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MEDIA GUIDELINES AND PRICES

Parts Under 3/4" In Size

MEDIA FOR MICRO PROCESSING, JEWELRY AND PARTS UNDER 3/4" IN SIZE

 

Nova Finishing Systems Inc., has pre-selected and recommends the following media for use on most small parts under a 3/4 inch in size. Depending upon the roughness of the parts you are working normally the fastest way to achieve a good looking surface finish is best accomplished using a series of processing steps than by selecting only one media. To accomplish these tasks, the following is a description of our processing recommendations:

DEBURRING

Ceramic Media is recommended for castings or where a lot of material removal is desired on all materials, but is primarily used on ferrous metals. Coarse media (Briefs) will achieve a dull finish or 24 - 29 RMS in 20 to 30 minutes using Nova vibratory finishing equipment. Medium ceramic media will achieve a better looking surface finish of 18 - 20 RMS in about 1 hour after using coarse media. Fine ceramic media will achieve a luster of 14 to 18 RMS in 1 - 2 hours after using medium composition media.

Plastic Media is the normal choice for non-ferrous and precious metals or most small parts where roughness is not a major factor. Coarse media (Briefs) will achieve a dull finish or 29 - 29 RMS in 30 to 45 minutes. Medium plastic will achieve a better looking surface finish of 18 - 20 RMS in about 1 to 1-1/2 hours after using coarse media. Fine media will achieve a bright finish or 12 - 14 RMS in 2 to 4 hours after using medium composition media.

Organic Media abrasive mixes or our blend called 56A will deburr fine or delicate parts. This mix will achieve a sand blasted (without the small dimple texture) or satin appearance in a matter of 3 to 4 hours. Longer time cycles may be required for larger burrs. Also this material is used a lot to achieve an antique look to jewelry. Please see note for use of replacement materials.

Dry Media is a special nylon bonded composition shape similar in deburringcharacteristics and weight to plastic media; however, it is used in a dry process without liquids. Media has comparable time cycles to plastic media.

BURNISHING

Burnishing is normally accomplished using steel or porcelain ball media. Our recommendation is to use porcelain ball media called microbrite over steel even though it does not work as fast, because you don't have maintenance problems, work harden, bending, or distortion of thin parts. This media is recommended as a secondary step process after ceramic or plastic deburring. Mirror finish appearances are possible in 2 to 4 hours. The longer the time cycle the better the appearance.

POLISHING

Organic media achieves the finest surface finishes of all media; however, it also takes the longest amount of time. Our recommendation is to use our 56D or 56E blended mixes which uses porcelain ball media to help -speed up the finishing process significantly. These products are exceptionally good at achieving an almost buffed appearance on most parts. The product 56D is a softer material used primarily on aluminum, brass, or pewter, whereas, 56E is used on precious metals. Please see note for use of replacement materials.

 

 

SHORT FORM RECOMMENDATIONS

Media selection is based upon general applications and preform versatility. "Briefs" indicate only coarse media. Fine and medium are available. Model numbers show recommended capacity of media requirements and Nova equipment.

 

 

 

Nova 250

Nova 500

Nova 1000

 

 

 

 

25 Brief

 

50 Brief

 

100Brief

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Ceramic media:

3/8 x 3/16 angle cut triangles

pt.#32050

$56.10

 

$102.35

 

$195.00

 

 

2.

Plastic media:
1/4x1/4x1/4  pyramid

pt.#42030

$90.60

 

$166.00

 

$315.00

 

 

3.

Burnishing media:
3mm porcelain balls

pt.#50300

$129.40

 

$236.25

 

$450.00

 

 

 

4.

Dry organic media:*
Special blended mixes of porcelain ball and dry organic materials for faster performance

 

 

 

 

A. For deburring 56A

pt.#56100

$155.25

 

$283.50

 

$540.00

 

 

 

B. For polishing 56D (soft)

pt.#56120

$142.30

 

$259.90

 

$495.00

 

 

 

C. For polishing 56E

pt.#56130

$146.65

 

$267.75

 

$510.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE
* It is recommended to add a handful of new, dry organic media per batch

 

 

 

REPLACEMENT MATERIAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

For 56A use 6A

pt.#62100

$103.50

 

$189.00

 

$360.00

 

6.

For 56D use 6D

pt.#62120

$89.15

 

$162.75

 

$310.00

 

7.

