- High cutting rate with a lower attrition rate
- Fast cutting, medium cutting, light cutting, and polishing
- Full size and shape available for your application
- Laser cutting parts, die casting parts, stamping parts deburring
Inovatec MachineryYour Best Ceramic Deburring Media Manufacturer in China
Inovatec has the most extensive selection of ceramic deburring media, including all sizes/shapes/compositions. It is preferred to remove loose burrs, remove flashes, edge breaking as well as rust removal. It is a powerful all-purpose mass finishing tool that can be used effectively for cleaning and surface preparation and removing tool marks from cast or machined parts.
Also, ceramic deburring media protects parts from hitting each other which may cause damage to them. Also, it serves as a carrier of compounds used in the process.
Ceramic media has a high density that makes it the best choice for heavy cutting applications and for processing harder metals. And for deburring applications requiring fast and aggressive metal removal, ceramic media is also an excellent choice.
Angle cut triangle ceramic media provides smooth action and is excellently useful in reaching corners and slotted areas. Angle cut triangle delivers deeper penetration into the remote areas.
The angle cut triangle is the right fit for metal parts with small detailed features. It efficiently removes burrs on holes and edges achieving a consistent, fine finish.
The straight cut triangle is ideal for forming radii and edge breaking. It is also popular in stone tiles antique finishing. Straight cut triangle media is also perfect to finish eyeglass frames and small jewelry.
A straight cut triangle provides supreme surface contact on flat surfaces. Its straight-sided shape gives a block-like action that aids in maximizing the cutting action.
Angle cut beveled is perfect for deburring holes and contours, for example, ball-bearing retainer. Angle cut cylinder is a more aggressive tumbling media that provides excellent removal of burrs and good media life. It is perfect for use on parts with concave surfaces, holes, and rounded areas. It can be used on a wide selection of parts.
Straight cut b supports the parts and protects parts from the impingement. Straight cut cylinder ceramic media is a light cutting ceramic tumbling media with a minimal amount of fine abrasives added to offer non-aggressive cutting and a brighter finish. It has a long-wearing feature since it is a light grade deburring media.
Angle cut tri-star ceramic media provides sharper edges for reaching slots, holes, and recesses. This is mainly used for metal workpiece deburring, deflash, descaling, etc. Angle cut tri-star has the triangle shape’s basic capabilities. It has sharp points ideal for reaching hard to reach areas. This is perfectly suitable for gear teeth, slots, or sharp corners.
Conical-shaped media permits partially entering holes of diameters without lodging problems. Cone ceramic media provides a smooth finish while still allowing fast metal removal with medium wear. Because of its unique shape, cone ceramic media extends media life and has anti-wedging characteristics that minimize or stop lodging problems. It is especially a good ceramic media shape for parts with holes.
Wedge ceramic media is also called “V”-cut cylinders or tri-cylinders. It is a popular shape used to replace cones, plain cylinders, and triangles. Due to its versatile shape, it is mainly suitable for a wide variety of surfaces. With its cylindrical surface and two flat surfaces, this media shape perfectly fits well with concave and convex surfaces.
Ellipse shape ceramic media is ideal for entering the narrow slots; it is preferred to finish the gear wheel. This ceramic media shape puts together the flat shape’s finishing action with the cylinder’s flowing action. They are mainly functional on parts with concave surfaces and have anti-wedging features that successfully minimize or eliminate lodging problems.
Optional Design & Setting
VFC (very fast cutting) ceramic media with 40%-50% abrasive, with exceptional high deburring and metal removal capacity.
FC rough-cutting ceramic deburring media with 20%-30% abrasive is better cost-effective deburring media.
GC (general cutting) ceramic deburring stone with 20% coarse is the most commonly used ceramic media.
MC (medium cutting) ceramic stone is famous for stone antiquating treatment and tumbling.
LC (light cutting) ceramic chips are ideal for metal smoothing and light deburring.
