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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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Drag Finishing: Surface Finishing of Delicate Parts

 For complex parts with high surface finish specs, production deburring and surface prep can be done using the Drag Finishing process.

before and after ECD

Ban The Burr—A Look At ECD

Deburring is a consideration, and often a problem, for all manufacturing engineers. The burrs resulting from a metalworking operation may be tolerable; however, burrs are always present.

Slugger GXE Deburring Machines Address Finishing Challenges

By: Lori Beckman (editor)
Fein Power Tools Inc.’s Slugger GXE deburring machine is fast and highly versatile when equipped with Slugger’s range of brushes, the company says.

Removing Burrs Can Be a Blast

By: Russ Willcutt
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.

Feel the Heat with Micro Deburring

By: Lori Beckman
One of the many challenges of machining tiny parts is the deburring process, called micro deburring.

James Wilhite checks holes after TEM deburring

Burning Away the Burrs

By: Russ Willcutt
Searching for an efficient means of deburring internal passages led this company to develop a specialized machining cell that incorporates thermal energy to smooth away rough edges.

Kennametal Precision Surface Solutions’ Extrude Hone EVO

July 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Cleaning & Deburring

By: Stephanie Hendrixson
This month’s product slideshow highlights parts washers, finishing equipment and deburring tools.

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