The Best Quality Manufacturers of Vibratory Tumbler Media from China
  • We offer a wide range of tumbling media suitable for all your parts
  • We provide a free service including sample processing and suggestions for media
  • Our tumbling media is designed to guarantee consistent performance for cutting and wearing
  • Our tumbling media can be used for deflashing, removal of rust, edge radiusing, and deburring
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Inovatec Machinery The Top Manufacturers and Suppliers of Vibratory Tumbler Media in China

Vibratory tumbler media consist of a variety of media including chips, barreling stone, and vibratory stone. These media are made up of different type of materials, shapes, and sizes to accommodate different applications in mass finishing machines. Vibratory tumbler media can be used for cleaning, deburring, polishing, and many more.

Vibratory Tumbler Media also called tumbling media, finishing media or tumbler machine stones.


This finishing media is suitable for reaching into hard-to-reach areas such as slotted areas, corners, or recesses.


This produces smooth and shiny surfaces on parts. They are ideally used for plastics and metal. Porcelain media is a delicate type of media, reducing the wear on parts surfaces.


This media lacks a definite structure compared to other media that has a shape. The microcrystalline structure is constructed using abrasive media materials. This media is suitable for burnishing and cutting parts during finishing processes.


There are certain types of media that are designed with high-density properties. The function of finishing media with high density is their ability to remove light burrs found of surfaces of parts. It also aids in forming the radius on surfaces of parts, producing the best results on parts.


Zirconia is ideal for polishing surfaces on parts such as jewelry and other metals.


Plastic media is also known as resin-bond finishing media. It’s ideal for pre-plating plastics and aluminium.


Steel finishing media is ideal for polishing and shining surfaces of parts and produces desired results in a short time.


Natural finishing media is made of natural materials such as walnut shells, corncob, and wooden materials. It’s ideally used for dry cleaning and polishing of parts.

Vibratory Finishing Compound

This is considered to be more aggressive than other media types. It reduces cutting time and produces great performance on wear.

This is designed to remove all burrs and rust of medium size.

General cut media creates matte finishes on surfaces of metal parts.

This type of media is ideal for restoring the color and finish of parts.

Light cutting media is suitable for removing light surface imperfections found on parts and can be used in a vibratory tumbler machine.

This improves the surfaces of parts by providing polished finishes to materials such as brass, zinc, aluminium, and copper.

This aids in removing burrs on surfaces of parts in a quicker time compared to other cutting media.

Medium cutting plastic media is designed to smoothen out surfaces of parts, therefore making it ideal for general surface polishing. It prepares surfaces of parts for painting and coating.

This type of media is suitable for light smoothening applications on parts such as stainless steel and titanium parts.

This plastic media is ideal for light cutting materials used in the medical and aerospace industries.

This media acts in creating smooth pre-plating finishes on plastic parts.

These stainless steel finishing media acts in removing all die-lines found on surfaces of parts. It pre-plates and cleans surfaces of parts, preparing the surfaces of parts for the next stages of finishing.

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Inovatec Manufacturing is a finishing solution company that provides affordable small to medium parts for all your needs. Our finishing solutions include cleaning, polishing, removal of rust, and deburring. Whatever your needs may be, we have a solution for you! Browse our product lists for more information.

Inovatec Machinery – Leading Manufacturer and Supplier for Vibratory Tumbler Media in China
  • Our range of vibratory tumbler machines and high-energy machines are suitable for tumbling media
  • We have over 1000 different types of tumbling media to choose from
  • We offer OEM engineering tumbling media for all your parts
  • We have designed our machines for the removal of heavy metals, smoothening of surfaces, and producing mirror finishes
Frequently Asked Question
Do you manufacture or distribute vibratory tumbler media?

At Inovatec, we manufacture vibratory tumbler media. We have over 20 years of experience in the industry.

What is the MOQ of vibratory tumbler media?

The MOQ of our vibratory tumbler media is 1000lbs and 500kgs. This designated amount is enough for you to run a test and for us to arrange the production.

How do you package your vibratory tumbler media?

We package our media in 50lbs or 25kg bags. Our rigid PP bags are woven with a double layer to ensure that parts don’t leak during shipment. One tray contains 40 bags, which makes transportation easy.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept payment methods though PayPal, TT, West Union Bank, and LC at sight. Upon placing your order, we require 30% deposit before beginning production. A further 70% payment will secure your shipment arrangements. Once the production is complete, you are welcome to come view it.

What shipment method do you use?

Our shipment methods include TNT, FedEx, or DHL. If you have ordered products, we ship them using sea shipment. Our nearest harbours are Yiwu, Ningbo, and Shanghai.

Vibratory Tumbling Media Introduction

Vibratory tumbler media is made up of many different materials for different applications. These materials include plastic media, porcelain media, steel media, ceramic media, and natural media. They also consist of different sizes and shapes according to different application needs.

When choosing media, it’s important to choose them according to the application and results you want to achieve. The size and shape of media will also come into play when choosing the right media for your needs.

