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Isotropic Superfinish (ISF®) Process

The Isotropic Superfinish (ISF) process is a unique patented process that generates a non-directional low Ra surface. It employs mass finishing equipment in conjunction with accelerated refinement chemistries that are non-hazardous and environmentally friendly. Among its many benefits, this surface finishing process reduces friction and wear on the surface, increases part durability and improves corrosion resistance.

Common Uses

The process has proven applications in many industries, including aerospace, automotive, gearing, bearings, medical, military, motorsports, off-highway and power generation. Common metals that utilize the ISF process include steel, stainless steel, titanium and other engineered metals.

REM ISF Processing

A&B Black Oxide is proud to offer REM Surface Engineering’s ISF process, which produces a surface that offers key advantages over other “superfinishing” techniques. The resulting surface is asperity free, with a non-directional (isotropic) texture. The surface has an increased bearing ratio and enhances the lubricant retention properties of the mating surface.

The video below provides an overview of the REM ISF process:

REM ISF processing offers key benefits to you and to your end users.

ISF benefits to the producer:

  • Mass production capability
  • Minimal training required
  • Minimal capital expenditures

ISF benefits to the end user:

  • Reduce fuel consumption
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Reduce maintenance intervals
  • Eliminate break-in

In-House ISF Services from A&B Black Oxide

Utilizing our in-house ISF services offers you key advantages:

  • Quick start-up
  • No capital investment
  • No additional staffing
  • No waste management
  • Long-term flexibility
  • Quick turnaround time

Results of the REM Isotropic Superfinish process are impressive:

  • Significant decrease in wear, resulting in longer component life
  • Increased fuel economy
  • Lower lubricant temperatures
  • Reduced operating expenses

To learn more about how this process can benefit your operation, call us today at 216-861-4431, or fill out our contact form and one of our team members will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Contact us today at bob@abblackoxide.com or 216-941-3350 to discuss your application.