Metal Finishing Guide Book

2013

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Fig. 7. Conventional sisal buff. Fig. 8. Bias sisal buff. MACHINE DESIGN Mechanical buffing systems have a motor-driven shaft to which the buff wheel is applied. In addition, most machines will have a positioning mechanism, a finishing lathe, and workpiece-specific fixtures. POSITIONING MECHANISM Automated buffing machines orient parts against the media by mechanical methods to duplicate or replace human motions. They rotate, oscillate, tilt, and index the wheel and/or the workpiece. Fig. 9. Open cloth sisal buff. 44 Fig. 10. Spoke unit or finger sisal buff.

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