Here is a list of media and their applications:

  • Porcelain finishing media is used for soft metals such as brass and acts to polish and smoothen out the surfaces of parts.
  • Ceramic finishing media is ideal for breaking of edges, radiusing, heavy deburring, and removing rust.
  • Plastic finishing media is commonly used for aluminum and brass parts. They are suitable for light cutting, deburring, pre-plating, and smoothening surfaces of parts.
  • Steel finishing media is used for parts that require ball burnishing such as die-cast parts.
  • Natural finishing media is made up of natural materials such as walnut shell, corncob, and wooden materials. They are commonly used during dry finishing processes to absorb moisture from parts.

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There is a variety of shapes and sizes in the vibratory tumbling media such as balls, pins, cones, cylinders, triangles, and pyramids.

The larger the media is, rougher it will leave the surfaces of parts. The smaller media is delicate and soft in structure, making it suitable for polished surfaces of parts.

The type of vibratory tumbling media you choose will depend on the results you want to achieve. By doing so, the correct amount of media should be used for the application and the parts that need to be tumbled.

Vibratory tumbling media is thoroughly inspected by our professional operators at Inovatec, to ensure that we use top quality materials to make our tumbling media.



As a leading manufacturer and supplier of vibratory tumbling media, we ensure that our batches are of highest quality to ensure that our clients receive the best results for their parts.

Get in touch with us today for guaranteed high quality vibratory tumbling media for your needs.



Vibratory Tumbler Media FAQ Guide

1.    How is vibratory tumbler media defined?

Vibratory tumbling media is made up of a variety of materials including steel, plastic, corncob, walnut shells, porcelain, and many more.

These materials are important components in the development of media as they have their own function in the finishing processes.



Tumbling media is used for a variety of functions such as deburring, cutting, polishing, smoothening, cleaning, and even degreasing surfaces of parts. The functions are different for all types of media to ensure that the finishing process produces desired outcomes.

Some parts have burrs on their surfaces that are usually caused by milling, grinding, engraving, turning, and drilling. Vibratory tumbling media acts in deburring these parts to ensure that surfaces of parts are smooth and round.



Vibratory tumbling media comes is a variety of shapes and sizes. Each shape and shape is specifically designed for surfaces and for areas on parts that are hard to come by without causing lodging issues. This is important to consider when you choose the size and shape of media because if the media is too large for parts then it can cause major damages on the surfaces. If the media is too small for the parts, then the parts won’t be thoroughly cleaned.

Media is also defined by the level of hardness. The harder the structure of the media, the better it improves surfaces of parts. However, this will depend on the material of parts being tumbled. If the parts are made of soft metals then hard media is not suitable, as it will cause damage on parts.



2.    What does vibratory tumbler media cost?

Vibratory tumbling media is easy to access. Our company offers a wide selection of media types at an affordable rate. All media types vary in price depending on the type of media. Whether you’re looking for natural media, manufactured media, or a more robust structured media, we have it all for you under one roof. Get in touch today to find out more about our price structures.


3.    Which vibratory tumbler media can be used for aluminum parts?

The type of media you choose for aluminum parts are depended on the application. There are some important factors to note when choosing media.

  • What type of materials your parts are made of
  • What application you need the media for
  • What type of shape, size, and angles your parts have

Your materials might be made of metal or plastic. Aluminum is a soft metal that requires minimal tumbling.



Manufactured tumbling media and robust media like stainless steel and ceramic are also suitable for tumbling aluminum or plastic. When these types of media are used, we recommend using them with wet tumbling. However, they can be used in dry tumbling processes depending on what it is you want to accomplish. Unlike other media used for cleaning purposes, stainless steel and ceramic tumbling media is the best options for effectively cleaning surfaces of parts in a shorter time.


If you choose the dry tumbling method for your parts, then you need to keep in mind that this is not an effective method to use if your goal is to smoothen and shine your parts surfaces. For satisfactory surface results, we advise wet tumbling.

Ceramic tumbling media is the most suitable media to achieve desired shine on parts surfaces. When using this method, it’s important to use the right type of compound and also the right amount of compounds.


4.    Which vibratory tumbler media is ideal for the removal of rust on iron parts?

When it comes to removing rust from iron parts, it’s hard to say which media is the ideal option because each type of media function differently. Also, the way in which you remove rust from iron parts will vary depending on the amount of rust and the amount of parts that require rust removal.

There are many ways to remove rust from iron parts including chemical solutions or vibratory tumbling media. Vibratory tumbling media gets the job done effortless. However, if you require a cleaner finish on iron parts, then using the appropriate chemical solutions will assist in removing rust from your iron parts while protecting its surface from chemical damage.



Before you start the tumbling process, first evaluate the level of rust that requires removal. If your iron parts require intensive rust removal, then you might have to prepare your parts to undergo more than one tumbling cycle. If your iron parts require minimal rust removal, then one tumbling cycle will get the job done successfully.

