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Inovatec MachineryThe leading equipment manufacturer for polishing intake manifold in China.

Inovatec has over 20 years of mass finishing experience which leads us to make the top of the line machinery for our clients. Our products are held in very high regard all over the world for their reliability and precision.

If you’re in need of mass finishing solutions for your intake manifold polishing, look no further than Inovatec.

2. TVBA tub ball burnishing machine

TVB(A) suitable for big-sized intake manifold polishing and cleaning. You can use either stainless steel burnishing media or zirconia ball for intake manifold finishing.

Tub vibratory finishers are the prime choice when it comes to polishing delicate parts. The inside of the tubs is coated in HD90 Polyutherene for maximum durability. You can polish long parts like intake and exhaust manifolds seamlessly.

1. VBSB Tub vibratory finishing machine

TVB(B) series of tub vibratory finishers from Inovatec shares the same construction as the TVB(A) series. They look very alike but this one has a divided section in the tub. It’s designed to polish long and fragile parts where the part-to-part friction can damage them.

You can process several intake manifolds at the same time. Meanwhile, parts will not compact each other during the polishing process.

Material of Different Intake Manifolds

Aluminum is a widely used material across the automotive industry. It’s lightweight, it’s strong, and it provides a good price-to-performance ratio. Aluminum intake manifolds are no different.

For polishing intake manifold made of aluminum, you can go for any of the tub vibratory finishers from Inovatec. As these manifolds are long parts, it’s always better to stick with tub finishers.

Billet aluminum is a great choice for intake manifolds as well. Conventional aluminum intake manifolds are either cast or forged into shape. But billet aluminum intake is made by removing excess material from a larger block of aluminum.

For polishing aluminum manifolds, you should go with TVB(B) type of tub vibratory finishers. This type of mass finishing machine has separated sections for added safety.

When it comes to polishing intake manifolds, cast iron ones are the easiest to process. They are strong and heavy. It’s less likely that cast iron manifolds will get damaged during the polishing process.

You can easily go with the TVB(A) type tub vibratory finishers in order to polish cast iron intake manifolds.

High-end intake manifolds are coated with ceramic for better heat dissipation. Ceramic has a great property of radiating heat which is crucial to get the most performance out of an engine.

For polishing intake manifolds that are coated with ceramic, you should invest in a TVB(B) series of vibratory finishers. Just put each manifold in one block and you’re good to go. Don’t forget to put the media as well.

Racing car intakes go through the maximum torture and stress. They are usually made of titanium or come coated in ceramic. In both cases, they are pretty expensive.

So, for expensive parts polishing, we recommend using the TVB(B) vibratory finisher with divided blocks. This way, you reduce the chance of damaging the manifolds drastically.

Sand casting aluminum parts have great value for money. It’s a very common choice for people who look for performance on a budget.

For sand casting parts polishing, we would like you to use either of the tub vibratory finishers. There is very little chance of damaging the parts in any of the machines.

Polishing Intake Manifold Tumbler Media

There is a variety of polishing media available at Inovatec. Usually, plastic and porcelain media are mostly used for metal polishing. But for your case, the media might change. Make sure to contact our support to get the best out of your purchase.

Inovatec Machinery –The Industry Leader in Manufacturing Vibratory Finishers for Polishing Intake Manifolds
  • Polish your intake manifolds with Inovatec Machinery
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum order quantity for polishing intake manifold machines?

We allow the minimum order of 1 piece. You can buy more if you need.

Why should I trust Inovatec Machinery?

We are in the business for 20 years and counting. We have the experience and customer support to fulfill your needs seamlessly.

Which media to use for polishing intake manifold?

The media will vary depending on your parts. Plastic and porcelain are the most commonly used media. In some cases, ceramic media comes in handy as well.

What is the payment policy?

Please pay 30% of the price in order to confirm your order. You can pay the rest before shipping. We accept a variety of payment methods like PayPal, LLC, wire transfer, etc.

Can I polish exhaust manifolds?

Yes, you can polish the exhaust manifolds with the same machinery.

Polishing Intake Manifold – Definitive Guide

In this article, you will learn how to clean aluminum oxidation in the intake manifold, how to do aluminum intake manifold restoration, how to polish intake manifold made of steel, etc.

1. What Kind of Intake Manifold Materials Are There, and How Can They Be Polished?

Intake manifolds are components that deliver fuel or fuel/air mixtures to the engine cylinders.

The design of intake manifolds varies based on application, and they serve as mounting points for several other components.

Most intake manifolds are injection molded from iron or aluminum.

Intake manifold materials include:


1.1  Sand Casting Aluminium Motorcycle Intake Manifold

Sand casting aluminum provides value for money as it is a perfect choice for those who desire performance and durability at an affordable cost.

Figure 1. Sand Casting Aluminium Motorcycle Intake Manifold

Figure 1. Sand Casting Aluminium Motorcycle Intake Manifold


1.2 Cast Iron Intake Manifold

Cast iron intake manifolds are one of the easiest materials to polish.

Figure 2. Cast Iron Intake Manifold

Figure 2. Cast Iron Intake Manifold

They are heavy and strong, and the likelihood of damage during the polishing process is low.


1.3 Ceramic Coated Intake Manifold

Ceramic coated intake manifolds are high-end parts, and they are efficient at radiating heat.

Figure 3. Ceramic Coated Intake Manifold

Figure 3. Ceramic Coated Intake Manifold

Efficient heat dissipation is crucial to the performance of an engine.


1.4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold


Billet aluminum is another premium material option for intake manifolds.

Figure 4. Billet Aluminium Intake Manifold

Figure 4. Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold

Shape casting and forging are often used for conventional aluminum intake manifolds.

Billet aluminum manifolds are obtained through the removal of excess material from a larger aluminum block.


1.5 Racing Car Intake Manifold

Racing car intake manifolds are quite expensive, and they undergo maximum stress and torture during production.

Figure 5. Racing Car Intake Manifold

Figure 5. Racing Car Intake Manifold

They are usually composed of titanium-coated ceramic.


1.6 Aluminum Intake Manifold

Prior to now, cast iron was the industry go-to material, but aluminum rapidly gained popularity due to its light-weight, strength, and durability.

Figure 6. Aluminium Intake Manifold

Figure 6. Aluminum Intake Manifold

Aluminum is now a widely utilized material for intake manifolds across the automotive sphere.

Intake manifolds obtained from aluminum offer an excellent performance ratio and are less pricey.


2. How Do You Polish These Intake Manifolds?

Now, let us see, how to port polish intake manifold.

  • Sand Casting Aluminium Motorcycle Intake Manifold

Polishing can be achieved with the use of either a TVB(A) or TVB(B) series vibratory finisher.

The chances of part-on-part contacting and consequent damage are largely eliminated with any of these vibratory finishers.

  • Cast Iron Intake Manifold

The TVB(A) series vibratory finishing machine is the most ideal option for this case.

So, just learn, how to polish cast intake manifold using this machine with the help of the instructions manual.

  • Ceramic Coated Intake Manifold

For ceramic-coated intake manifolds, polishing can be achieved by using the TVB(B) series vibratory finishing machine.

Each manifold together with the media can be put in individual blocks separated by divider panels.

  • Billet Aluminium Intake Manifold

The TVB(B) series vibratory finishing machine is also ideal in this case as its divided tubs ensure added safety on the intake manifolds.

  • Racing Car Intake Manifold

This type of manifold is expensive and the TVB(B) series vibratory finishing machine is recommended.

The TVB(B) series have divided tubs that reduce the likelihood of damage to manifolds.

  • Aluminum Intake Manifolds

The TVB(A) or TVB(B) series vibratory finishing machines from Inovatec are also ideal for polishing aluminum intake manifolds.


3. Which Mass Finishing Machine Is Best Suited for Polishing Intake Manifold?

3.1 TVB(A) Tub Vibratory Finishing Machine

TVB(A) Tub Vibratory Finishing Machine, also known as a rectangular vibratory finisher, is best suited for cleaning and polishing bulky intake manifolds.

This machine boasts a curved tub coated with HD90 PU which provides efficient tumbling performance and a reduction in overall process time.

Tub vibratory finishing machines are suitable for polishing delicate parts, and they can seamlessly handle exhaust manifolds.

trough rectangular linear tub vibratory finishing machine

Figure 7. TVB(A) Tub Vibratory Finishing Machine

Optional settings of a TVB(A) Tub Vibratory Finishing Machine:

  • Adjustable Frequency Drive
  • Dosing Pump for Compound Agents
  • Enhanced Motors
  • Moveable Control Box

Features of a TVB(A) Tub Vibratory Finishing Machine:

  • Digital Timer for Process Monitoring
  • PU Lining with Wear Resistance
  • Low Profile Design
  • Blasting Enhanced System


3.2 TVB(B) Tub Vibratory Finishing Machine

This mass finishing machine is renowned for its versatility and efficiency at handling bulky parts, and it shares a resemblance with the TVB(A) series.

