Isotropic Surface Finishing Process


Any time two metal parts come into contact, the resulting friction causes heat to build up. These high temperatures lead to wear over time, reduce efficiency and eventually create the need for replacement. By creating a smooth and shiny finish, the ISF Process® increases the life expectancy and efficiency of moving metal parts. Increased life expectancy translates into both lower operating costs as well as improved performance. The ISF Process® is a physio-chemical process, using high density, non-abrasive ceramic media and conventional vibratory finishing equipment in which large batches of parts can be processed at the same time.

The ISF Process® removes the surface asperities inherent in machining processes. By safely removing these microscopic peaks, the ISF Process® leaves a highly uniform surface which reduces friction and allows for increased lubrication capability. While the dimensional integrity remains intact, the result is an improved component that will operate at lower temperatures, have increased durability, more quiet operation and increased time between maintenances.

The ISF Process® has been tested, proven, certified and is currently in use in many different industries. It is highly successful on parts that operate under extreme conditions. The ISF Process® is used in military applications and is FAA approved. The results of the ISF Process® are undeniable. No matter what the product, the ISF Process® will greatly improve performance and save time, energy and money.


Why the ISF Process® is important to any application:

  • Less inertia = Less friction = Less fuel consumption
  • Reduction of friction of metal to metal contact parts = Less wear and contact fatigue
  • Lower operating temperatures = Increased power output and efficiency
  • Increased power density = Options of larger engines or smaller transmissions
  • Increased durability = Lower replacement costs and fewer failures

Additional Benefits:

  • Improved bending fatigue resistance
  • Reduced lubrication maintenance
  • Quieter operation
  • Reduces rotational torque
  • No metallurgical degradation
  • No geometrical degradation