Zone: Deburring

OVERVIEW: Deburring is perhaps the most critical post-machining operation for ensuring the functionality of the machined part, as well as the safe handling of the part. Deburring has traditionally been a manual task, but various technologies exist for reliably automating deburring.

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Micro Deburring Gets Hot

“Micro deburring,” a name commonly used to describe the deburring of tiny small parts, is often considered more of an art than a science. Although this is true to some extent, deburring micro parts does not always have to require hand manicuring parts with a scalpel under 10× to 20× magnification. ...MORE

Electrochemical Machining for Medical, Aerospace and More

Workpieces with complex contours often feature sections that are not easy to machine because they are difficult to access....MORE

 Automated finishing process that uses one or more robots to immerse the workpieces into the agitated media.

Mass Finishing in a Less Frenetic Fashion

Finishing systems with robotic loading capability can enable complex parts to be deburred, polished or smoothed without bumping into each other and causing them to be damaged. ...MORE

Norton Abrasives Blaze

Abrasive Brushes for Finishing by Hand or on Machine

Norton, a Saint-Gobain brand, has added to its Blaze line with a series of nylon abrasive brushes made with high-quality ceramic grains to ease integration into automated machinery, machining centers, transfer lines, robotic cells and other specialized machinery as well as portable power hand tools. ...MORE

Rosler Surf

Surface Finishing System Shortens Cycle Times

Rosler’s Surf finishing machine uses an automated surface finishing process designed for deburring, surface grinding, smoothing and polishing of components with complex geometries. ...MORE

Removing Burrs Can Be a Blast

Having trouble deburring the inner passages of a solid metal part? Read about how one company found the solution in Thermal Energy Machining (TEM), and is having a blast in the process. ...MORE

Feel the Heat with Micro Deburring

One of the many challenges of machining tiny parts is the deburring process, called micro deburring. ...MORE