Fast cut media generally has a high abrasive content and a higher than average density, which results in an increase in metal removal during the finishing process. This media is used when a large amount of work is required for a product; such as removal of heavy burrs or casting lines, improvement of a very rough surface, or rounding sharp edges. Ceramic products available are DURAMEDIA® 40, 120C, 3DCM, H, PWS, WK, XC, and DURALUM® XM. Plastic products available are DURAMEDIA® Plastic Low Density 30 and 40, High Density 130 and 130 EZ, High Performance 230FC and 250FC, and 3DPM.
DURAMEDIA® 40 is an extremely fast cutting, aluminum oxide based ceramic media that provides a fine finish with maximum metal removal in a minimal amount of time. (100 lbs. /cubic foot, color: tan)
DURAMEDIA® 40 is used for all metals where fast stock removal is required. It can also be used for radiusing, deburring, and surface improvement.
DURAMEDIA® 120-C is an aggressive, aluminum oxide based formula that creates high density and low wear characteristics in applications where chemical accelerants are not used. (120-125 lbs. /cubic foot, color: dark brown)
DURAMEDIA® 120-C is typically used on tough aerospace alloys such as titanium because of its excellent metal cut.
DURAMEDIA® 3DCM is a premium plastic based formula designed for the hard alloys common in additive manufacturing. (125 lbs. /cubic foot, color: dark brown)
DURAMEDIA® 3DCM is a specialty plastic media designed specifically to work with metal alloy 3D printed parts. It is exceptional for use on aerospace alloys such as titanium.
DURAMEDIA® H is an aluminum oxide based ceramic media that is a tough, fast-cutting, longer-wearing, efficient media with high density. (Approximately 110 lbs. /cubic foot, color: tan/gray/light brown)
DURAMEDIA® H is an aggressive media known for quick metal removal and best applied where short cycle times are required. It is typically used in large vibratory applications and high energy equipment.
DURAMEDIA® PWS is a proprietary ceramic media fused with zirconia abrasive. The harder the alloy, the more it separates itself from standard products. It has a very high attrition rate for a media this aggressive. (Approximately 105 lbs. /cubic foot, color: off-white/light tan)
DURAMEDIA® PWS is specially formulated for maximum cutting ability on metals, and specifically for deburring on aerospace alloys.
DURAMEDIA® WK is an aluminum oxide based ceramic media that offers efficient and fast-cutting capabilities. This bonding formulation utilizes a high concentration of aluminum oxide blends which results in a low media wear rate. It can be used in all types of mass finishing equipment and has excellent wear characteristics, even when used in high energy machines. (100 lbs. /cubic foot, color: tan)
DURAMEDIA® WK is for use on all metals where fast stock removal is required.
DURAMEDIA® XC is an aluminum oxide based ceramic media containing a greater concentration of coarse grain aluminum oxide and is known for its fast cutting capability. (90 lbs. /cubic foot, color: olive green)
DURAMEDIA® XC is excellent for removal of heavy burrs, flash, or scale. It has good cutting ability for heat treated steels, teflon products, and nickel-bronze castings.
DURALUM® XA is an aluminum oxide based ceramic tumbling media that is dense, tough, and free-cutting. Produced through a unique “chill-cast” process, its solid structure, super-fine crystal size, and carefully controlled chemistry (including titanium dioxide) make it strong and durable. (145 lbs. /cubic foot, color: gray/charcoal/black)
DURALUM® XA is an excellent burnishing media, with proper compounding. It is fast cutting, long wearing, and impact resistant over a wide range of demanding applications.
DURAMEDIA® Plastic Low Density 30
DURAMEDIA® Plastic Low Density 30 (DPLD 30) is a fast cutting resin-bonded plastic media that provides a very bright low micro-inch finish. (75 lbs. /cubic foot, color: maroon)
DPLD eliminates two step operations where buffing or plating of parts is required.
DURAMEDIA® Plastic Low Density 40
DURAMEDIA® Plastic Low Density 40 (DPLD 40) is a general purpose resin-bonded plastic media for all ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It is fast cutting and provides a smooth matte finish. (68 lbs. /cubic foot, color: dark green)
DPLD is ideal for removing burrs, flash, and die marks and blending parting lines easily.
DURAMEDIA® Plastic High Density 130
DURAMEDIA® Plastic High Density 130 (DPHD 130) is a fast cutting resin-bonded plastic media that provides a low matte finish. (88 lbs. /cubic foot, color: light blue)
DPHD 130 is used for deburring and surface metal removal on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It also reduces cycle times and gives a preplate finish.
DURAMEDIA® Plastic High Density 130EZ
DURAMEDIA® Plastic High Density 130EZ (DPHD 130EZ) is a fast cutting resin-bonded plastic media. (90 lbs. /cubic foot, color: light green)
Designed to work with the most difficult alloys, DPHD 130EZ can be used across the spectrum of ferrous and non-ferrous metals whenever cycle time is the primary driver.
DURAMEDIA® Plastic High Performance 230FC
DURAMEDIA® Plastic High Performance 230FC (DPHP 230FC) is an aggressive fast cutting resin-bonded plastic media for increased production with reduced cycle times. (77 lbs. /cubic foot, color: dark brown)
DPHP 230FC is ideal for removing machine lines and forming radius on hard metals.
DURAMEDIA® Plastic High Performance 250FC
DURAMEDIA® Plastic High Performance 250FC (DPHP 250FC) is the most aggressive cutting resin-bonded plastic media. It is suited for parts that are to be welded or brazed. (78 lbs. /cubic foot, color: dark blue)
DPHP 250FC’s applications include deburring and surface removal on all ferrous metals.