Abbott Steel Media in vibratory, barrel, and tumbling finishing equipment reduces material and media costs while it improves productivity and quality. Abbott Steel Media lasts indefinitely, yet its payback is often less than a year. It can perform a variety of finishing operations, often in one step, without specialized or dedicated equipment. Operations that were formerly performed by hand on burr benches or in multiple machines are now done with one, versatile process and steel media. Abbott Steel Tumbling Media produces fewer part rejects from lodging. Better-fitting parts also reduce assembly time and increase wear resistance in moving assemblies. Steel media works with biodegradable compounds and does not contribute soils in the waste stream.


    • STEEL MEDIA from Abbott Ball Company comes in the following shapes.  Please contact us for availability of sizes.

      ShapeDescription
      EclipseRound balls with slight flattening at the poles.  Pole-flattened balls are less expensive to manufacture and customers benefit from these economies through lower prices.  Available in sizes from 3/32" - 3/16".
      AbcoRound balls without flats for more critical finishing requirements.
      ConesCenter flange and tapered crowns provide contact angles and on curved surfaces. Small sizes are ideal for ornamental designs.  Available in 3 sizes from 3/16 to 1/2 inch.
      PinsTapering to pointed ends, pins reach into recesses and grooves, deflash through-holes and clean threaded areas.  Slim pins are available 3 sizes with diameters between 3/64 and 1/16 inch.  Tapered pins are available in 4 sizes with diameters between 3/32 and 5/32 inch.
      OvalballsThis shape introduces an oscillating motion to the finishing mass and provides more surface-to-surface contact than balls.  Ovalballs are available in 4 sizes from 1/8 to 5/16 inch.
      BallconesThis design combines the burnishing abilities of balls and cones into one scientifically proportioned shape.  Ballcones are available in 5 sizes from 1/8 to 5/16 inch.
      DiagonalsBeveled edges of diagonally-cut ends provide effective finishing action in corners. Cylindrical body offers wide area contacts.  Diagonals are available in 7 sizes between 1/8 and 3/8 inch.
      AbcutPatented abrasive surface puts teeth into finishing for fast, heavy deburring, burnishing and material removal. Available in 3 lengths between 1/2 and 7/8 inch.

      • 300 Series STAINLESS STEEL MEDIA from Abbott Ball offers complete freedom from rust.  Most shapes are available in this corrosion-resistant material.  Let us help design the correct solution for your parts.

 

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Abbott Ball Media Sizes