Accelerated Finishing Process Chemistries

Accelerated Finishing Process Chemistries- JAYCO

The two-step Accelerated Surface Finishing (ASF) process is a specialized surface treatment method used in manufacturing industries to achieve high-quality surface finishes on a variety of parts and components. This process involves the sequential use of JAYCO Chemical Solutions JC 840L as Step 1 and JAYCO Chemical Solutions JC 680B as Step 2, each offering unique benefits for the surface finishing.

The ASF process is utilized for several reasons in manufacturing. It helps to improve the aesthetics of the parts by removing surface imperfections, such as burrs, sharp edges, and rough surfaces. By subjecting the parts to controlled abrasive action, the ASF process achieves a smoother and more uniform surface texture, enhancing the visual appeal of the finished product.

Secondly, the ASF process plays a vital role in improving the functional properties of the parts. It helps to enhance wear resistance, reduce friction, and improve corrosion resistance. The treatment removes contaminants, such as oils, greases, and oxides, from the part’s surface, ensuring optimal performance and longevity in various applications.

One of the significant advantages of the ASF process is its ability to achieve consistent and repeatable results. The use of specific compounds like JC 840L and JC 680B ensures that the surface finishing outcomes can be precisely controlled. This consistency is crucial in industries where tight tolerances and stringent quality standards must be met consistently.

Another advantage of the ASF process is its efficiency and versatility. By using two different compounds in sequential steps, manufacturers can address a wide range of surface finishing requirements. JC 840L, as Step 1, provides efficient metal removal properties, reducing the Ra, preparing the surface for further treatment. Ra is the arithmetic average of surface heights measuring the peaks and valleys across a surface, Ra surface finish. Surface roughness can be measured by a profilometer, a surface profile measurement tool. JC 680B, as Step 2, offers excellent brightening, burnishing, and polishing capabilities, delivering a lustrous and aesthetically pleasing finish.

The ASF process is suitable for various parts and components across industries. It is commonly used for precision components, machined parts, automotive parts, medical devices, jewelry, and other high-value products. The process can handle different materials, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, and ceramics. This versatility makes the ASF process a valuable choice for manufacturers seeking to improve the surface quality of their products.

In conclusion, the two-step Accelerated Surface Finishing (ASF) process, utilizing JAYCO Chemical Solutions JC 840L as Step 1 and JAYCO Chemical Solutions JC 680B as Step 2, offers numerous advantages in manufacturing. It improves surface aesthetics and functional properties, achieves consistent results, and is suitable for a wide range of parts and materials. By incorporating the ASF process into their manufacturing processes, companies can enhance the quality and value of their products, meeting customer expectations and industry standards effectively.

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Brian Sutton

Brian Sutton

Brian Sutton, Vice President of Operations, oversees the Jayco Chemical Division, including technology and sales. With 25 years of experience in the industry, Brian enjoys being able to utilize his problem solving and troubleshooting skills while interacting with customers. His favorite part of the job is his team and being able to work with such a dynamic group of individuals. A native of Sheffield, PA, Brian can be found spending quality time with his family, watching sports (Go Steelers), kayaking or hunting. Fun Fact: “As a kid, I always thought I would grow up to become a race car driver.”