P grade ceramic polishing media is used for burnishing, polishing as well as improving parts surface brightness.
Mass Finishing Machine
Inovatec machinery has offered a full range of mass finishing machines, including vibratory finishing machines, centrifugal disc machines, centrifugal barrel machines, industrial barrel tumbler machines as well as automatic surface finishing systems.
- Reverse engineering ceramic deburring media
- Suggest the right media according to parts
- Ceramic media of different size, shape, composition
- A small fraction cost of manual deburring
Our MOQ is 500kg, so you have enough media to make the trial. If you do LCL, we suggest you order 1000kg to save the shipping cost.
Our ceramic deburring media is packaged in double-layer plastic woven bags. Each bag is 25kg or 50 lbs. Then we will wrap 40 sacks in a fermentation pallet packaging.
The general order is TT wire transfer. We start production with a 30% down payment. We will make the shipment after receiving the full amount. Of course, we can do a letter of credit at sight or trade through PayPal.
Usually, it requires 15-25 days to make the production. If your media size is smaller than 6mm, then it requires a longer time. If it is a very urgent order, we help to complete it in two weeks.
We accept FOB, EXW, also CIF, CFR, and DDU.
Ceramic Deburring Media
Ceramic media are also called as ceramic stones, ceramic chips, ceramic vibratory tumbler media, and tumbling media ceramic.
Whether people have small gear parts or big iron casting parts, Inovatec always offers you the right ceramic media to meet your requirement.
We offer VFC (very fast cutting), FC (fast cutting), GC (general cutting), MC (medium cutting), and LC (light cutting) grade in ceramic abrasive deburring media.
Our fast cutting ceramic abrasive media is for heavy burr removal and edge breaking while our light cutting ceramic vibratory media for deburring is for surface cleaning.
Besides, we have P grade ceramic polishing media.
The ceramic polishing media also works as ceramic cleaning media for parts degreasing and cleaning.
The main composition of ceramic deburring media is clay (kaolin) and abrasives.
Inovatec engineers have developed more than 30+ types of the recipe for wide and different applications and conditions.
We have special recipes for 3D printed parts, hard titanium alloy, general steel deburring, plastic parts, and rubber parts.
Every year, we manufacture over 30,000 tons of ceramic deburring media, including ceramic media balls, ceramic tumbling media triangles, cylinder shape, tri-star, wedge, cone, pyramid, and so on.
Ceramic ball tumbler media has the best flow actions while the ceramic tumbling media triangle offers superior cutting power.
Small ceramic tumbling media deburrs delicate parts while big ceramic finishing media removes materials effectively.
For the past 20 years, Inovatec engineers have continuously improved ceramic tumbler medium quality.
With the full product range and high product quality, Inovatec tumbler ceramic media are well received by users and distributors from all over the world.
Here is how we do it:
- Using natural gas as clean energy so the quality is the same from batch to batch
- Consistent uniformity in size and shape as well as wearing and cutting
- High cutting capacity and lower wear rate
- Cost effective compared to the similar product from German and Japan
Inovatec not just sells your ceramic deburring media, but offers a complete technical solution for you.
Our goal is to help you make the perfect finish for your parts. Contact us today and get an instant quote!
Ceramic Tumbling Media FAQ Guide
- 1. What is the Manufacturing Process of Ceramic tumbling media?
- 2. What is the size tolerance of ceramic tumbling media?
- 3. What is Silicon carbide tumbling media?
- 4. What size and shape of ceramic tumbling media do you have?
- 5. What the meaning of fast cutting, medium cutting, and light cutting ceramic media?
- 6. How do you choose the right types of ceramic tumbling media?
- 7. What is Ceramic tumbling media?
- 8. What is the use of ceramic tumbling media?
- 9. How does ceramic tumbling media work?
- 10. What are the types or grades of ceramic tumbling media?
- 11. Which ceramic tumbling media shape, angle, or size, is the best?
