Drag finishing machines are used for a variety of purposes related to improving the surface quality of metal parts. Here are some of their key applications:

  • Edge Preparation of all type of cutting tools, to improve performance up to 500%
  • Polishing of cutting tools, post coating, to improve performance by running cooler at faster cutting speeds.
  • Deburring: Removing sharp edges and burrs left behind from machining processes like cutting, drilling, and stamping. This improves the safety and functionality of the part. 
  • Polishing: Creating a smooth, high-gloss finish on the surface of the part. This can enhance the appearance and improve wear resistance.
  • Edge rounding: Smoothing out sharp edges to a specific radius, which an improve the part’s aesthetics and functionality.
  • Radius blending: Creating a smooth transition between different radii on a part.
  • Surface refinement: Removing light surface imperfections such as scratches, oxidation, and heat treat scale.
  • Cleaning: Removing contaminants and residues from the surface of the part.

Drag finishing machines are particularly well-suited for delicate parts or parts with complex geometries that would be difficult to finish using other methods. They are also a good choice for high-volume production runs as they can process multiple parts simultaneously.