The machining industry has realised in the last few years that the deburring process is a mandatory procedure that can truly affect the overall performance that the component subjected to the machining process can offer. However to complete the deburring process you can choose from different techniques that will still get the job done however they each use a different style.

Before we begin talking about deburring techniques we need to cover the subject of burrs that represent excess pieces of material that are left on the component that has been earlier subjected to the machining process. These excess bits of material first of all just look nasty on the surface of the component and have to be removed and secondly they can affect in a negative manner the performance that the component can later on offer to the consumer. There are several techniques that are used today for the deburring process and in this article I am going to explain some of them to you just so you can realise the versatility and diversity of this procedure.

First we can talk a bit about manual deburring which represents generally the usual way to deburr a product. This technique involves a worker manually handling a tool in order to remove any burrs that might compromise the component and the workers generally use blades that varry in size and shape and at the same time have mobile heads in order to reach difficult places by going into several angles. The blades used on these tools also can be made from metals that cut quickly or ceramic that is used for more fragile materials.

Another technique that is used for deburring involves cryogenic cutting. This technique is risky and is done by an automated machine. The burrs are cooled in very low temperatures that can drop to – 319 degrees Fahrenheit and after they are cooled appropriately they are cut from the root so the component remains clear of any burrs. I say this is a risky procedure because these temperatures can destroy tissue instantly so human contact is strictly prohibited.

Also you can use an electrochemical current in the deburring process that involves a tool that will past an electrical current directed precisely at the burr and in a very short period of time like maximum 10 seconds the burr is obliterated right from the root. This is a technique that incorporates both speed and efficiency in it’s design.

There are several techniques used today for deburring purposes however the important part is that they all facilitate a process that is absolutely mandatory in the machining industry.

Source by Mihai Dumbrava