- 12. What are the available shapes of ceramic tumbling media?
- 13. Which industrial media tumbler machine can use ceramic tumbling media?
- 14. What are ceramic tumbling media made up of?
- 15. What are the benefits of using ceramic tumbling media over other media types?
- 16. How long will a ceramic tumbling media last?
- 17. What workpieces are ceramic tumbling media best for?
- 18. Why are ceramic tumbling media important to mass finishing machine?
1. What is the manufacturing process of ceramic tumbling media?
How do you control the quality of ceramic tumbling media?
To make the best ceramic media quality, we control the quality of raw materials sources.
The main components for ceramic media are Kaolin clay and abrasives.
The main composition of Kaolin clay is alumina oxide and silica.
To ensure stable quality, we test the percentage and the particle size distribution of Kaolin.
Kaolin is allowed to ship into the warehouse if their compositions are within the range.
At the same time, we seal the sample as a record for future rechecking.
The first step is mixing. We use a computer to calculate how many kgs of each component we need in each batch.
The mixing process takes place in a vast rotary barrel machine, and it lasts 30-40 minutes.
Both heavy and light ingredients are mixed uniformly.
After mixing, each batch has a unique batch number.
The same batch number prevents operators from taking the wrong products.
And then followed by mixing. Evacuation prevents the tumbling media from bursting during sintering.
Vacuuming is followed by the cutting process.
We use automatic cutting machines so that we always make the same size media.
At the same time, we fully consider the water content and the shrinkage ratio of the media during the mixing process.
Therefore, you can get the exact size that you want.
If you wish bevel cut abrasive tumbling media, we can produce 22 °, 30 °, 45 °, 60 °, and 68 ° angle cutting ceramic media according to your requirements.
After the media is cut, it is necessary to evaporate the water naturally.
Ceramic media size above 20mm requires a longer time dehydrating. If the moisture is not removed, the sintered abrasive will crack.
Sintering of the grinding medium is carried out in a 72-meter-long tunnel kiln.
The baking temperature is 1360 degrees.
We use natural gas sintering because natural gas is high in heat and stable.
At the same time, natural gas is cleaner and more environmentally friendly.
A PLC program controls the sintering temperature, and the temperature variation does not exceed 5 degrees Celsius.
The entire sintering process takes 36 hours from the entrance to the exit.
At the same time, we remove the burrs, impurities, and smooth media surface.
We carefully make a quality inspection before shipment.
Only those qualified products are allowed to make the shipment. Our ceramic media product inspection includes:
Wearing/cutting test: ceramic media is tested with stainless steel and brass cylinder in a centrifugal barrel machine.
With our standard, the attrition rate and grinding rate should be intolerant.
Appearance and size inspection: media size tolerance should be within 1mm.
Manual review: get rid of media that are stuck together or broken pieces.
With all the above strict on-site control and inspection, we make sure that the ceramic media that gets shipped to you is of superior quality.
2. What is the size tolerance of ceramic tumbling media?
The tolerance of ceramic tumbling media is ±1mm. For example, the photo below is a 20X20 ceramic tumbling media. The actual product measurement is shown with very small deviations.
3. What is silicon carbide tumbling media?
Silicon carbide tumbling media is the ceramic tumbling media with silicon carbide abrasives.
Inovatec has green silicon carbide and black silicon carbide. Black silicon carbide is frequently used because it is more durable.
Silicon carbide tumbling media is favorable for hard metal deburring, like titanium alloy and 316 stainless steel.
To meet the industrial needs, we develop a faster cutting SiC recipe (20% abrasive) and a general cutting SiC recipe (30% coarse).
Most ceramic tumbling media use corundum abrasives. Silicon carbide has a higher cutting rate and faster material removal.
So, it is a type of aggressive ceramic tumbling media.