For 56E use 6E

pt.#62130

$94.90

 

$173.25

 

$330.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. LIQUID COMPOUNDS Chemicals are required for wet processing
    Super concentrated compounds are diluted 640:1 or 0.2oz/gal H2O

 

 

 

 

L100

For non-ferrous matls. and burnishing

pt.#21001

 

Qt.@$27.50

 

Gal@$86.00

 

5Gal@$400.00

L200

For ferrous materials

 

pt.#21002

 

Qt @$27.50

 

Gal@$86.00

 

5Gal@$400.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L6

For cleaning, degreasing and plastics

pt.#21006

 

Qt @$21.50

 

Gal@$42.00

 

5Gal@$175.00

 

Liquid Polishing additive part C for dry organic materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

L63

For general purpose all applications            

WHITE

pt.#21101

Qt @$36.50

 

Gal@$101.00

 

 

L64

For stainless steel or hard metals

GREEN

pt.#21102

Qt @$35 00

 

Gal@$75.00

 

 

L65

For precious metals

RED

pt.#21103

Qt @$33.50

 

Gal@$80.15

 

 

                               

 

 

MEDIA GUIDELINES AND PRICES

Parts Under 3/4" In Size

MEDIA FOR MICRO PROCESSING, JEWELRY AND PARTS UNDER 3/4" IN SIZE

ABRASIVE CERAMIC DEBURRING MEDIA (APPROX WT. 100/LBS./CU.FT.)

NOTE: Media comes in at least 3 abrasive compositions of fine, medium, coarse. Standard packaging is 50lbs. Add .15/lb for 25lb.         boxes.

1/8 x 11/32 

ACC

pt. # 31010

@

$3.35/lb.

3/16 x 11/32

ACC

pt. # 31020

@

$2.20

3/16 x 3/8

ACC

pt. # 31021

@

$2.64

1/4 x 7/16

ACC60

pt. # 31030

@

$1.92

3/8 x 9/16

ACC60

pt. # 31050

@

$1.92

3/16 x 3/4

ACT

pt. # 32020

@

$2.25

3/8 x 3/16

ACT

pt. # 32050

@

$1.87

3/8 x 1/4

ACT

pt. # 32051

@

$1.87

3/8 x 3/8

ACT

pt. # 32052

@

$1.87

5/8 x 3/16

ACT

pt. # 32070`

@

$1.54

1/8 x 1/4

C

pt. # 33010

@

$13.75

3/16 x 3/8

C

pt. # 33020

@

$9.08

3/8 x 1/2

C

pt. # 33050

@

$2.86

ABRASIVE PLASTIC DEBURRING MEDIA (APPROX WT. 65/LBS/CU.FT.)

NOTE: Media comes in at least 3 abrasive compositions of fine, medium, coarse. Standard packaging is 50lbs. Add .15/lb for 25lb. boxes 

UREA PLASTIC
Approx wt 80 lbs/cu ft

 

1/4 x 1/4 x 1/4

T

pt. # 42030

@

$2.95/lb.

3/8 x 3/8 x 3/8

T

pt. # 42050

@

$1.90

3/8 x 3/8

C

pt. # 43050

@

$1.85

3/8 x 3/8 x 5/8

Pyrd

pt. # 46050

@

$2.35

POLYESTER PLASTIC
Approx wt 90 lbs cu ft

 

1/4 x 1/4 x 1/4

T

pt. # 42130

@

$3.20/lb.

3/8 x 3/8 x 3/8

T

pt. # 42150

@

$2.05

3/8 x 3/8

C

pt. # 43150

@

$1.95

3/8 x 3/8 x 5/8

Pyrd

pt. # 46150

@

$2.40

  

 

 

 

 

Non-Stock items or special sizes and shapes available in quantities of 600 pounds at additional costs. The smallest size abrasive media made is 2mm ACT

Shape Code:

 

 

 

 

ACC

Angle cut cylinder (std 25 degree angle cut)

ACC60

Angle cut cylinder (60 degree angle cut)

ACT

Angle cut triangle

C

Cone

 

 

 

Pyrd

Pyramid

 

 

 

T

Triangle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLISHING/BURNISHING MEDIA (APPROX wt. 110 LBS./cu.ft.)
NOTE: Standard packaging is 50 pounds. Add .15/pound for 25 pound boxes

BALL MEDIA in conditioned state and based upon 50 lb. Minimum Boxes
NOTE: Deduct .10/pound for unconditioned ball media only.

