcomes. For smaller parts, it’s advisable to buy smaller media while larger parts require larger media for best results.

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18. What shape tumbling media for stainless steel should I purchase?

There are different shapes of tumbling media for stainless steel designed for different jobs. If you are unsure of what shape is suitable for your needs, we have a shape chart available for you match the shape to your parts. You can also feel free to give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you choose the right shape for your parts.

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19. Do the tumbling media for stainless steel require cleaning before use?

It’s always a good routine to clean tumbling media for stainless steel before use, however it’s not a requirement.

 

20. How much media is required for one production batch?

The amount of media you use will vary in each production batch. The amount depends on the process. For heavier operations, more media might be needed, whereas lighter operations require less media.

 

21. Can tumbling media for stainless steel be used for polishing parts?

Yes. The best choice of media for polishing is porcelain tumbling media. It’s a non-abrasive media, making it suitable for polishing and producing flawless surfaces of parts.

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22. Can tumbling media for stainless steel be used for ball burnishing parts?

Yes. When it comes to burnishing parts, you want to choose a media that will give you the best results for your parts. Stainless steel balls is the best option for this process.

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23. Can tumbling media for stainless steel be in a rotary tumbling machine?

Yes. Most tumbling media for stainless steel is used in rotary tumbling machines.

 

24. What’s the cost of tumbling media for stainless steel?

There are various prices for different type of tumbling media for stainless steel. Contact us today to find out more, we look forward to assisting you in affordable price structures.

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25. Is all tumbling media for stainless steel abrasive?

Not all are abrasive. The porcelain media is a non-abrasive media suitable for burnishing and polishing parts, producing great results.

 

26. Can carbon steel media be used as tumbling media for stainless steel?

Yes. This type of media is suitable for polishing and burning of parts. However, depending on how strong your parts are, you’ll have to do a couple of checks and cycles to establish whether or not carbon steel is suitable for your needs.

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27. Is the density of tumbling media for stainless steel an important factor?

Yes. Density in the media is very important to consider when choosing tumbling media for stainless steel.

Ceramic tumbling media has a high density for stainless steel, making it suitable for deburring parts.

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