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.