In addition to the tumbling cycle for rust removal, the type of media influences a successful outcome.

During the tumbling process, parts move against each other that cause friction. The friction is what helps in the removal of rust on iron parts. The most suitable media to use for this process is a plastic tumbling media shaped in a pyramid. The pyramid shape gets into the areas of parts that are hard to reach.



An alternative option for media is ceramic tumbling media. Its robust structure carries out the job quicker and more effectively compared to other types of media. They are highly durable and can endure a lot of friction and pressure from metals.


5.    Which vibratory tumbler media is suitable for smaller parts such as bolts?

The first thing to understand about your parts is what type of materials they are made from. Once you’ve established this, then choosing media will be easier.

Majority of smaller parts like nuts and bolts are made from specific types of steel materials that protects them from corroding.

Nuts and bolts are generally used in wet and humid environments. Their surfaces require polishing finishing processes for their shiny appearance.

Ceramic tumbling media is the best choice for smaller parts such as nuts and bolts. Ceramic media improves the surface areas of your parts within a short period.



The ceramic tumbling media deburrs, polishes, and descales the surfaces of parts.

For parts that require polishing, porcelain tumbling media is suitable for this application. These types of media are also available in different sizes and shapes.


6.    Which vibratory tumbler media is best used for stainless steel parts?

Ceramic media is most suitable for smaller parts such as stainless steel parts. Stainless steel parts require heavy-duty media, therefore ceramic is suitable as it has a robust structure.

Ceramic tumbling media is available in a variety of angels, sizes, and shapes. This variation is important for achieving successful surface finishes on your parts. These media types are designed to reach areas on parts that are hard to get to. Choosing the appropriate size media for the job is crucial in achieving the best results for surfaces of parts.



7.    Which type of vibratory tumbler media can be used for polishing plastic parts?

Plastic parts don’t require a specific type of media. In this case, any type of media can be used to achieve your desired goals. Tumbling media include porcelain, plastic, ceramic, and natural media.



The type of media you choose will depend on the type surfaces of your parts.

Natural tumbling media is most suitable for polishing plastic parts. These media include corncob and walnut shells. Natural media is reusable which is a bonus because it will save you money in the future. They can be reused for 20 tumbling cycles.



8.    How do rocks get polished with vibratory tumbler media?

Rocks are hard in nature, therefore using a natural tumbling media is the best option for getting effective results. Along with the natural tumbling media, water is used as a solution during tumbling.

Firstly, you have to fill about 75% of your vibratory bowl with desired amount of rocks and media. Thereafter you have to add water so that it reaches above the rocks and media. Once these two steps have been completed, allow the machine to tumble. The process generally doesn’t take long.



If the process is complete, you’ll have to check the rocks to see if they have the desired shine you require. If not, your parts will have to undergo the burnishing process.


9.    Which factors should be taken into consideration when choosing vibratory tumbler media for vibratory metal finishes?

The first consideration is what type of metal parts you have. Because there are different types, they all serve different functions.

You need to establish if your parts are heavy metal or softer metal. Heavier metals include steel, iron, and titanium. The surfaces of harder metal arts require more effort than softer parts.

The heavier your parts are, the harder the media will need to be to ensure effective finishing processes. Appropriate media include stainless steel and ceramic tumbling media.

If your parts are made of softer metals such as aluminum or brass, then they require less effort for finishing processes. The appropriate media used for these types of parts include manufactured tumbling media.

The second factor to consider when choosing tumbling media is to understand what type of finishing process you want to complete. Whether it’s polishing, cleaning, degreasing, deburring, descaling, or removing rough and sharp edges on your parts, your media needs to be appropriate for the application.

For the polishing process, ceramic tumbling media is ideal for any type of metal part. However, they do take longer to complete the finishing process than other media. Their structure is robust, making it ideal for cutting parts. Ceramic media is also durable which means that they have a longer lifetime than other media. This media can be used in dry and wet tumbling.

Manufactured tumbling media has more benefits than stainless steel and ceramic tumbling media. They are 40% lighter compared to ceramic tumbling media. This means that manufactured media will consume less power than other media. They are also available in a variety of sizes and shapes for different functions. The commonly used shapes are the tetrahedron and pyramid.

Stainless steel tumbling media is ideal for finishing parts. They are known for their robust structure. Stainless steel tumbling media comes in a variety of sizes and shapes designed for different functions. It’s suitable for both smaller and larger parts, and light and heavy parts.


10.   How long do vibratory tumbler media last?

Vibratory tumbling media varies in materials, so therefore their lifespans are all different.

Ceramic tumbling media can be used reused up to 20 times or until it loses its quality.

Stainless steel tumbling media has a longer lifespan than other media due to its robust and strong structure.

Plastic tumbling media is also reusable and is only replaced once it loses its quality.

Natural tumbling media like corncob and walnut shells are reusable and have a lifespan between 15 and 20 reuses.

If you want to know more about what we have to offer, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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