Any time two metal parts come into contact the resulting friction causes heat to build up. These high temperatures lead to wear over time, reduce efficiency, and eventually create the need for replacement. By creating a smooth and shiny finish, the ISF Process increases the life expectancy and efficiency of moving metal parts. Increased life expectancy translates into both lower operating costs and improved performance. The ISF Process is a physicochemical process, using high density, non-abrasive ceramic media and conventional vibratory finishing equipment in which large batches of parts can be processed at the same time.