 

 

 

 

2 mm (.079)

pt. # 50200

@

$5.95/lb.

3 mm (.118)

pt. # 50300

@

$4.50

4 mm (.158)

pt. # 50400

@

$4.50

6 mm (.236)

pt. # 50600

@

$4.50

9 mm (.354)

pt. # 50900

@

$4.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRY ORGANIC POLISHING/BUFFING MEDIA

(APPROX wt. 25 lbs./cu.ft.)
NOTE: add .10/pound for 25 pound boxes

WOOD SHAPES1 Part A (use with part B, by itself, or with part C)
Bulk material for polishing with organic compound mixes below.

5/16

cube

pt. # 61103

@

$3.10/lb.

7/8 x 3/8 x 5/16

diamond

pt. # 61201

@

$3.10

1/5 x 1/5 x 1

wedge

pt. # 61401

@

$3.10

COMPOUNDS Part B
Small organic sawdust /fine grain materials.

Untreated

 

 

 

 

Wood sawdust

 

pt. # 62000

@

$.90/lb.

Corn Cob

 

pt. # 62010

@

$1.10

Walnut Shell

 

pt. # 62020

@

$1.20

Treated

 

 

 

 

Abrasive sawdust

 

pt. # 62100

@

$3.60/lb.

Polishing corn cob

 

pt. # 63120

@

$3.10

Polishing walnut shell

 

pt. # 63130

@

$3.30

 

 

 

 

 

 Porcelain is suggested for faster surface finishing with dry organic compounds (see ball or cylinder media above. Proportional mix is 5  parts porcelain to 1 part dry organic mix)

ABRASIVE DRY DEBURRING MEDIA

                         Triangle

                         Pt.# 63010                          3x3mm                         @                          $12.00/lb

                         Pt.# 63020                          4x4mm                         @                          $12.00

                         Pt.# 63030                          6x6mm                         @                          $12.00

                     

                         Cylinder

                         Pt.# 63090                          8x15mm                       @                           $12.00

 

 

 NOTE: Price and availability subject  to change


 

 

 

 Nova Finishing Systems

MEDIA GUIDELINES AND PRICES                                       

Parts Over 3/4" In Size

   STANDARD MEDIA FOR PARTS OVER 3/4" IN SIZE

Nova Finishing Systems Inc., has pre-selected and recommends the following media for use on most part applications and parts over 1/2" in size. Depending upon the roughness of the parts you are working, normally the fastest way to achieve a good looking surface finish is best accomplished using a series of processing steps rather than selecting only one media. To accomplish these tasks, the following is a description of our processing recommendations.

DEBURRING

Ceramic Media is recommended for all ferrous parts and/or where a lot of material needs to be removed in a short period of time. Coarse media (Briefs) will achieve a dull finish or 24 - 29 RMS in 20 to 30 minutes using Nova vibratory finishing equipment. Medium ceramic media will achieve a better looking surface finish of 18 - 20 RMS in about 1 hour after using coarse media. Fine ceramic will achieve a luster or a 14 - 18 RMS in 1 to 2 hours after using medium composition media.

Plastic Media is normally used on softer non-ferrous metals. Coarse media (Briefs) will achieve a dull finish or 20- 29 RMS in 30 to 45 minutes. Medium plastic will achieve a better looking surface of 18 - 20 RMS in about 1 to 1 1/2 hours after using coarse media. Fine media will achieve a bright finish or 12 - 14 RMS in 2 to 4 hours after using medium composition media.

Organic Media abrasive mixes or our blend called 56A will deburr fine or delicate parts. This mix will achieve a sand blasted - without the small dimple texture) or a satin antique appearance in 3 to 4 hours. Longer time cycles may be required for large burrs. Please see note for use of replacement materials.

Dry Media is a special nylon bonded organic composition shape similar in deburring characteristics and weight to plastic media; however, it is used in a dry process without liquids. Media has comparable time cycles as plastic media..

BURNISHING

Burnishing is normally accomplished using steel or porcelain ball media. Our recommendation is to use porcelain ball media called microbrite over steel even though it does not work as fast, because you don't have maintenance problems, work hardening, bending, or distortion on thin parts. This media is recommended as a secondary step process after ceramic or plastic deburring. Mirror finish appearances are possible in 2 to 4 hours. The longer time cycle, the better the appearance.