4. What size and shape of ceramic tumbling media do you have?
Ceramic tumbling media are available in all sizes and shapes, for example, sphere (ball), cylinder, triangle, tri-star, arrowhead, pyramid, cone, ellipse, tetrahedron, etc.
The smallest size we can make is 1mm ball and 2×2 angle cut triangle media.
5. What is the meaning of fast cutting, medium cutting, and light cutting ceramic media?
Suppliers talk about medium cutting or fast cutting ceramic media.
However, they may not be the same media when using the same word “fast cutting media.”
Different manufacturers use different standards.
Has the standard of light cutting, general cutting, fast cutting, and high-speed cutting.
Light cutting is good to remove light burrs. It creates a light texture and low Ra.
Fast cutting ceramic media is ideal for aggressive material removal.
Fast cutting ceramic media wears faster than light cutting media.
At Inovatec, we not only manufacture standard ceramic tumbling media but also customize all types of commercial ceramic media with the customer’s requirements.
We analyze media recipes and reengineer the original ceramic media.
Therefore, you can get the same performance media at a lower cost.
6. How do you choose the right types of ceramic tumbling media?
We choose the right types of ceramic tumbling media. We make sure that:
Ceramic tumbling media is able to perform the desired function, like deburring, radiusing, and edge breaking in a short time (for example 1-2 hours).
Ceramic tumbling media should be easy to separate from parts.
Ceramic tumbling media finishes the surface of the entire parts.
Media does not lodge in the hole or recesses of the parts.
7. What is ceramic tumbling media?
Ceramic tumbling media is mass finishing media made of ceramic binder and an aluminum oxide abrasive grit.
So, sometimes, it is often referred to as aluminum oxide tumbling media.
Depending on the usage, it could also include materials such as tin oxide, silicon carbide, silicate, aluminum oxide, alumina-zirconia, boron carbide, cerium oxide, chromium oxide, porcelain, and several others.
Ceramic tumbling media is widely recognized and accepted mass finishing media.
It is an effective, all-purpose mass finishing material used for different purposes.
8. What is the use of ceramic tumbling media?
An industrial tumbler machine can’t perfectly refine or improve surfaces, all by itself.
When used with industrial parts tumbler, ceramic tumbling media is an effective addition to the mass finishing process.
It helps to achieve various surface preparations and finishing of cast or machined parts.
Talk of such operations as deburring, grinding, deflashing, polishing, honing, burnishing, cleaning, tool marks removal, and super-finishing.
In addition, it can effectively handle low micro-inch finishes.
9. How does ceramic tumbling media work?
Notably, ceramic tumbling Media usage hovers between 10% and 50% of a mass finishing chamber.
It is inserted into the machine before kickstarting the whole surface finishing process and steps.
On insertion and proper supply of power, the ceramic tumbling media gets energized by the finishing machine.
The never-ending ‘rubbing’ of the ceramic media against the workpieces aids in fine-tuning the surfaces of the workpieces.
10. What are the types or grades of ceramic tumbling media?
There are usually three different types of ceramic tumbling media.
They are the Light Cutting Ceramic Tumbling Media, Medium Cutting Ceramic Tumbling Media, and High Cutting Ceramic Tumbling Media.
Light Cutting Ceramic Tumbling Media:
They are fused with a minimal amount and level of fine abrasives.
Thus, they offer very slight cutting but a brighter finishing.
They take a while before wearing due to being a light grade finishing media.
Medium Cutting Tumbling Ceramic Media:
This type of ceramic media is an upgraded version of the light cutting ceramic media type.
They are faster and offer increased cutting.
The result is often a much brighter finishing with reaches to hidden slots, cavities, or holes in workpieces
High/Fast Cutting Ceramic Tumbling Media:
They are the highest deburring ceramic finsihing media with a very fast cut-rate.
They provide great deburring as well as a thorough matte finishing.
They are the most aggressive ceramic tumbling media due to their higher cutting abilities.
Although, the fast speed comes with a higher wear rate.
