- Porcelain media ball cleaning brass parts
- Plastic media deburrs brass machining parts
- Steel tumbling media pins ideal for brass jewelry
- Dry finishing media polishes bullet shells to mirror finish
Inovatec MachineryYour Best Tumbling Media for Brass Manufacturer in China
Tumbling media for brass includes porcelain media, stainless steel pins, corn cob as well as walnut shell media. Brass firearm cartridges are the most popular parts to be tumbled. Because brass is a soft metal, so it does not require much effort to get it clean and polish.
Vibratory Finishing Compound
LC-13 is the all-purpose compound that suitable for both light deburring and heavy cutting.
HM-7C-A is the acidic polishing compound used with burnishing media and porcelain media.
HX-0 is the cleaning agent that enhances polishing performance. It also removes grease and dirt on the surface of the parts.
Mass finishing equipment for brass tumbling
Whether you have Dirty Cartridge Brass Casings to clean, brass machined parts to deburr or brass jewelry parts to polish. We have the right process for you. We introduce the most effective mass finishing system for you. So you get the best finishing in a short time.
- Correct media size and shape according to your parts
- Economic equipment, media, and compound
- Perfect finishing result in short cycle time
- Durable tumbling media in the long run
Yes. You can send us your workpiece. Our laboratory has thousands of tumbling media available for testing. Our engineers have many years of experience and will choose the most suitable process to achieve a desirable finish.
Our MOQ is 500kg for vibratory finishing media.
We use PP plastic double woven bags. Each bag contains 25kg or 50lbs media. Then we make a pallet for every 40 bales of media.
Generally, we start production after receiving 30% deposit. Before shipping, we need to get the final payment. When the products are ready, we will notify you to inspect the goods. You can appoint a third party to receive products or come to check in person.
Our nearest port is Shanghai port, Ningbo port, and Yiwu Port. We have a daily shipment to Shanghai Port. Also, we can ship to other places where you load the container.
Tumbling Media for Brass
The primary purpose of bullets polishing is to remove gunpowder marks and dirt while restoring the shell to its original shine. The process of brass shell polishing is simple.
You either put the brass shells in a vibratory tumbler or a rotary barrel machine, put the vibratory tumbler media brass and compound in, and run for 1-2 hours.
- Stainless steel pins media that remove the hard and heavy oxidation layer on the brass bullet surface. Stainless steel pins are durable and long-lasting.
- Porcelain media is no-abrasive tumbling media that shines bullet parts in a short time. It is a wet process that cleans and polishes brass parts at the same time.
- Corn cob and walnut shell are the try tumbling media. They function as dry polishing of the walnut shell and tumbling media. Corn cob and walnut shell media are biodegradable media and cost-effective.
- Plastic tumbling media is used for brass parts smoothing and light deburring. It creates a smooth surface that ready for electroplating and anodizing.
Besides brass bullet shell, brass tumbler media is also for brass fittings, brass sanitary parts, brass contact points, brass coin, etc. Also, brass polishing media works the same function for copper and bronze.
Invoatec has over 20 years’ experience in process development for brass parts deburring, polishing, and cleaning. We have the expertise to select the right tumbling media for brass. If you want to improve parts surface, finishing automatically at an affordable price, shoot us an email. Send us an inquiry and get the quick quote now!
Tumbling Media for Brass FAQ Guide
1. What are the tumbling media for brass?
Stainless steel pins, corn cob, and walnut shell are the most commonly used tumbling media for brass.
2. How do I know which tumbling media for brass is right for me?
You can choose any of the above tumbling media for brass depending on what you are trying to achieve.
The corn cob media is great when your brass parts are not heavily tarnished.
The walnut shell media comes into play when the brass media is heavily tarnished.
It’s also great when the brass has not been cleaned for many reloads.
Finally, the stainless steel media is useful when you have a rotary tumbler and you want to clean your brass.
It’s very efficient and cost-effective.
3. Is tumbling media for brass different from other media?
The term ‘media’ covers a huge spectrum of elements when it comes to machining.
Brass is a soft metal so it requires a different approach for tumbling.
In that sense, you can say that tumbling media for brass is different from other media.
4. What is the purpose of using tumbling media for brass?
You can use the tumbling media for brass for a variety of purposes.
Cleaning, polishing, burnishing and deburring is possible with tumbling media for brass.
5. What can I tumble using tumbling media for brass?
It’s very obvious that you’ll be tumbling brass parts using tumbling media for brass.
