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Obtaining a 8-12Rms Finish on Machined Die Cast A380


We are currently attempting to manufacture a 6.00" diameter groove which approximately .125" wide. After machining we obtaining a 20-30 Rms. finish on the groove walls .300" deep. I am seeking a coating or process to improve this to the required 12 or better. The walls of the groove act as the sealing surface for a teflon encapsulated o-ring (which has only passed test with 12Rms finish). Due to the volume constraint the cycle time would need to be close to 1 minute.

Due to the narrow groove width we have looked into grinding, film buffing, teflon impregnation. Any ideas or suggestions would be welcome. Thanks,

Ken Hagadorn
- Benton Harbor MI, USA


Ken, Over all part size would be nice. I think the RMS you need to achieve can only be accomplished using mechanical methods. It may be possible to get the finish you are looking for using mass finishing equipment and dry organic media. However,it still may be tough.

tony kenton
AF Kenton
Hatboro, Pennsylvania

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