plating, anodizing, & finishing Q&As since 1989
Small hand tool for removing flash from rubber product
January 3, 2009
Q. Dear Sir,
We are manufacturing of rubber to metal bonded rubber products and there is lot of extra flash which gets stuck to the metal. could you please suggest somebody who could supply a small hand grinder with low rpm so that we can mechanically remove the flash.
Your help would be appreciated.
Entrepreneur - Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
January 6, 2009
A. Are you sure you want to go that way? If your quantity is low volume it maybe the way to go; however, take a look at cryogenic blast systems.
retired business owner - Hatboro, Pennsylvania
January 7, 2009
A. In addition to what Mr. Kenton says, it may be worth to review your fixturing or mold design and tolerances. Flash can only occur if there is a clearance or gap between mating surfaces. A properly designed, constructed and maintained mold or fixture may help you more than anything else.Guillermo Marrufo
Monterrey, NL, Mexico
De-flashing a part with good aestheticsDecember 3, 2015
Q. We are moulding Metal to Plastic by insert moulding. Being an aesthetic part, lot of flashes appear on metal part. please suggest any tool by which we can cut the flashes without damaging the part aesthetics. can we make a fixture for the same?shashikant Birje
housewares - Mumbai, India
Hi Shashikant. I'm with Guillermo.
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey