High-Quality Ceramic Tumbling Media Manufacturer from China

  • 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
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Inovatec MachineryYour Best Ceramic Deburring Media Manufacturer in China

Inovatec has the most extensive selection of ceramic deburring media, including all sizes/shape/composition. It is preferred to remove the loose burr, remove flashes, edge breaking as well as rust removal.

Also, ceramic deburring media protect parts from impinging on each other. Also, it serves as a carrier of compounds used in the process.

Ceramic media angle cut triangle

Triangle shape provides smooth action and is useful in reaching corners and slotted areas. Angle cut triangle offer deeper penetration into the remote area.

Ceramic media straight cut triangle

The straight cut triangle is ideal for forming radii and edge breaking. It is also popular in stone tiles antique finishing.

Ceramic media angle cut cylinder

Angle cut beveled is perfect to deburring holes and contours, for example, ball-bearing retainer.

Ceramic media straight cut cylinder

Straight cut b support the parts and protects parts from the impingement.

Ceramic media angle cut tri-star

Angle cut Tri-Star ceramic media provides sharper edges for reaching slots, holes, and recesses.

Big size angle cut tri star

Big size tumbling media minimize the deburring time. The flat sides of triangles make them excellent choices for straight edges.

Ceramic medai Cone

Conical-shaped media permits partially entering holes of diameters without lodging problems.

Ceramic media wedge

Wedge shape media also called “V”-cut cylinders or tri-cylinders. It is popular shapes of replacing cones, plain cylinders and triangles.

Ceramic media star

Ceramic media star finishes medium and big size metal parts without lodging issue.

Ceramic media ellipse

Ellipse shape ceramic media is ideal for entering the narrow slots; it is preferred to finish the gear wheel.

Ceramic media pyramid

The ceramic pyramid tumbling media has sharp points that can reach into corners, grooves, and recesses without lodging problems.

Ceramic media ball

Ball shape ceramic media, also called spheres media. They have the right flow action and surface contact. It is useful for uniformly blending and smoothing.

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, it is better cost-effective deburring media.

GC general cutting ceramic deburring stone with 20% coarse, it 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 is ideal for metal smoothing and light deburring.

P grade ceramic Polishing media used for burnishing, polishing as well as improve parts surface brightness.

Mass Finishing Machine

Inovatec machinery has offered a full range of mass finishing machines, includes vibratory finishing machines, centrifugal disc machines, centrifugal barrel machines, industrial barrel tumbler machines as well as automatic surface finishing systems.

Inovatec Machinery – China Leading Ceramic Deburring Media Manufacturer & Supplier
  • 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

Frequently Asked Question
What is the minimum order quantity for ceramic deburring media?

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.

How is your media packaged?

Our ceramic deburring media 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.

How do we make the payment?

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.

How long is the delivery time of the ceramic media?

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.

What are the shipping terms that you accept?

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.

It works well in both vibratory deburring machine and rotary tumbler machine.

Whether people have small gear parts or big iron casting parts, Inovatec always offers the right ceramic media to meet your requirement.

We offer VFC (very fast cutting), FC (fast cutting), GC (general cutting), MC (medium cutting), LC (light cutting) grade in ceramic abrasive deburring media.

stamped parts deburring with ceramic 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.

ceramic deburring media

 

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 ton 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 have 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.

ceramic media edge rouding

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 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 sell your ceramic deburring media, but offer 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?

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.

ceramic media raw material testing

Ceramic media raw material chemical composition

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.

testing and inspections (1)

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.

Is followed by mixing. Evacuation prevents the tumbling media from bursting during sintering.

Vacuuming is followed by the cutting process.

Various types of tumbling media

Because 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.

ceramic media backing kiln

Ceramic media backing kiln temperature control

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.

tumbling media manufacturing (1)

After leaving the kiln, ceramic media are self-grinding in a vibratory finishing machine or a centrifugal disc finishing machine.

At the same time, we remove the burrs, impurities, and smooth media surface.

We carefully make a quality inspection before shipment.

Testing room

Only those qualified products are allowed to make the shipment. Our ceramic media product inspection includes:

Wearing/cutting test: ceramic media tests 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 stick together or broken pieces.

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.

Ceramic deburring media size tolerance

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.

fast cutting 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 shape (ball), cylinder shape, triangle shape, tri-star shape, arrowhead, pyramid, cone, ellipse, tetrahedron, etc.

The smallest size we can make is 1mm ball and 2×2 angle cut triangle media.

ceramic tumbling media of all types

5. What 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, 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 wear faster than light cutting media.

Inovatec, we not only manufacture standard ceramic tumbling media but also customize all types of commercial ceramic media with customer requirements.

We analyze media recipes and reengineer the original ceramic media.

Therefore, you can get the same performance media at a lower cost.

ceramic deburring media

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 able to perform the desired function, like deburring, radiusing, edge breaking in a short time (for example 1-2 hours)

Ceramic tumbling media should be easy to separate from parts

Ceramic tumbling media finish the surface of the entire parts

Media not lodge in the hole or recesses of the parts

prevent parts lodging vibratory finishing

7. What is Ceramic tumbling media?

Ceramic tumbling media are 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 are widely recognized and accepted mass finishing media.

They are an effective, all-purpose mass finishing material used for different purposes.

ceramic deburring media

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 are an effective addition to the mass finishing process.

They help to achieve various surface preparation 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.

vibratory finishing metal sheet deburring from machining

 

9. How does ceramic tumbling media work?

Notably, ceramic Tumbling Media usage hovers between 10% and 50% of a mass finishing chamber.

They are 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.

Polishing gears reduces wear and increases power trough tub vibratory finishing

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.

ceramic triangle media stone

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

Ceramic media ellipse shape for deburring

High/Fast Cutting Ceramic Tumbling Media:

They are the highest deburring ceramic finsihing media with a very fast cut-rate.

It provides great deburring as well as a thorough matte finishing.

It’s the most aggressive ceramic tumbling media due to its higher cutting abilities.

Although, the fast speed comes with a higher wear rate.

ceramic deburring media ball

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.

shape edge ceramic deburring media

12. What are the available shapes of ceramic tumbling media?

Ceramic tumbling media are distinctive in nature since they come in a variety of shapes and forms.

Available shapes and forms ranges 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.

ceramic media deburring parts and separation

14. What are ceramic tumbling media made up of?

Ceramic tumbling media are 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 polyhedrons shape offers excellent wedging functionality that reduces the incidence of media lodging in a workpiece

centrifugal disc finishing with ceramic media

16. How long will a ceramic tumbling media last?

Ceramic tumbling media are notable for a hardness of about 7+.

They are therefore sturdy, strong, and harder than other tumbling media types.

Small ceramic tumbling media, therefore, last for a few tumbling cycles when used in all the mass finishing processes.

Large ceramic tumbling media on the flipside, last much longer but eventually turn into small media after repeated usage.

17. What workpieces are ceramic tumbling media best for?

Ceramic tumbling media are usually of high density.

This distinctive feature making them an acceptable choice for heavy cutting applications.

Along this line, they are 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 workpieces.

precision parts surface finishing

18. Why are 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 aid the inserted workpiece in tumbling better.

Ceramic tumbling media can act like roller bearings in the machine’s chamber.

They get between angular and flat workpieces and increase their motion.

stamping parts deburring with ceramic emdia

Cushioning:

Ceramic tumbling media also come 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.

gearing deburring with ceramic media

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

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