Deburring is the process of removing the small imperfections known as burrs from machined metal products.
Machining processes shape a piece of metal in different ways. Stamping, for instance, presses the workpiece in a die set, while milling uses a rotating tool to shave metal off a workpiece. Processes like these do not always work perfectly as they may leave small ridges or protrusions of metal known as burrs.
Burrs compromise the quality of the finished part if they are not removed. After machining or welding, during deburring these imperfections are removed to provide a smooth, reliable metal part.
Manual deburring is the most common and economical deburring method. In manual deburring, experienced technicians scrape or buff the burrs out of the metal pieces by hand using simple tools. It is a time-consuming process and can dramatically reduce productivity.
What is burr and how does it occur?
- During stamping, fine blanking or forming
- During casting, sinter and molding of material
- During milling, turning, drilling and grinding
Suggestion for solution bundles alongside our software platforms that are tested within deburring
We suggest using Mimic for edge radiusing and burr removal. Mimic is a perfect solution for teaching the path around the round edges and cutting the burrs off, while CraftMate, on the other hand, is great at detecting edges and surface burrs, and rousing/smoothing the material.
You can choose the technology based on your technique and the desired outcome.
- Edge radiusing and burr removal
- Surface burr removal