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Media-Steel

Steel media is widely used in barrel and vibratory equipment for a variety of applications.

  • Parts Cleaning and Chip Removal - Coupled with a good cleaning compound, steel media scrubs surfaces and interiors by removing both organic and inorganic soils from a wide variety of parts. Clean soils and remove chips from machining operations.
  • Deburring - Peen or hammer sharp edges with reduced cycle times
  • Burnishing - Brighten or Ball-Burnish with steel media to produce a smooth mirror-like finish on surfaces ranging from matte to polished.

In addition to the mass finishing capabilities, the advantages of using Steel Media include:

  • Reduce Finishing Cycle Times
  • Impart Compressive Stress or Work Harden
  • Improve Pre-Plate Finishing
  • Reduce Porosity on Plated Parts

CRW offers many shapes and sizes to match virtually every product contour.

  SHAPE STANDARD SIZES DESCRIPTION
Eclipse Eclipse Available in sizes from 3/32" to 3/16" Round balls with slight flattening at the poles.
Abco Abco Available in sizes from 3/32" to 3/16" Round balls without flats for more critical finishing requirements.
Cones Cones
Order
Size
Dimensions
A B
3/16"
5/16"
1/2"
.155"
.265"
.470"
.200"
.315"
.535"
Center flange and tapered crowns provide contact angles and on curved surfaces. Small sizes are ideal for ornamental designs.
Pins-Slim Pins-Slim 3/64" x 1/2"
1/16" x 9/32"
1/16" x 1/2"
Tapering to pointed ends, pins reach into recesses and grooves, deflash through-holes and clean threaded areas.
Pins-Tapered Pins-Tapered 3/32" x 3/8"
1/8" x 3/8"
1/8" x 1/2"
5/32" x 1/2
Tapering to pointed ends, pins reach into recesses and grooves, deflash through-holes and clean threaded areas.
Diagonals Diagonals
Order
Size
Dimensions
A B C
1/8"
5/32"
3/16"
7/32"
1/4"
5/16"
3/8"
.125"
.156"
.187"
.218"
.250"
.312"
.375"
.125"
.156"
.187"
.218"
.250"
.312"
.375"
.225"
.275"
.325"
.380"
.445"
.545"
.655"
Beveled edges of diagonally-cut ends provide effective finishing action in corners. Cylindrical body offers wide area contacts.
Abcut Abcut
Dimensions
Length Diameter
1/8" x1/2"
5/32"x7/8"
7/32"x7/8"
.130 -.136"
.167 -.173"
.228 -.239"
Patented abrasive surface puts teeth into finishing for fast, heavy deburring, burnishing and material removal. Available in three standard sizes.

Approx 300 lbs per Cu. Ft.

Stainless Steel is available where complete freedom from rust is essential. Manufacturer recommends 300 Series stainless steels. Most of these shapes are available in this corrosion-resistant material.

Call a CRW representative today to discuss choosing the best media for your specific application.

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