You can tumble a variety of brass parts starting from flat metals to complex designs.
6. Should I tumble brass wet or dry?
Brass is one fo those things that you can tumble dry.
For that matter, brass is mostly tumbled dry.
Just put the brass parts in your vibratory or rotary tumbler, load the brass parts, pour the media and walk away for a few hours.
However, if you want to do wet tumbling, you might need to use a special cleaning solution developed for the brass.
7. How do I choose my tumbling media for brass?
This question has already been answered.
You can choose any of the tumbling media for brass depending on the condition of your brass.
8. Will any of the tumbling media for brass damage my parts?
No. None of the tumbling media for brass is harsh enough to damage your parts.
But if you use wrong sized media on wrong sizes parts, you will either run out of media or slightly damaged your brass.
9. Do I need to use any special lubricants?
No special lubricants or cleaners are necessary for brass cleaning.
You can find the formula for a specialized cleaning solution only.
It’s mostly a combination of water, dish soap, lemon juice, ammonia, and vinegar.
10. What is the media to parts ratio for tumbling brass?
It depends on the size of your tumbler and the amount of brass you are looking forward to tumbling.
With brass, you can’t really go wrong with the amount unless you use too little amount.
11. My tumbling media for brass has sharp edges. What do I do?
It’s very unlikely to find sharp edges in tumbling media for brass.
However, if you do find sharp edges, it takes only a few hours of tumbling to get rid of the excess material.
You have to tumble the media separately.
12. Can I deburr with tumbling media for brass?
Deburring is mostly required for gun brass.
You can deburr using the generic tumbling media for brass.
13. What tumbling media for brass to use for rounding edges?
Any of the three commonly used tumbling media for brass will do.
Stainless steel is the fastest way to achieve the desired result.
But you can use whatever you want.
14. How long do I have to tumble my parts with tumbling media for brass?
The primary purpose of tumbling brass parts is to clean them.
It depends on how much shine you are going for.
The time frame for tumbling brass can vary from a few hours to even days.
15. Can I tumble jewelry with tumbling media for brass?
Yes. The stainless steel pins are a great option when it comes to jewelry tumbling.
16. Will my brass tarnish after the tumbling?
Brass is alloy metal. Meaning it is a mix of two different metals.
So, when brass is exposed to oxygen, brass will tarnish over time.
17. What size of tumbling media for brass should I buy?
You need to be really specific when buying tumbling media for brass.
You should use small media for small parts and large media for large parts.
It’s advised to avoid putting different sized parts and media in the same batch.
The risk of lodging becomes significantly higher.
18. What shape of tumbling media for brass should I buy?
Tumbling media for brass are usually smaller in size.
As for natural tumbling media like corn cob or walnut, the media comes in grain shape.
As for the stainless steel parts, you cannot go wrong with the pins.
19. Do I need to clean the tumbling media for brass before I start tumbling?
It’s not necessary. You can’t clean walnut shell or corn cob media.
You can, however, clean stainless steel tumbling media for brass if you wish.
20. How much media do I need for one cycle?
It depends on your batch and the size of your tumbling machine.
21. Can I polish my parts with tumbling media for brass?
Tumbling media for brass is primarily used for polishing. So, yes, you can polish your parts with tumbling media for brass.
22. Can I ball burnish my parts with tumbling media for brass?
Burnishing and polishing are very similar applications.
So, yes, you can burnish your brass parts as well.
23. Can I use tumbling media for brass on rotary tumblers?
The stainless steel tumbling media for brass is only suitable for use in rotary tumblers.
24. How much do tumbling media for brass cost?
The natural media like a corn cob and walnut shell media are very cheap and affordable.
Stainless steel tumbling media for brass is more expensive it’s faster and results in a better-looking batch of brass parts.
25. Are tumbling media for brass abrasive?
Yes, all tumbling media for brass are soft abrasives.
26. What media I cannot use as a tumbling media for brass?
You can use any media you like to tumble brass.
But the results won’t satisfactory.
27. Does the density of tumbling media for the brass matter?
For particularly brass, it doesn’t.
Then again, it might if you’re dealing with any special project.
28. When do I use Corn Cob Media?
Corn cob media is perfect when the brass is in good shape.
29. When do I use Walnut Shell Media?
Walnut shell media does a great job with heavily tarnished brass or uncleaned brass.
30. When do I use stainless steel pins?
You can use stainless steel pins on brass under any circumstances.
It’s faster and does the job better.