Since 1971 Extrude Hone AFM has pioneered the application of abrasive flow machining (AFM) for internal deburring and polishing into dozens of industries. From high performance fuel and air passages for aerospace and automotive, diesel, and turbine engines, to ultrapure fluid handling components for food processing, semiconductor fabrication, and medical applications, to high precision tools and dies, to 3D printed, additive manufacturing selective laser sintered (SLS) applications. Along the way, we have developed a remarkable resume’ and reputation for being in the forefront of advancing the AFM technology worldwide improving performance and efficiency of applications in these fields.
AFM is typically ideal for work pieces with a through-hole for the media to enter and exit, therefore simulating a back and forth “lapping” motion throughout the desired passage. In some cases, a one–way lapping motion is available when it is best suited for an application
AFM can be applied to any metal materials, including titanium or Inconel, super alloys, hardened, and difficult-to-machine materials
Material can be removed from targeted and hard-to-reach locations
AFM Media can be engineered to match tight tolerance requirements
Process control delivers consistent quality and highest repeatability
Extrude Hone Abrasive Flow Machining, is an interior surface finishing process characterized by flowing a silicon carbide abrasive-laden media through a workpiece. AFM smooth's and finishes rough surfaces, and is specifically used to remove burrs, polish surfaces, and form radii, while at the same time removing material. Our media has some of the same characteristics as bread dough or the child’s toy “Silly Putty”. The abrasive particles which are mixed into the media grind away, rather than shear off the material. The nature of AFM makes it ideal for interior surfaces, slots, holes, cavities, and other areas that may be difficult to reach with conventional polishing or grinding processes.
Extrude Hone AFM has been providing you superior services and quality results for many years. We cater to you nationwide. We've been in business since 1971!
We are conveniently based out of Southern California in the Los Angeles/Orange County Area, and proudly serve throughout the nation for all your Abrasive Flow Machining requirements... Call now for more details