The TVB(B) series differs from its (A) counterpart by virtue of its divided process tubs.


Its process divider tubs are equipped with PU lining which ensures that part-on-part impingement or damage of any kind does not occur.

With the TVB(B) series, simultaneous batch Intake manifold polishing is achievable, without parts contacting each other during the process.

Optional settings of a TVB(B) Tub Vibratory Finishing Machine:

  • Adjustable Frequency Drive
  • Dosing Pump for Compound Agents
  • Enhanced Motors
  • Moveable Control Box

Features of a TVB(B) Tub Vibratory Finishing Machine:

  • Digital Timer for Process Monitoring
  • PU Lining with wear resistance
  • Low Profile Design
  • Process Divider Panels
  • Blasting Enhanced System

These machines will only help to answer this question, how to clean outside of the intake manifold?

4. What Type of Media Should Be Employed When Polishing Intake Manifold?

When it comes to vibratory polishing media, Inovatec offers a variety of options.

Your media of choice will be largely dependent on the nature of the part to be polished.

In general, Inovatec recommends the application of porcelain and plastic media for polishing metallic parts.

Either of these media could be used for polishing Intake manifold runners.


4.1 Porcelain Media for Intake Manifold

Porcelain media is a robust polishing media that contains an element of ceramic materials.

Although not as aggressive as several other media, it does a perfect job when used for polishing intake manifolds.

It is available in a variety of geometries, and it can efficiently polish every inch of your intake manifold.

ceramic media polishing porcelain tumbling media

Figure 8. Porcelain Media

While choosing a porcelain media for intake manifolds, it is imperative to select the right shape and size to avoid media lodgements.

For intake manifolds with small openings, it’s best to use a larger media, and vice-versa.


4.2 Plastic Media for Intake Manifold

Plastic media is one of the most utilized media offered by Inovatec, and it is most suitable for light polishing.

It neither chips nor deteriorates under pressure.

Like the porcelain media, it is also available in a variety of geometries; likewise, choosing the right media geometry also prevents lodgement.

plastic media deburring and polishing

Figure 9. Plastic Media

In case you require other kinds of media, do not hesitate to contact us through our client support channels.

We will gladly attend to your request, and help you get value for your purchase.


5. What Is the Process of Polishing Intake Manifold?

Intake manifolds are an essential ingredient in the automotive industry.

The process of polishing intake manifolds requires the use of vibratory finishing machines (TVB(A) and TVB(B) series).

For media selection, you could choose to use either porcelain or plastic media depending on the extent of polish required.

To enhance the efficiency of the polishing process, compound agents can be introduced in the process.

Compound agents eliminate impurities and reduce surface rigidity.

Using a vibratory finisher requires no supervision, and the polishing process can go on by itself for several hours non-stop.

To start the intake manifold polishing process, load the manifold(s), media, and compound into the tub of the vibratory finisher.

Configure the process duration and the vibratory speed through the control box, and start the operation.

As soon as the processing cycle is over, the machine automatically stops.

After the process is completed, you can safely eject the compound agents, and then proceed to media-part separation via the separation sieve.

Finally, confirm if media lodgements have occurred; if yes, take the lodged media out; if no, the intake manifold polishing cycle is complete.

Now, you know how to clean oxidized aluminum engine parts and other metal parts using Inovatec machines.

6. What Are the Benefits of Using Vibratory Finishers for Polishing Intake Manifold?

There are quite a lot of benefits attached to using vibratory finishers for polishing intake manifolds.

These benefits include:

  • Intricate Part Polishing

The use of vibratory finishing machines from Inovatec ensures that the most detailed and complicated parts of the intake manifold are polished effortlessly.

Also, employing mass finishing equipment eliminates manual polishing, stress, and boosts process efficiency and productivity.


  • No Damage to Intake Manifolds

Using vibratory finishers ensures that no damage whatsoever is inflicted to the intake manifolds.

Vibratory finishing machines also ensure that intake manifolds retain their shape and geometry.

This equipment has a robust and huge tub that helps to improve the polishing efficiency of intake manifolds.

Any sort of deformation can cause an intake manifold useless; hence, the necessity of a vibratory finisher from Inovatec is crucial.


  • Adjustable Control Console

Vibratory finishing machines are built with control consoles that enhance the possibility of adjusting process parameters and improving overall efficiency.

These control consoles/boxes are relatively simple to understand and easy to use.

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