Shapes for All Applications
Formed Shapes Add Versatility to Process
New Applications Bring New Ideas
Balls, and even the later cones, could not reach into the filigrees or engravings on silverware or other detailed parts. These designs required a pointed object to achieve an overall finish. Thus, pins were developed in double-pointed sizes to reach into these intricate areas. The resultant ball, cone, and pin mixture is common for finishing a variety of detailed components.
And New Shapes
Other specialized shapes were later developed to secure surface contacts on irregularly shaped pieces. These shapes include diagonals (a cylindrical steel section with each end cut off at a slant); ball-cones (which differ from the cone in that one side is a cone and the other a half-ball); and ovalballs (a football-shaped piece that provides wider area contacts than a ball, and somewhat more vigorous tumbling action because of its elongated shape).
Abbott Steel Media now consists of a multitude of shapes and sizes to match virtually every product contour. These scientifically designed shapes combine into an interlocking, compact mass that increases pressure and improves finishing action. Abbott Ball Company can also engineer custom shapes for your unique finishing requirements. Please consult the factory for assistance.