Deburring of sheet metal is the removal of irregularities and sharp edges on metal products. The burrs are tiny pieces of metal that are stuck to the surface of the sheet metal, mostly around the cut edges. These are caused by machining work such as laser, water jet, punched or plasma cutting.
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Why is deburring flat metal necessary?
- A burr in sheet metal or burrs do not look professional and qualitative, from an aesthetic point of view it is recommended to deburr.
- Chance of minor injuries to assembly personnel, due to sharp burrs. Removing sharp edges is important for safety.
- Burrs can cause problems during assembly due to incorrect fitting.
- Burrs pose a risk to the proper functioning of the installation in which they are installed. Such as the damage that a burr can cause in the long run in a running motor, due to friction and corrosion.
- Burrs cause problems during post-processing with, for example, a coating. On the sharp side, the layer thickness will be thinner than elsewhere, with all its consequences.
As concluded, deburring metal parts is an essential process in the manufacturing industry to ensure high-quality finished products. Deburring sheet metal parts is particularly important in applications where precision and safety are critical, such as aerospace or medical equipment.
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The process of removing burrs from metal can cause changes to the metal surface. In terms of texture, or the introduction of new surface features. It is important to consider the specific properties of the metal being worked on. Such properties include the hardness, ductility, and chemical composition. When you consider these, you are ensured that the appropriate deburring techniques are used. The final product will not be compromised in any way. As world-leading specialist in this field for over 80 years, we can help you find the perfect solution.
Timesavers sheet metal deburring machines
Timesavers has developed deburring machines for sheet metal to ensure an optimal manufacturing operation. The deburring tool that is used in the machines is the grinding belt. Each belt has its own grit size, which is required for different types of burrs and alloys. A finer grit is recommended for softer alloys, whereas a rougher grit is best for alloys like steel. When you are interested in deburring sheet metal edges, check out our edge rounding machines.
Deburring can be combined with other machining operations, such as edge breaking and finishing. The machine will then not only remove burrs, but also apply a perfect surface finish. Timesavers offers six machines that can debur sheet metal products. The machines are automated deburring solutions and make sure that the results are no longer dependent on a worker’s set of skills.
Curious what deburring process works for you? Or do you have any questions about what series or configuration will be the best fit for your product range? Do not hesitate to contact us.
DEBURRING AT 247TAILORSTEEL
For 247TailorSteel, perfect tuning in automation is of vital importance. Machines, processes and software must work together seamlessly. For deburring, the company has engaged Timesavers. Biggest advantage: a directionless finish. For the customers of 247TailorSteel, products with a finish are difficult to assemble.
Do you mostly process stainless steel? Find out about deburring stainless steel. Removing burrs from SS can be a challenging task. It is important to consider several factors to ensure a successful outcome.
Do you have a need to deburr aluminium? Find out about deburring aluminium. Aluminium is a light weighted material that needs to be kept in place by a good vacuum or sticky transport belt. And that is just one of the things to consider.
Do you produce flat steel products? Find out about deburring steel. One huge advantage of steel is that it is magnetic. Meaning that even for small parts, there is a solution to deburr them by a machine.
Do you laser cut sheets to make flat copper parts? Find out about deburring copper. Flat copper is used for printed circuit boards or architectural elements. Let the Timesavers machine take care of deburring copper sheets and parts.
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FAQ about deburring
What is deburring?
In short, deburring is the process of removing burrs, irregularities and sharp pieces from metal, with the use of an abrasive tool. Deburring leaves the product with a smooth surface. Read here more about deburring
Why do you need to deburr?
Deburring metal parts adds to the aesthetics and it also reduces the risk of injuries to employees. With the use of abrasive grinding belts, there will be no more irregularities and no more sharp residuals. Read more about why you should deburr and round the edges of metal parts.
How to remove burrs from metal?
In order to effectively and efficiently remove burrs, it is recommended to use a deburring machine for consistent results. With such machine, the burrs are grinded off the products with abrasive material. Here you can check which deburring machine suits you best.
Why is it important to remove the burr of metal parts?
Burrs need to be removed to improve the safety during handling and assembly. Read more about why you should deburr and edge round metal parts.