Why deburring is important in finishing, according to Vibra FinishJune 11, 2019 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Vibra Finish provides finishing of metal parts for many businesses, and a big part of the finishing process is deburring. For many companies, deburring is a mandatory procedure that affects the performance of the components being finished. The Vibra Finish team specializes in vibratory deburring; other common techniques include centrifugal, tumbling, and dry-process deburring – all of which have unique advantages for different applications.
A versatile and diverse procedure
Burrs are excess pieces of material left on components that have been through the machining process. Not only do they look unattractive; they also tend to hinder the performance of the components. Parts with burrs on them also pose safety hazards, as burrs leave sharp edges that can potentially harm both workers and machines. Workers who handle the parts risk getting cuts or worse, and side effects of this include lawsuits or occupational health and safety charges.
Burrs can have a negative effect on machinery once the components are put into action. The sharp edges can get caught on various machine parts and lead to damage or breakdowns, which results in needless downtime and expense for the company. Burrs can affect the operational and fatigue life of a component, and they can seriously increase production time and costs. Finally, removing burrs makes parts look smoother and more aesthetically pleasing. There are many reasons why deburring is such an important part of the finishing process.
Deburring is a versatile and diverse procedure, with many different techniques. Vibratory deburring is a common method that Vibra Finish uses. Vibratory deburring machines use computerized, controlled conditions to keep every element, run, and batch consistent, without touching, nicking, or scraping any surfaces. Centrifugal deburring uses a three-part system (tub, disc, and motor) for quicker rates, high flexibility and control, and top finish quality. Other common techniques include dry-process deburring, shot blasting – usually for preparing or restoring automotive parts – and barrel finishing, which involves deburring parts to a high finish.
With the proper media added, these deburring techniques are options that give parts the best possible finish every time.
To learn more, contact Vibra Finish.