Fluidics FAQs

Here we have provided comprehensive lists of commonly asked questions regarding our fluidics products and related applications. This information is designed to support your inquiries, but if you don’t find the answers you are looking for we encourage you to contact us for further assistance.

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What types of plastic polishing methods are available?

IDEX Health & Science utilizes vapor/chemical, flame, and mechanical methods to achieve desired surface finishes. We also use a variety of polishing/finishing methods to achieve the aesthetic and/or functional requirements for your part.

Usually, we’ll make every effort to get the best finish using our CNC machines. When surface finishes or optical/aesthetic requirements demand better than what our machines can provide, then we implement vapor and chemical polishing, flame polishing, or mechanical buffing. The method used is determined by the material type and the desired outcome.

It is important to note that we perform these operations on parts that we have manufactured, not on parts manufactured by others. That’s because control of residual stress, machining methods, etc. are critical to the success of any polishing method. If we have not manufactured the parts, we will not be confident that they have been manufactured correctly and can successfully be polished.