Technical Articles, Mass Finishing

Bel Air Focuses on Finishing with a Flourish

Ralph Alviti had a simple request of his son, Steven, back in the mid-1970s when the Alviti's were operating a manufacturing plant in Providence: find a better way to smooth out the rough edges of the jewelry pieces their -company was churning out.

Take ‘Em for a Spin

Learn about the importance of efficient deburring practices in automated metal-cutting processes. Here Steven Alviti advocates for the adoption of small-scale centrifugal disc finishing systems to enhance productivity, reduce labor costs, and improve competitiveness in manufacturing.

Critical Mass

Critical Mass - Learn about Mass Finishing and how Bel Air has developed their systems and processes to increase quality for their clients

Media Frenzy

Learn about the Media Frenzy, and how to choosing mass finishing media considering the types, materials, and additives.

The Effects of Burnishing on the Surface of Cast Gold and Silver Jewelry

The Santa Fe Symposium® actively seeks innovation throughout the jewelry industry, encompassing technological, operational, and experiential realms. During the Symposium, curious minds from the industry converge to showcase and explore research, exchange expertise, and connect with fellow professionals. It serves as a platform for learning about the latest developments in every facet of this global industry. Here our very own President Steve Alviti submits his technical research and findings on The Effects of Burnishing on the Surface of Cast Gold and Silver Jewelry.

The Effects of Ball Burnishing on Silver Castings: Phase II

The Santa Fe Symposium® actively seeks innovation throughout the jewelry industry, encompassing technological, operational, and experiential realms. During the Symposium, curious minds from the industry converge to showcase and explore research, exchange expertise, and connect with fellow professionals. It serves as a platform for learning about the latest developments in every facet of this global industry. Here our very own President Steve Alviti submits his technical research and findings on The Effects of Ball Burnishing on Silver Castings; the second phase of his study.

Centrifugal Disc Finisher

Learn about Bel Air's Centrifugal Disc Finisher and how it can be used to deburr and polish your parts both fast and effectively in coordination with you machining center for cellular operation. Reduce the burden on your deburring department.

Bel Air’s Finishing Touch

Learn about Bel Air's innovations in mass finishing and integration with CNC machining centers for tailored solutions; as the final deburring and or surface finishing of all type of components.

J&J Metals Network

Bel Air was invited to present new mass finishing techniques as they relate to new metals in the 3D AM printing of medical devices. The conference was part of J&J's methodology of future improvement and Bel Air demonstrate methods of device improvements from a surface finish perspective.

Spinning Away Waste

Aro-Sac, a jewelry component manufacturer, optimizes vibratory finishing wastewater treatment by employing the Centech 3100 filtration system for mechanical separation and Aqua Safe chemical flocculent for encapsulation. This integrated approach not only significantly extends the water life in the vibratory system but also allows for a six-month reuse period without evaporation, while the resulting sludge can be disposed of as non-hazardous material.

Bel Air Mass Finishing MQP

Worcester Polytech engineering college requires students to do a major qualifying project(MQP) in order to graduate Bel Air mentored McAllen and Jeff Laun to foster an understanding of the effects of mass finishing on the surface of metal test coupons.

Advantages of Airless Vacuum Vapor Degreaser

Learn more about Tiyoda-Serec Corporation's Airless™ Vacuum Vapor Degreaser which is a versatile, environmentally friendly solution for jewelry manufacturing. Complying with safety regulations, it minimizes environmental impact while providing cost-effective, automated cleaning processes.