A Worldwide Leader in Ceramic Media Manufacturing

“The Best Start to

      a Great Finish”

Washington Mills Ceramics located in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of pre-formed ceramic tumbling media.

Our Products


DURAMEDIA® is ceramic pre-formed vibratory media manufactured for use in non-abrasive, mild cut, medium cut, and fast cut finishing applications. DURAMEDIA® is designed for mass finishing applications and manufactured to match your exact finishing requirements such as: media composition, density, shape, and size.

Applications: DURAMEDIA® is used for deburring, deflashing, cutting, burnishing, polishing, and brightening in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries.

Specialty Abrasives

SPECIALTY ABRASIVES are a group of tumbling and vibratory media products designed to match specific mass finishing requirements and may contain aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, plastic or zirconia. The group of products is designed for meeting more aggressive mass finishing applications.

Applications: Specialty abrasives is used for light deburring, coloring or surface conditioning for soft metals or delicate parts in the automotive, aerospace and 3D printing industries.


DURAMEDIA® Plastic is a polyester resin vibratory media available in low density, high density and high performance formulations designed to meet the needs of specific mass finishing applications. This group of products is designed for extending product life and performing consistently over time.

Applications: DURAMEDIA® Plastic is used for deburring, flash removal, surface metal removal, and fine finishing in chemical, automotive, and 3D printing.


DURAMEDIA® Steel is a non-consumable steel media known for its durability and increased working pressure. It is available in carbon and stainless steel for mass finishing applications. These products offers longer life cycles and stronger resistance to wear.

Applications: DURAMEDIA® Steel is used for deburring, smooth finish, stress relieving, strengthening (carbon) and brightening (stainless).

Washington Mills Ceramics produces a wide variety of ceramic tumbling media, offering more than 250 size, shape and composition combinations. Washington Mills Ceramics is steadfastly committed to serving our customers and offering the highest quality ceramic tumbling media products and services.

Mass finishing or vibratory finishing is a method of finishing that cleans, radiuses, burnishes, deburrs, polishes and improves the surface finish of a manufactured part. Washington Mills Ceramics manufactures and distributes a wide range of non-abrasive, mild, medium and fast cutting vibratory media options for vibratory finishing applications through the use of DURAMEDIA® ceramic media, Specialty Abrasives, DURAMEDIA® Plastic and DURAMEDIA® Steel. The product line of tumbling media includes a wide variety of shapes such as cylinders, angle cut cylinders, stars, wedges, cones, tetrahedrons, pyramids, and triangles. Washington Mills Ceramics products serve a variety of industries such as; Medical Implants, Aerospace, Jet Engine and Turbine Blades, 3D Printing, Automotive Gears and Fasteners, Jewelry, Golf Clubs and many more.

In addition to our line of high quality vibratory finishing media, Washington Mills Ceramics offers a parts processing lab that provides the early guidance and technical expertise necessary to choose the right vibratory media. The parts processing laboratory at Washington Mills Ceramics performs cost-effective and efficient mass finishing process development without interrupting your day-to-day production process.