POLISHING

Organic media achieves the finest surface finishes of all media; however, it also takes the longest amount of time. Our recommendation is to use our 56D or 56E blended mixes which use porcelain ball media to help[ speed up the finishing process significantly. These products are exceptionally good at achieving an almost buffed appearance on most parts. The product 56D is a softer material used primarily on non ferrous materials and 56E is recommended for use on ferrous materials.

SHORT FORM RECOMMENDATIONS

Media selection is based upon general applications and preform versatility. "Briefs" indicate only coarse media. Fine and medium are available. Model numbers show recommended capacity of media requirements and Nova equipment.

 

 

 

Nova 250

Nova 500

Nova 1000

 

 

 

 

25 Brief

 

50 Brief

 

100Brief

 

 

1.

Ceramic media

5/8 x 3/4 cylinder wedge

Pt.# 34090

$  47.50

 

$  86.00

 

$165.00

 

 

 

2.

Plastic media

3/4 x 3/4 cone

Pt.# 43110

$  59.70

 

$119.00

 

$238.00

 

 

3.

Burnishing media:
3mm porcelain balls

pt.#50300

$129.40

 

$236.25

 

$450.00

 

 

4.

Dry organic media:*
Special blended mixes of porcelain ball and dry organic materials for faster performance

 

 

 

 

A. For deburring 56A

pt.#56100

$155.25

 

$283.50

 

$540.00

 

 

 

B. For polishing 56D (soft)

pt.#56120

$142.30

 

$259.90

 

$495.00

 

 

 

C. For polishing 56E

pt.#56130

$146.65

 

$267.75

 

$510.00

 

 

 

NOTE
* It is recommended to add a handful of new, dry organic media per batch

 

 

 

REPLACEMENT MATERIAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

For 56A use 6A

pt.#62100

$103.50

 

$189.00

 

$360.00

 

6.

For 56D use 6D

pt.#62120

$  89.15

 

$162.75

 

$310.00

 

7.

For 56E use 6E

pt.#62130

$  94.90

 

$173.25

 

$330.00

 

 

8. LIQUID COMPOUNDS Chemicals are required for wet processing
    Super concentrated compounds are diluted 640:1 or 0.2oz/gal H2O

 

 

 

L100

For non-ferrous matls. and burnishing

pt.#21001

 

Qt.@$27.50

 

Gal@$86.00

 

5Gal@$400.00

L200

For ferrous materials

 

pt.#21002

 

Qt @$27.50

 

Gal@$86.00

 

5Gal@$400.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L6

For cleaning, degreasing and plastics

pt.#21006

 

Qt @$21.50

 

Gal@$42.00

 

5Gal@$175.00

 

Liquid Polishing additive part C for dry organic materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

L63

For general purpose all applications            

WHITE

pt.#21101

Qt @$36.50

 

Gal@$101.00

 

 

L64

For stainless steel or hard metals

GREEN

pt.#21102

Qt @$35 00

 

Gal@$75.00

 

 

L65

For precious metals

RED

pt.#21103

Qt @$33.50

 

Gal@$80.15

 

 

                     


MEDIA GUIDELINES AND PRICES                                       

Parts Over 3/4" In Size

   STANDARD MEDIA FOR PARTS OVER 3/4" IN SIZE

ABRASIVE CERAMIC DEBURRING MEDIA (APPROX WT. 100/LBS./CU.FT.)


NOTE: Media comes in at least 3 abrasive compositions of fine, medium, coarse. Standard packaging is 50lbs. Add .15/lb for 25lb. boxes.

Angle Cut Cylinders

        

ACC

 

        Price

31041

 

5/16 dia x 9/16

@

$1.68/lb.

31041

 

5/16 dia x 5/8

@

$1.88

                 31060

 

7/16 dia x 25/32

@

$1.60

31070

 

1/2 dia x 7/8

@

$1.77

31090

 

5/8 dia x 1-1/2

@

$158

31130

 

7/8 dia x 1-3/4

@

$151

 

 

 

 

 

Angle Cut Triangle

 

ACT

 

 

          Pt. #32030

 

5/8 x ¼

@

$1.65/lb.

