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Why is Deburring Important for Metal Fabrication Projects?

Posted by CAMM Metals on Dec 6, 2017 10:45:00 AM

Deburring MachineRegardless of the industry you’re in, accuracy matters— it’s critical to have dependable machines and parts that produce accurate, repeatable, and predictable results time and time again.

We’re proud to announce that we’ve acquired a 2200 Series Rotary Brush Deburring Machine. This machine is an incredible tool for customers who require a fully deburred part. The machine employs a multi-directional brush design, which uniformly deburrs and finishes the edge of machined parts in one pass, saving valuable time and money in the process.

Let’s examine how modern deburring machines work as well as the benefits of deburring for metal fabrication projects.

What is Deburring?

Why do metal fabricators debar in the first place? The answer seems obvious After all, the process can produce high-quality finishes, removing sharp, dangerous burrs and producing a smooth edge. Having parts with no burrs or sharp edges can also lead to safer material handling as well as increased personal safety. Beyond that, the products simply look better after deburring.

There’s another benefit as well: reduced liability. Contrary to the single-belt machines used decades ago, modern deburring machines smooth both the surfaces and edges. In the past, many metal shops used a single-belt machine to scratch the surface, remove the vertical burr, and create a grain or brush finish; however, this created a horizontal burr or sharp, 90-degree edge. This is what many shops called “deburring” 30 years ago. Today it’s a potential liability. Modern deburring systems reduce this potential liability considerably by completely eradicating burrs from part surfaces as well as interior and exterior edges. Essentially, they help produce parts that are safe, aesthetically pleasing, and ready for smooth processing downstream.

Why is Deburring Important for Metal Fabrication Projects?

For projects that require incredible precision and attention to detail, any displaced metal can cause critical and potentially hazardous situations. For example, in the food industry, small flecks of metal that flake off and end up in product can be a potentially huge health hazard. By the same merit, medical products like surgical tools also require smooth edges— rough edges could cause internal damage to a patient or potentially become a biohazard.

Speeding Up the Manufacturing Process

Deburring equipment helps to speed up the manufacturing process, making it more efficient and cost effective. It’s beneficial to use these machines as they help to standardize the size, shape and perfection level of the parts. When a human is doing the deburring manually, the results can be slightly different each time. With a machine, each part is completed exactly the same, ensuring it will work properly for its intended application.

Improving Safety

If your project requires any type of material that is likely to have sharp edges after being cut, you will have to go through the deburring process. As we mentioned earlier, a deburring machine helps smooth out the jagged edges of a material after being cut. A deburring machine is important to the safety of the workers and the consumers. When working with any type of material, there is always the chance of an accident occurring— this is especially true with metals. When being cut, metals leave very sharp, rigid edges. Deburring eliminates ease sharp edges so that the worker can handle it without the possibility of getting cut or injured because of it.

Additionally, a deburring machine also helps to maintain the safety of other important machines. Materials must be deburred before moving on to the next stage in manufacturing; otherwise, the sharp edges could get caught on various parts of the other machines.

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At CAMM Metals, we don’t believe in “one size fits all” solutions. Our employees go out of their way to tailor each project and deburring solution to the specific needs of our customers, whether they be in automotive manufacturing, electrical engineering or even the medical industry. We’re here to provide custom solutions for any of your metal fabrication needs.

It's crucial to do your research when choosing a metal fabrication, as not all companies are capable of completing the same quality of work. CAMM Metals has years of experience, honing our skills across the board to deliver a quality product and measurable bottom line value to our customers.

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Topics: Custom Metal Fabrication, Deburring

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