11. Which ceramic tumbling media shape, angle, or size is the best?
There is nothing like the best ceramic tumbling media.
What is best in each circumstance would depend on the shape, angle, and size of the workpiece whose surface is about to be enhanced, deburred, or improved upon.
12. What are the available shapes of ceramic tumbling media?
Ceramic tumbling media is distinctive in nature since it comes in a variety of shapes and forms.
Available shapes and forms range from ceramic tumbling media triangles to balls, crushed or irregular particles, ball cones, diagonals, ovals, pyramids, wedges, cylinders, sphere, tri-star, ellipses, star, and many others.
13. Which industrial media tumbler machine can use ceramic tumbling media?
Ceramic tumbling media can be used by any type of mass finishing machine.
Be it a Barrel Tumbling Finishing Machine, Vibratory Finishing Machine, Centrifugal Disc Finishing Machine, or Centrifugal Barrel Finishing Machine, ceramic tumbling media is appropriately compatible with any of it.
14. What is ceramic tumbling media made up of?
Ceramic tumbling media is made up of different types of materials.
Such materials can include any of aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, silicate, and several others.
15. What are the benefits of using ceramic tumbling media over other media types?
Ceramic tumbling media combines extraordinary longevity with low up-front pricing.
This makes it a widely-accepted cost-effective metal finishing solution.
Moreso, there’s an availability of different choices regarding sizes, types, and shapes.
This gives you optimum flexibility when making your choice of mass finishing media.
The extensive choice also helps to reduce common issues such as separation, lodging, and many more.
Specifically, ceramic tumbling media are distinctive from other media because:
- They are easy to gather and separate after rinsing
- They are pretty easy to get clean and dry before storing
- Do not necessarily have to be stored in separate containers in accordance with the grit they were used in
- They are effective with grinding because they are hard
- They are highly durable and long-lasting
- Fast cutting action and shorter cycle time
- Compatible with Raytech Compound D solution
- Their angle cut cylinder cone shape gives them an edge in workings on rounded areas, concave surfaces, and workpieces with holes and corners
- Their polyhedron shape offers excellent wedging functionality that reduces the incidence of media lodging in a workpiece.
16. How long will a ceramic tumbling media last?
Ceramic tumbling media is notable for a hardness of about 7+.
It is therefore sturdy, strong, and harder than other tumbling media types.
Small ceramic tumbling media, therefore, lasts for a few tumbling cycles when used in all the mass finishing processes.
Large ceramic tumbling media on the flipside lasts much longer but eventually turns into small media after repeated usage.
17. What workpieces are ceramic tumbling media best for?
Ceramic tumbling media is usually of high density.
This distinctive feature makes it an acceptable choice for heavy cutting applications.
Along this line, it is the top choice when working with hard metals such as stainless steel, steel, and titanium.
It’s also an excellent, effective choice for quick deburring and finishing applications.
So, if you are in a hurry and do not care about scratches, you can use ceramic tumbling media for any type of workpiece.
18. Why is ceramic tumbling media important to mass finishing machine?
Like any other mass finishing media, ceramic tumbling media can improve your tumbled workpieces in extraordinary ways.
Here are some of its importance to a mass finishing machine:
Improve Tumbling Action:
Ceramic tumbling media aids the inserted workpiece in tumbling better.
Ceramic tumbling media can act like roller bearings in the machine’s chamber.
It gets between angular and flat workpieces and increases their motion.
Ceramic tumbling media also comes with the ability to absorb impact energy between the stones in the barrel.
Ceramic media helps to keep the workpieces from hitting and hugely impacting one another negatively.
It also slows down the stones and reduces the force they have on each other.
Particle Size Balancing:
It’s important that there should be a balance of sizes in the pieces in the mass finishing machine’s chamber.
If the workpieces in the chamber are all large pieces, there won’t be any part to part contact.
The pressure of the media to workpieces contact helps to smoothen and polish the workpieces