32031

 

5/8 x 3/16

@

$1.54

32032

 

5/8 x 3/8

@

$1.54

32033

 

5/8 x 5/8

@

$1.65

32034

 

5/8 x 9/16

@

$1.54

32130

 

7/8 x 5/16

@

$1.52

32131

 

7/8 x 3/8

@

$1.65

32132

 

7/8 x 7/8

@

$1.71

32133

 

7/8 x 15/16

@

$1.49

32160

 

1-1/8 x 5/16

@

$1.49

32161

 

1-1/8 x 3/8

@

$1.71

32162

 

1-1/8 x 15/16

@

$1.46

32200

 

1-3/8 x ½

@

$1.44

32280

 

1-7/8 x 5/8

@

$1.44

 

 

 

 

 

  Cones

 

C

 

 

          Pt.# 33090

 

1/2 x 5/8

@

$1.82/lb.

33080

 

9/16b x 5/8h

@

$2.71

33100

 

11/16bx x 3/4h

@

$2.31

33110

 

3/4b x 7/8h

@

$2.38

33170

 

1-1/4 x 1-1/4

@

$1.71

 

 

 

 

 

Cylinder Wedge 

 

CW

 

 

          Pt. # 34090

 

5/8 x 3/4

@

$1.65/lb.

    34150

 

1 x 1

@

$1.75

                  34151

 

1 x 1-1/8

@

$1.85

   34220

 

1-1/2 x 1-1/2

@

$1.88

                  34221

 

1-1/2 x 1-5/8

@

$1.60

ABRASIVE PLASTIC DEBURRING MEDIA (APPROX WT. 65/LBS./CU.FT)

NOTE: Media comes in at least 3 abrasive compositions of fine, medium, coarse. 

 

  

 

 

UREA PLASTIC
Approx wt 80 lbs/cu ft

POLYESTER PLASTIC
Approx wt 90 lbs cu ft

 

Cylinder

Pt. # 41090

 

CY

5/8 x 7/8

@

$1.35/lb

$1.84/lb

Triangle

 

T

 

 

 

Pt. # 42090

 

5/8 x 1/2 x 3/8

@

    $1.85/lb

   $2.35/lb

Pt. # 42150

 

1 x 1/2 x 9/16

@

                    $1.85

$2.35

Pt. # 42300

 

2 x 2 x 2

@

$1.85

$2.35

Cones

 

C

 

 

 

Pt. # 43070

 

1/2 x 1/2

@

    $1.88/lb

    $2.30/lb

Pt. # 43110

 

3/4 x 3/4

@

$1.85

$2.60

Pt. # 43150

 

1 x 1-1/8

@

$1.85

$2.60

Pt. # 43220

 

1-1/2 x 1-1/2

@

$1.85

$2.60

Cylinder Wedge

 

CW

 

 

 

Pt. # 44090

 

5/8 x 5/8

@

    $1.88/lb

    $2.35/lb

Pt. # 44190

 

1 x 1

@

$1.88

$2.35

Pt. # 44123

 

1-9/16 x 1-9/16

@

$1.88

$2.35

Pyramid

 

P

 

 

 

Pt. # 46018

 

1-1/4 x 1-1/4

@

   $1.85/lb

    $2.60/lb

Pt. # 46023

 

1-9/16 x 1-9/16

@

$1.85

$2.60

Tristar

 

TS

 

 

 

Pt. # 48300

 

2 x 3/4

@

   $1.85/lb

   $2.60/lb

Wedge

 

W

 

 

 

Pt. # 49110

 

3/4 x 3/4

@

    $1.85/lb

    $2.60/lb

Pt. # 49150

 

1 x 9/16

@

$1.85

$2.60

Pt. # 49220

 

1-1/2 x 1

@

$1.85

$2.60

Pt. # 49260

 

2-3/4 x 1-1/2

@

$1.85

$2.60

ABRASIVE DRY DEBURRING MEDIA

                         Triangle

                         Pt.# 63040                          10x10mm                         @                         $15.00/lb

                         Pt.# 63060                          15x15mm                         @                         $15.00

                     

                         Cylinder

                        Pt.# 63130                             8x15mm                         @                          $15.00

                        Pt.# 63150                           12x20mm                         @                          $15.00

 

                        Square

                        Pt.# 63180                           20x20mm                         @                           $15.00

 

 NOTE: Price and availability subject to change

 

 




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