ball burnishing

ball burnishing

[′bȯl ‚bər·nish·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
A method of giving small stainless steel parts a lustrous finish by rotating them in a wood-lined barrel with water, burnishing soap, and hardened steel balls.
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Conducting tests using ball burnishing in order to compare the finishing results.
Al-Dhifi, "Improvements in the wear resistance of brass components by the ball burnishing process", Journal of Materials Processing Technology 96 (1999), pp.
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Tam, "Effect of ball burnishing parameters on surface finish--A literature survey and discussion", Precision Engineering Vol 10 No 4 (1988), pp.
Abstract: Following paper presents results of attempts of burnishing complex 3D surfaces with CNC milling machines using in first operation toroidal cutting tool and then thrust ball burnishing with spring-actuated pressure.
Modern machining tools can work with high feed values (in case of ball burnishing it is a main movement) what enables to obtain high efficiency of treatment, while high quality of surface received in one operation.
Ball burnishing compacts the surface with minimum contamination.