Processes performed by tumbling

Description

The various usages of the metal tumbling process, such as the cleaning, burnishing, deburring, descaling, rust-removing, surface hardening, de-flashing, polishing, brightening, and others, of metal work pieces.

Alternative labels

work performed by tumbling
activities performed by tumbling
activities performed by deburring and polishing machinery
measures performed by tumbling
procedures performed by tumbling
measures performed by deburring and polishing machinery
procedures performed by deburring and polishing machinery
work performed by deburring and polishing machinery

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

occupation-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Processes performed by tumbling is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Processes performed by tumbling is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Tumbling machine operator: Tumbling machine operators set up and operate tumbling machines, often wet or drie tumbling barrels, designed to remove excess material and burrs of heavy metal workpieces and precious metals and to improve surface appearance, by rotating the metal pieces in a barrel together with grit and potentially water, allowing for the friction between the pieces mutually and with the grit to cause a rounding, smooth effect.

 


 

References

  1. Processes performed by tumbling – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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